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The following list of books provide a small selection of fictional books on the various aspects of dementia and Alzheimer's.


Each book comes with a review or an introduction of what the book can offer and a link that takes you to a website if you are interested in finding out more or wish to purchase the book.



The Memory Book


The Memory Book
'The Memory Book' by Rowan Coleman is more than a novel that celebrates the highs and lows of the relationships between mothers and daughters. It explores how the experience of younger onset dementia impacts on the lives of three generations of women in a family.


Claire's journey is described with an honest understanding of the issues that can seem emotionally and practically overwhelming but with a sharply observed humour and uplifting and inspiring message.


To read more on this book or if you wish to purchase the book go to the author's website Rowan Coleman.


Published in 2014 by Ebury Press, A Random House Group Company

Still Alice

Still Alice
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life.


She sets out for a run and soon realises she has no idea how to find her way home. She has taken the route for years, however nothing looks familiar. She is utterly lost. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away ...


To read more on this book or if you wish to purchase the book go to Amazon.


Grace and Mary by Melvyn Bragg

Grace and Mary
John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the mother she barely knew ...



To read more on this book or if you wish to purchase the book go to Waterstones