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We’ve compiled the list of resources below to help families in coping with a variety of situations. There are many tools available for those who need care and those who provide care, and we hope this list will help you on your personal journey.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Family caregivers may feel alone when a loved one has Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. These books are a great starting place to find out more about the disease process and to learn how others have coped as caregivers.
- Elder Rage
- Alzheimer’s From the Inside Out
- A Dignified Life: Best Friend’s Approach
- The 36-Hour Day
- Take Your Oxygen First
- Personal Guide to Living with Progressive Memory Loss
- A Return Journey
- Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide and Sourcebook
- Alzheimer’s Early Stages
- Alzheimer’s Disease: Help and Hope
- Between the Two Worlds
- Creating Environments of Support
- Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
- Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s
We all need a little encouragement now and then, and that’s especially true when you’ve taken on the role of a caregiver. The suggested reading list below is a good place to start when you need some inspiration and reinforcement in your role.
Facing Other Illnesses
When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, life changes for everyone. These resources can be helpful in navigating these changes.
Advice for Adult Children
We’ve heard it many times: adult children often tell us that their parents just won’t listen to them when they’re trying to help them with life changes. Read these books to find out the best ways to have these conversations.
Growing Older: Plans and Insights
All of us want to grow older in a home setting where we’re comfortable, and we want to continue to feel that we have a purpose and a place. To learn more about aging in place, purposeful aging, and perceptions about growing older, check out these books.
- Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to Stay in Their Homes and Lead Healthier, Happier Lives
- Aging Our Way: Lessons from 85 and Beyond
- Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow
- The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
End of Life Care and Planning
Talking about death is very difficult for most of us. The books listed below provide insights on the dying process and our attitudes about it as well as information about legal documents we should all have in place.