What are the best fiction novels about alzheimers disease?

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    #1The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 

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    Debra Henry
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book does fit into this category, but only partially. It is more about a tragic love story between Noah and Allie when they were younger. It has a lot of heart wrenching story about these two people who are destine to find their way back to each other. "
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    #2King Lear

    King Lear

    King Lear was too old and tired to reign anymore, so he decided to divide his realm among his daughters: the two eldest daughters flattered him, and they were rewarded properly, but the youngest child, Cordelia, expressed her true feelings towards him, and was disinherited, what ultimately made the King lose his mind. 

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    Kelly Robinson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I'm not sure this is directly related to alzheimers. I feel that there could have been a better book."
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    #3Still Alice

    Still Alice
    Still Alice is a standalone contemporary fiction novel written by Lisa Genova which centers on 50-year-old Alice Howland who has been diagnosed with the early stage of Alzheimer's disease. This is the debut novel of the author of the book. 
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    Jennifer Sullivan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a good book I admit. However, the subject matter is too depressing for me. I have had too many personal encounters with Alzheimers."
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    #4The Madonnas of Leningrad

    The Madonnas of Leningrad

    The Madonnas of Leningrad is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Debra Dean which centers on Marina who is already losing her fight with Alzheimer's disease.

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    Joseph Washington
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "It is hard watching a family look toward the future while one member of it is slipping away to the past. Marina is a grandmother who is slipping away into the past because of Alzheimer's. Her family gets to really know who she is when this happens, which is both beautiful and sad at the same time. A great read!"
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    #5The Leisure Seeker

    The Leisure Seeker

    The Leisure Seeker is a travel fiction novel written by Michael Zadoorian which follows the 80-year-old couple Ella and John Robin who are diagnosed with cancer and Alzheimer's disease. This has been adapted into a film by the Sony Picture. 

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    Kimberly Aguilar
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I found this a fascinating read. It has an interesting perspective on Alzheimer's disease."
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    #6The Night Guest

    The Night Guest

    The Night Guest is a standalone mystery fiction novel written by Fiona McFarlane which follows widowed Ruth living in an isolated beach house after she received a visit from Frida claiming to be her carer.

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    Jane Cunningham
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A truly engaging tale weaving in a character with alzheimers. It is done so well by the author with respect and grace throughout. "
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    #7What Flowers Remember

    What Flowers Remember

    What Flowers Remember is a standalone realistic fiction novel written by Shannon Wiersbitzky which follows the love story between couple Delia and Old Red Clancy, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  

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    Billy Armstrong
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "What Flowers Remember is a fiction novel about young Delia and a man named Old Red who has come down with Alzheimer's. The town is close knit and all knows Old Red. Delia wants to preserve his memories by gathering his history within the town for him."
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    #8The Graduation of Jake Moon

    The Graduation of Jake Moon

    The Graduation of Jake Moon is a standalone realistic fiction novel written by Barbara Park which follows on Jake Moon whose grandfather named Skelly has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 

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    Grace Diaz
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "What a great book! I just finished reading The Graduation of Jake Moon and I just loved it. For anyone whose family has been touched by Alzheimer's disease, this is such a great read. "
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    #9The Summer of You (Blue Raven)

    The Summer of You (Blue Raven)

    The Summer of You is the first book in the historical romance series Blue Raven written by Kate Noble which follows the romance between Lady Jane Cummings and Byrne Worth.

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    Bobby Lewis
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Whoa. What can I say? I just put this down once the first time I got it. And I can say it's truly been a ride. Devastatingly sad, but some how hopeful and inspiring. Really tugs at the old heart strings."
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    #10Tranquility

    Tranquility
    Tranquility is a standalone mystery fiction novel written by Laurie Gardiner which centers on support worker Sarah Scott who is trying to uncover the secrets in a dementia unit where she believes the new resident Edie does not have dementia. 
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    Julie Hicks
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This work of fiction will give it's readers a in-depth look of alzheimer's disease and characters that are full of depth and personality. It will make you laugh, cry and get angry, which is a great aspect in fiction when the book can pull on your emotions. Check this out if you ever wonder about how those feel when they are caring for patient's with alzheimers, it will be a bit of an eye-opener! "

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Best What are the best fiction novels about alzheimers disease
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The NotebookBooks 37 Paid
2King Lear Books 33 Paid
3Still AliceBooks 31 Paid
4The Madonnas of LeningradBooks 29 Paid
5The Leisure SeekerBooks 27 Paid
6The Night GuestBooks 26 Paid
7What Flowers RememberBooks 24 Paid
8The Graduation of Jake MoonBooks 21 Paid
9The Summer of You (Blue Raven)Books 20 Paid
10TranquilityBooks 17 Paid
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