Good Reads for Caregivers

Posted by Vanessa Keng on

We've picked out a couple of good reads for caregivers along with the links to purchase them online. 

"As Nora Jo Fades Away: Confessions of a Caregiverby Lisa Cerasoli

Life goes from Hollywood to Michigan to Mars when Lisa and her family take in her grandmother who has dementia. The Weavers quickly discover the "comicals" of Nora Jo bring a whole new realm of "crazy" to their copasetic abode. And the question becomes, how high a price can they pay for this traumatic change?

"Being a Caregiver in a Home Setting" by Elana Zucker

Using simple explanations and clear examples, Being a Caregiver in a Home Setting teaches all aspects of caring for individuals in the home. It explains how to accomplish the daily tasks involved in home care; emphasizes the importance of both efficiency and a caring and sensitive attitude towards patients and family members; and helps home health aides understand their roles in the home health care system. 

"The Caregiver's Survival Handbook: Caring for Your Aging Parents Without Losing Yourself" by Alexis Abramson,Mary Anne Dunkin

Being a caregiver can be rewarding but demanding work-and more than 40 million adult children find themselves experiencing the double duty of caring for their elders as they try to carry on a life of their own. The mission of this book is to help caregivers figure out how to look after aging loved ones, provide for other family members, and attend to their own career-without losing themselves in the process. 

"Unexpected Caregiver: How Boomers Can Keep Mom and Dad Active, Safe and Independentby Kari Berit

As their parents grow older, growing numbers of Baby Boomers find themselves thrust into a caregiver role, often with little warning or preparation. In a sense, they must function somewhat like activity directors in senior-care facilities, helping mom and dad come to terms with both day-to-day concerns and longer-term issues. For anyone who takes on the highly emotional role of caregiver to an aging parent, The Unexpected Caregiver offers priceless support, ideas and comfort.

"What If It's Not Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementiaby Lisa Radin, Gary Radin

Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer’s disease, the medical professionals now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is the first comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), one of the largest group of non-Alzheimer’s dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers.

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