Book on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Help for owners of dogs with dementia now!

  • Learn the symptoms
  • Learn the treatments
  • Learn how to help your dog–and yourself

Available in paperback, hardback, and all major electronic formats.

Book: Remember Me: Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

What people are saying about Remember Me?

“Meticulously researched, accurate information presented with real empathy.” —Jean Donaldson, author of The Culture Clash, founder of the Academy for Dog Trainers

“Eileen approaches this complex disease with a combination of scientific rigor and deep empathy for the animals and people who suffer from it.”—E’Lise Christensen, board certified veterinary behaviorist

“I have been fortunate to have shared my life with a rather large number of beloved dogs. Having so far outlived all of them, I can only look back and wish I’d had the common sense and wisdom available in this book to help me through the hardest times—the times when it was left to me to figure out how best to help my friends as they started to fade away.” —Sue Ailsby, author of Training Levels: Steps to Success

“Two years ago, my Sheltie Skye exhibited unusual behaviours. At first, we thought it was hearing loss. He would go into a deeper sleep mode, and he wouldn’t respond when we called him. I tried hand signals, but things didn’t improve. He would get lost in the house. I’d often find him stranded at the bottom of the stairs. This book helped me to understand how to give Skye back quality of life—how to recognize his good days and how to help him manage the bad ones. One day I will have to make the difficult decision to let Skye go. But it won’t be out of frustration from not knowing how to deal with CCD.” —Pet owner Ruth Wojcik

Elderly rat terrier with dementia sleeping in woman's lap
Cricket lived with dementia for more than two years and still had a full life

Editions, publication dates, and ISBNs

  • Kindle e-book  November 2015  978-1-943634-00-2
  • Paperback   March 2016  978-1-943634-01-9
  • PDF  May 2016 978-1-943634-04-0  
  • Apple iBook  November 2016 978-1-943634-02-6
  • Hardcover May 2017 978-1-943634-06-4  


  1. Esther Norton says:

    God Bless you for this site..

  2. Eileen Anderson says:

    Thank you, Esther. I hope it’s helpful.

  3. Thank you so very much for sharing your story. For it is helping me with my decision to euthanize my dog.

  4. Herb D says:

    My Rat Terrier of 14 years died on the fourth of July 2019. Had a seizure and stopped breathing. He was very sick a few years ago and was a new dog with low fat pescrition food. He was doing well but showing signs. Couldn’t jump on the bed anymore. Occasionally falling down. Though this was sudden, relieved I didn’t have to make the decision.

    • Eileen Anderson says:

      Herb, I’m sorry for your loss. I also understand about not having to make the decision. My male rat terrier, Gabriel, fell down and died at home, of a probable pulmonary embolism. It was peaceful. I believe there is no shame in being glad for that.

  5. Siera Lane says:

    I have not read your book yet but I did read the article on your own experience with your dog. I’m definitely going to get your book! I have a 18+ year old pitbull who randomly had a seizure a few days ago and we ended up giving her cor but ever since she has acted confused, she’s been circling places she normally never goes, I’ve noticed today that she is going in corners or tight spaces and getting stuck. I was up all night with her last night because she was wondering the house all night, then at 7am she got her head stuck in between the toilet and our shelf behind the toilet, she’s been having accidents in the house and sometimes she acts like she can’t hear us. I need advice on what to do! I don’t want her suffering but I also don’t wanna euthanize her either. I want her to be surrounded by love in her own home. Please help!

    • Eileen Anderson says:

      I’m so sorry you’re going through this with your pittie. Have you talked to your vet? There are other conditions that can cause the same symptoms and I would want to make sure you could rule those out, especially since she had the seizure.

      It is terribly difficult to let our friends go. You can take a look at the quality of life scale that is linked on the When to Say Goodbye page and see if that helps you any. I’m so sorry


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