Our Caregiver Appreciation Month Book Sale & Giveaway

AlzAuthors Caregiver Appreciation Month Book Sale & Giveaway

November is National Caregiver Appreciation Month, which makes it the perfect time to recognize the long hours, sacrifice, and love caregivers bring to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. In honor of their efforts, we’re hosting a book sale and giveaway. It’s a terrific way for those looking for information, guidance, and support to build a library of carefully vetted books to help guide and inspire them every day. Books make excellent gifts, too!

Starting November 10th through the 17th, you can take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to check out some of our books at discounted prices. Some are even FREE. We offer a variety of genres, including fiction, memoir, non-fiction, and children’s books, available in many formats, including ebook, paperback, and audio.

Our books are written from a deep place of understanding, experience, knowledge, and love. May you find one – or two, or more! – to help guide you on your own dementia journey.

Click on the book covers to visit each book’s Amazon.com page* or the author’s giveaway page. Read the book’s description for additional info on how to obtain the book. 

Please check all prices before purchasing. AlzAuthors is not responsible for ensuring price reductions. Please contact the individual authors with questions (contact information is provided in each author’s AlzAuthors blog post). All prices are in U.S. dollars.

*We are an Amazon Associate and may receive a small commission from book sales.

AlzAuthors Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving Stories, volume 2Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Stories: 47 Authors Share Their Inspiring Personal Experiences (An AlzAuthors Anthology, Book 2) by AlzAuthors, ebook FREE (reg. $4.99) via BookFunnel; paperback $9.99 (reg. $14.99) on Amazon

Within these pages you will be immersed in a world of writing about Alzheimer’s and dementia gathered by the acquisitions team at AlzAuthors. This team has worked tirelessly to find and vet resources – memoir, novels, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, and blogs – to provide those living with dementia a friendly place to find the support and knowledge they need. All entries come from the blog’s second year. Includes books for those caring for parents, a spouse, or living with the disease themselves, and features books for children and teens. May one of their stories speak to you.


AlzAuthors Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving Stories, volume 1 Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Stories: 58 Authors Share Their Inspiring Personal Experiences (An AlzAuthors Anthology Book 1) by AlzAuthors, FREE (reg. $4.99) via BookFunnel; paperback $9.99 (reg. 14.99) on Amazon

This poignant anthology grew out of the first year’s blog posts on AlzAuthors.com. Fifty-eight authors reveal the backstory of their books about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. It is a heartfelt compilation from those who have been deeply touched – whether they live with the disease, are caregivers, or simply care. They join together to offer compassionate support and courage for anyone traveling a similar path.



Heeding the Caregiver Call CoverHeeding the Caregiver Call: The Story of Barbara Ella Milton, Sr. and Alzheimer’s Disease by Barbara Ella Milton, Jr., memoir, FREE PDF contact the author at DrMiltonLCSW@gmail.com (reg. $2.99); paperback $19.99, hardcover $35.99

This book tells the story of Barbara Jr.’s journey as her mother’s caregiver, and shares insights into the physical, emotional, financial and spiritual impacts of caregiving while fighting her own cancer. It provides practical information to others who assume caregiving roles for their loved ones. Follow this mother and daughter’s journey through resentments and regrets, forgiveness and faith, laughter and love. Barbara Jr. promised her mother on her deathbed that she would tell her story. Here it is.


Just for You: a Daily Self-Care Journal by Elizabeth Beighey Miller, non-fiction, paperback $10.00 (reg. $14.99), purchase direct from the author on her website

Just for You, A Daily Self-Care Journal guides the writer on a journey of self-discovery while intentionally exploring the seasons of life 365 days a year. Each daily prompt encourages the writer to uncover creative self-care solutions and rediscover personal visions and desires. Ultimately this is a creative tool to boost and inspire the recipient to live their best life by focusing on integrating health and happiness into each day. This journal blends daily writing prompts with monthly ‘fun’ activity pages. Use the blank lines to capture one or multiple years of daily responses. Personalize the journal pages by adding splashes of color and creativity. Whether received as personal gift or offered to someone who needs encouragement, this journal enables a fun and positive ripple effect in just minutes each day by allowing the writer to creatively focus on wellness for the mind, body and spirit.


Walking My Momma Home: Finding Love, Grace, and Acceptance Through the Labyrinth of Dementia by Kathy Flora, memoir, ebook $1.99 (reg. $2.99), paperback $6.99 (reg. $9.99), for a FREE audiobook download code contact kflora11@gmail.com

This is a memoir of my mom and me. It’s about love, hope, uncertainty, role reversal, courage and the raw humanity in Mom’s experience losing herself to Lewy Body Dementia. It’s about hard decisions, conflicts, the relationship balancing and personal soul-stretching my caregiving required. It’s our story of surprising joy and laughter, of tears and terrors, of opening hearts and deep, emotional healing, and finally of God’s loving patience as we grew together. We lost our fierce little momma to Covid-19 in April, 2020 at age 94.  It was a bittersweet goodbye over Facetime, and a blessed parting for now. My hope is that our memoir helps you reflect on and process your own journey with dementia caregiving; for after all, aren’t we all fellow travelers, just trying to find our way home?


I Love You Always CoverI Love You Always: One Family’s Alzheimer’s/Dementia Journey and the Lessons Learned Along the Way by LaBena Fleming, non-fiction, ebook $1.99 (reg. $2.99), paperback $9.95 (reg. $12.95) and Caregiver to Caregiver: A Scripture Focused, Guided Reflection Journal, paperback $9.95 (reg. $12.95)

2021 Caregiver Friendly Award Winning Book, I Love You Always, is a story of love, honor, faith and hope, which not only shares one family’s dementia journey, but also shares valuable caregiver tips, lessons, and scripture that provided comfort throughout the journey. Caregiver to Caregiver provides caregivers with an outlet for the stress of caregiving, while also sharing valuable caregiver lessons/tips and scripture to provide hope and comfort. Guided reflections are provided to assist those who have trouble getting started.


Wildflowers in Winter by Naomi Wark, fiction, ebook $1.49 (reg. $2.99), paperback, $7.99 (reg. $12.99)

Ninety-two-year-old Edna Pearson considers family the bloodline. Edna has never accepted her son, Larry’s, second wife and his stepdaughters, Alicia and Lorraine, as family. When Larry, her last child, dies, Edna faces a lonely life, estranged from the only relations she has known for over two decades. But the tragedy of her son’s death reunites her with her true family, her blood, her grandson, David, separated by a divorce thirty years earlier. With no one else to take on the responsibility for Edna’s care, David steps in to assure her needs are met. As Edna’s aging mind gives in to Alzheimer’s, Edna finds herself increasingly reliving the happy and sad memories of her younger years. When Alicia informs Edna of a family crisis, and Edna learns a life-long family secret, Edna is forced to confront her bias. After years of resentment, at this stage in life, can Edna find it in her heart to forgive and redefine her definition of family?


A Doll for Grandma CoverA Doll for Grandma: A Story about Alzheimer’s Disease by Paulette Sharkey, children’s fiction, FREE hardcover (reg. $17.99), contact the author via her website

A little girl finds new ways to play with her grandmother, who has developed Alzheimer’s disease and moved into a memory care home, in this children’s story about empathy, kindness, and family love. All author proceeds support Alzheimer’s research.


Bringing Mom Home Susan SoesbeBringing Mom Home: How Two Sisters Moved Their Mother Out of Assisted Living to Care For Her Under One Amazingly Large Roof by Susan M. Soesbe, memoir, ebook $0.99 (reg. $3.99), paperback $8.99 (reg. $11.99)

Sisters Claire and Susan have been noticing their independent, introverted mother is sort of … off. Discreet investigation reveals the appalling truth: Mom can’t find her way home, pay her bills or even get to the toilet anymore. The move to an assisted living facility only further highlights the many aspects of her life that have quietly fallen through the cracks. Assisted living doesn’t render enough assistance for people with advanced dementia, and Mom has never fit in anyway. There’s only one thing left to do: bring her home. But how can the sisters pull it off?


Granny Can't Remember CoverGranny Can’t Remember Me by Susan McCormick, fiction book for kids, ebook $0.99 (reg. $3.99) paperback $7.99

Granny Can’t Remember Me is a lighthearted picture book about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia told from the perspective of a six-year-old boy, appropriate for children in preschool through early elementary school (ages 3 – 8). Granny can’t remember that Joey likes soccer and rockets and dogs. Granny can’t remember much of anything. But with Granny’s stories of her Three Best Days, Joey knows she loves him just the same. Alzheimer’s disease is more and more common, and many young children experience this sometimes scary and sad family situation. Granny Can’t Remember Me shows a boy’s acceptance and love for his grandmother despite this unfortunate illness.


Dementia With Dignity, Judy CornishDementia With Dignity Judy Cornish, caregiver guide, 20% off (ebook reg. $5.45, hardcover reg. $19.95)

Alzheimer’s home care is possible! Dementia with Dignity explains the groundbreaking new approach: the DAWN Method®, designed so families and caregivers can provide home care. It outlines practical tools and techniques to help your loved one feel happier and more comfortable so that you can postpone the expense of long-term care.




Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story by Marianne Sciucco, fiction; KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL! ebook starts at $0.99 then rises each day to $2.99 (reg. $2.99); paperback $9.99 (reg. $14.99)

What if the person who knew you best and loved you most forgot your face, and couldn’t remember your name? A care facility is everyone’s solution for what to do about Sara, but her husband, Jack, can’t bear to live without her. He is committed to saving his marriage, his wife, and their life together from the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. He and Sara retired years ago to the house of their dreams, and operated it as a Cape Cod bed and breakfast named Blue Hydrangeas. Jack has made an impossible promise: He and Sara will stay together in their beautiful home no matter what the disease brings. However, after nine years of selfless caregiving, complicated by her progressing Alzheimer’s and his own failing heart, he finally admits he can no longer care for her at home. With reluctance, he arranges to admit her to an assisted living facility. But, on the day of admission, Sara is having one of her few good days, and he is unable to follow through. Instead, he takes them on an impulsive journey to confront their past and reclaim their future. In the end, he realizes that staying together at any cost is what truly matters.


Alzheimer’s Daughter by Jean Lee, memoir; ebook $0.99 (reg. $5.99)

What would you do if both parents were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? At the time of their diagnosis, Ed Church struggles to his feet, yelling, “How dare you use the A. word with me,” while Ibby wags her finger at the doctor scolding, “Shame on you.” They protect each other, Ibby by asserting, “We’re not leaving our home,” and Ed reassuring, “We’re just fine.” About his driving Ed defends, “I’m an excellent driver, I’ve never had an accident.” When their daughter, Rosie, finds dings in Ed’s car, he dismisses, “Someone must have bumped into me.” After Rosie moves them to assisted living, convinced they are on a second honeymoon, they break the news, “We’ve decided not to have more children.” In the late stages, they politely shake Rosie’s hand, inquiring, “Now, who are you?” In Alzheimer’s Daughter readers journey with Rosie Church from her first suspicions that something is awry to nearly a decade later as she is honored to hold Ed and Ibby’s hands when they draw their final breaths.


Somebody-Stole-My-Iron-Vicki-TapiaSomebody Stole My Iron: a Family Memoir of Dementia by Vicki Tapia, ebook $0.99 (reg. $4.99), paperback $12.75 (reg. $15.95)

Navigating the waters of dementia can be frightening, unleashing a boatload of emotions for everyone involved. After Vicki Tapia’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, followed closely by her father with Parkinson’s disease-related dementia, she struggled to find practical, helpful information to light her way. Somebody Stole My Iron began as a diary to help her cope, but emerged as a road map for others. It offers a glimpse into her family’s life as they rode the waves of dementia, sometimes sailing, other times capsizing. This engaging memoir offers useful information from experts within the field of Alzheimer’s research, personal lessons the author learned along the way, and ideas and tips for managing the day-to-day ups and downs of dementia.


The Reluctant Caregiver by Joy JohnstonThe Reluctant Caregiver, Missives from the Caregiving Minefield by Joy Johnston, memoir; ebook $0.99 (reg. $1.49)

Peppered with snarky humor, vivid observations, and poignant honesty, this personal essay collection will resonate with dementia caregivers and those facing a family health crisis.





Motherhood: Lost and Found by Ann Campanella, memoir; ebook $0.99 (reg. $4.99); paperback $12.95 (reg. $15.95)

Alzheimer’s disease, infertility and love of horses intersect in this memoir, which was named “One of the Best Alzheimer’s Books of All Time” by Book Authority. At age 33, author Ann Campanella returns to her home state of North Carolina ready to build a horse farm and start a family. Ann’s foundation is shaken when she experiences multiple miscarriages at the same time her mother spirals into Alzheimer’s. Ann’s connection to horses sustains her as she cares for her elderly parents and her window of motherhood begins to close. As her mother’s memory fades, Ann receives a final miracle. The voice in Ann’s memoir has been called constant and abiding, her imagery indelible. Her graceful, exacting language rises above the grief of infertility and the struggle to care for aging parents, connecting the reader ultimately to the heartbeat and resilience of the human experience.


Kathryn Harrison Weeds in Nana's GardenWeeds in Nana’s Garden by Kathryn Harrison, illustrated children’s fiction; ebook $1.99 (reg. $4.99)

A young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana’s magical garden. Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer’s Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers. As time passes, the weeds grow thicker and her Nana declines, but the girl accepts the difficult changes with love, learning to take-over as the garden’s caregiver. Extending from the experience of caring for her mother, artist Kathryn Harrison has created this poignant children’s story with rich illustrations to candidly explore dementia diseases, while demonstrating the power of love. It is a journey that will cultivate understanding and touch your heart. After the story, a useful Question and Answer section is included. $1 from the purchase of this book will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


Pam Ostrowski, It's Not that SimpleIt’s Not That Simple: Helping Families Navigate the Alzheimer’s Journey by Pam Ostrowski ebook $5.99 (reg. $9.99)

Based on her 14-year dementia journey with her parents, this family guidebook provides answers to the myriad of dementia questions families have as well as compassionate guidance and real-life tips on how to deal with overwhelming task, decisions, and emotional fatigue families face.




Why Is Grandma Naked? Caring for Your Aging Parent by Ellen Rittberg, humorous how-to, ebook FREE (reg. $2.99); paperback $5.99 (reg. $9.99)

When award-winning journalist-essayist attorney Ellen Rittberg moved in to care for her mother, she learned through time there was much joy, humor (and yes, stress even though she represented senior citizens and wrote reports for judges in guardianship matters). Part memoir-part cheerleading primer, her theory is yes you can do it and laugh throughout her do’s and don’t-do’s.




Remember Joan coverRemember Joan: An Alzheimer’s Story by Candace Minor Comstock, memoir, ebook $1.99 (reg. $3.99), paperback $7.99 (reg. 10.99)

Remember Joan is the account of a daughter beside her mother as they face a life disrupted by Alzheimer’s disease. The book begins with a wedding and ends with a funeral. Embedded between these two ceremonial rituals are two tales, the story of a mother’s decline and death due to Alzheimer’s and the story of a life as the daughter of Joan. The stages of Joan’s Alzheimer’s are described, including the practical and the painful. Familial relationships, both constructive and noxious are examined. Humor is the family’s favorite coping strategy when damage control is necessary. In the end, this book is not only a tribute to Joan’s life, but a tribute to all who try to create a celebrated life with the people that surround them.


Body Aware Grieving: A Fitness Trainer’s Guide To Caring For Your Health During Sad Times by Margo Rose, caregiver guide, paperback $12.95 (reg. $14.95)

Body Aware Grieving: A Fitness Trainer’s Guide To Caring For Your Health During Sad Times offers practical ways to help you develop your own personalized Healing Action Plan. This book is easy to read and categories include: Injury Reduction, Skillful Grieving, Wisdom and Renewal.




Memory's-Last-Breath-Gerta-SaundersMemories Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia by Gerda Saunders, ebook $2.99 (reg. $9.99); print copy FREE direct from the author, contact gerdasaunders@gmail.com

Based on the “field notes” she keeps in her journal, Memory’s Last Breath is Gerda Saunders’ astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders, a former university professor, nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa. “For anyone facing dementia, [Saunders’] words are truly enlightening . . . Inspiring lessons about living and thriving with dementia.” — Maria Shriver, NBC’s Today Show


Meet Me Where I Am – An Alzheimer’s Care Guide by Mary Ann Drummond, ebook $1.99 (reg. $8.49)

Meet Me Where I Am provides knowledge and essential tools to lovingly, confidently and, above all, successfully care for those who live with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Over 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease. Along with them, 15 million unpaid caregivers seek knowledge and resources to assist them in the journey. The unique care principles found in Meet Me Where I Am help mitigate depression, decrease anxiety, and allow for successful relationships as long as possible in the dementia journey. Mary Ann Drummond, RN credits her unique care philosophy to the greatest teachers of all—the many individuals living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias she has had the pleasure of caring for over the years. Imbuing practical tips with wisdom, respect, and sensibility, Drummond comes full circle by sharing what happened when her own mentor fell prey to the disease. Meet Me Where I Am is a road map that teaches caregivers how to focus on the possibilities, discover the joy in the journey, and prepare for the road ahead.

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  1. Thank you Marianne, Jean, Vicki, Ann, and Kathryn for making this event happen. And thank you to the authors who included their books at discounted prices. I have read two of these already and look forward to reading others. And I will review*****

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