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Floating In The Deep End
A poignant memoir from Patti Davis who shares her experiences with Alzheimer's and her father. She provides practical strategies for caregivers in a beautifully written book.
When Your Aging Parent Needs Help
If your parent, or someone you are caring for, needs assistance and you don't know where to begin, start here.
The Grieving Brain
This book provides practical knowledge to help us better understand what happens when we grieve and how to navigate loss with compassion for ourselves.
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Loving Someone Who Has Dementia by Pauline Boss, Ph.D.
Dr Boss' research is on ambiguous loss and her advice is life changing.
Dementia with Dignity
This book provides the "how to" of providing person-centered care at home.
The Dementia Handbook by Judy Cornish
Judy tells us how we can recognize and support the skills & functions our loved ones remain even as dementia advances.
Take Back your Life by Loren Gelberg-Goff
The definitive guide to simple but radical caregiver self-care.
Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for Someone with Memory Lo
This informative and inspiring guide explores how to take care of yourself in order to meet the challenges of giving care to another.
The Problem of Alzheimer's by Jason Karlawish, MD
Fantastic book! Part case studies, part meditation on the past, present and future of the disease, The Problem of Alzheimer's traces Alzheimer’s from its beginnings to its recognition as a crisis.
My Parent's Keeper
The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving
Extreme Measures charts Dr. Zitter’s journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another—a doctor who prioritizes the patient’s values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life conveyor belt. In her work Dr. Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself: the prospect of dying badly.