Suggested reading and books for Caregivers, to find hope, inspiration, and knowledge to do one of the toughest jobs on Earth!
- Age Pages – AARP.org
- Recommended Books & Magazines – Alzheimer’s Association
- Elder Care Books – Good Reads
- Book List – Caregiver.com
The 36-Hour Day – A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins
With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated! For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on caring for those in the later stages of the disease, it is widely considered to be the most detailed and trusted book available. Highlighting useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of dementia, this new edition has been completely updated. It features:
• brand-new content on everything from home care aides to useful apps to promising preventative techniques and therapies
• practical advice for avoiding caregiver burnout?plus tips for when and how to get additional help
• a completely new two-column design that allows readers to quickly access what they need
Winter Stars – An elderly mother, an aging son and life’s final journey by Dave Iverson
Dave Iverson was a broadcast journalist who’d recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s when he decided to do something he’d never quite imagined: He moved in to take care of his 95-year-old mom. Winter Stars is the story of their decade-long caregiving odyssey, which lasted until Adelaide Iverson’s death at the age of 105. It’s a book Michael J. Fox calls “a modern classic … documenting the uncertain journey into the country of caregiving and the deeply sustaining bonds of familial love.”
The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia: Practical Advice for Caring for Yourself and Your Loved One by Gail Weatherill RN CAEd
Care for yourself, while caring for a loved one with dementia. When caring for someone with dementia, your own mental stability can be the single most critical factor in your loved one’s quality of life. The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia brings practical and comprehensive guidance to understanding the illness, caring for someone, and caring for yourself. From understanding common behavioral and mood changes to making financial decisions, this book contains bulleted lists of actions you can take to improve your health and your caregiving. Inspirational and compassionate, it focuses on the caregiver’s underlying love and humanity that cannot be taken away by any disease. In The Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia you’ll find:
Dementia defined?Understand dementia and its many forms, with an explanation of the illness and its variations.
Caregiver wellness?At the end of each chapter, a small section provides relaxation and mindfulness exercises and reflection for dementia caregivers.
Practical approach?The back of the book is filled with resources, from financial planning to tips on safety, along with questions for health care professionals, lawyers, accountants, therapists, and friends.
We hope this information is helpful to you in the important work you do as a family caregiver.
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