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More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between care partners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia.

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to

  • cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease’s progression;
  • help the patient talk about the illness;
  • face the issue of driving;
  • make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible;
  • adjust room design for the patient’s comfort; and
  • deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fine addition to Alzheimer’s and caregiving collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “This audiobook is surprisingly upbeat, considering that the topic—dealing with relatives with Alzheimer’s—can be so depressing…Listeners will quickly appreciate narrator Pam Ward’s delivery, which remains optimistic regardless of the topic being discussed. Ward’s empathetic, loving tone is ideal and allows the listener to focus on Coste’s methods, which are designed to ease the pain and feelings of helplessness that overwhelm the families and friends of those with Alzheimer’s. A finalist for the 2015 Audie Award.”


  • Pam Ward’s warm, expressive, professional reading brings a soothing, authoritative and informative voice to an emotionally loaded subject.

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “A true godsend to anyone caring for those afflicted with dementia.”

    Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, author of Decoding Darkness

  • Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Personal Development Narration
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About the Author

Joanne Koenig Coste, a nationally recognized expert and an outspoken advocate for patient and family care, is a board member of the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Currently in private practice as an Alzheimer’s family therapist, she also serves as president of Alzheimer’s Consulting Associates. She lectures around the country and is the recipient of a National Award for Health Heroes from Reader’s Digest. She was named a “Woman to Watch in the 21st Century” by NBC Nightly News.