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Books - Caregiving

  • The 36-Hour Day by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins

    • A guide for families that addresses the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer's while also giving attention to the emotions and needs of the caregiver.​

  • The Best Friend’s Approach to Dementia Care by Virginia Bell and David Troxel

    • How to make the best out of a bad situation describes this book and redefines how we can enhance the lives of individuals living with Alzheimer's and related dementia.​

  • Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene Brackey

    • Practical advice along with encouraging words and phrases to include in each day while caring for someone with Alzheimer's and related dementia.​

  • Coach Broyle’s Playbook by Frank Broyles

    • A practical tips guide to the basic needs of a person with Alzheimer's and related dementia. This guide is very direct and easy to read, providing the information in a list format.​

  • Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade by Gary Chapman

    • This is a new approach to the five love languages. It looks beyond the darkness of dementia in order to bring to light the emotional connection the caregiver has with the person they are caring for.​

  • Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s by Joanne Koenig Coste

    • A guide to the difficult conversations between a caregiver and patient about the diagnosis, driving, making meals, taking baths, adjusting furniture, wandering, paranoia, and aggression.​

  • Surviving Alzheimer’s by Paula Spencer Scott

    • How to help your loved one with Alzheimer's/dementia without sacrificing yourself.​


Books – Brain Health

  • The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

    • Looking at how to live longer than the people who have lived the longest. It includes reports on health, fitness, diet, and aging. ​

  • The Blue Zones of Happiness by Dan Buettner

    • Learn new habits to create a healthier, happier life in the long term.​

  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen

    • How does the brain work? This book provides results from 100,000 brain scans showing how different brain structures cause different people to experience anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulses.​

  • Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion by Wendy Suzuki

    • Neuroscientist Dr. Suzuki provides the truth about anxiety and how it is a feeling essential to our survival.​

  • Healthy Brain, Happy Life by Wendy Suzuki

    • Learn the biological connection between exercise, mindfulness, and action.​

  • Remember by Lisa Genova

    • How are memories made and how do we retrieve a memory? You'll learn if forgotten memories are temporary or erased forever. ​

  • Save Your Brain by Paul Nussbaum

    • The 5 things you must do to keep your mind young and sharp.​

  • Train Your Brain to Get Happy by Teresa Aubele, Stan Wenck, and Susan Reynolds

    • How to program yourself to be happy, optimistic, and serene.​

  • Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Dr. Sanjay Gupta

    • How to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age. Is there a best diet to keep your brain young? What exercise should be done to have a healthy brain? Are playing video games the best for your memory? Should I take a vitamin to help my brain? All questions will be answered.​




Brain Exercises

Local and National Agencies

  • Alzheimer’s Association Hotline



  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America



  • American Stroke Association



  • Lewy Body Dementia Association



  • Lowcountry Area Agency on Aging



  • National Parkinson Foundation



  • The Association for Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)



Urgent Assistance

  • Adult Protective Services



  • Community Crisis Response/Intervention



  • Disaster Distress Helpline



  • Hopeful Horizons (domestic abuse)


  • Lift Assistance (non-emergency falls - Beaufort County)


  •  Lift Assistance (non-emergency falls - Hilton Head Island)



  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline



  • Project Lifesaver

843-255-3415 (local website through the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office)   (national website)  

  • SC Dept. of Mental Health



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