Over the years, we have encountered many helpful resources regarding care. Many of these resources come in the form of a book that we would love to share with you. Contact us about our Lending Library today. (253) 693-4092
A helpful daily read for the caregiver, it is full of first hand stories of inspiration that will leave you refreshed and encouraged.
A very practical book, it functions more like a “workbook” to have you prepared. Jan walks you through her own journey caring for her mother, and takes you through the potential pitfalls, peaks, and valleys involved in giving care.
A New York Times Blog that covers a broad range of topics, and is updated several times a week.
Jane’s first person account of caring for her parents is a helpful perspective, and a reminder that we cannot do it all. Specifically written for adult children.
This in depth look at what to expect as our parent’s age is grounded in common sense, but also invites early conversation and preparation for a time none of us like to talk about. Specifically written for adult children.
The handbook is a shorter read designed for any caregiver who is dealing with issues of “burnout.” The book is sympathetic and refreshing. An excellent reminder that if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for anyone.
A novel designed specifically for those caring for a loved one with dementia, author Nancy Mace details her experience and lends helpful advice to other caregivers. It is wrought with real life examples and suggestions for dealing with difficult behaviors, but is also full of information on understanding the disease.
A travel writer chronicles her journey as a caregiver for her husband. He has Parkinson’s disease, and eventually dementia. The book poses tactfully the challenges faced by the caregiver on a care level, as well as an emotional level.
This lovely collection of short stories, poems, and prose is put together by many authors (nurses, doctors, family members, social workers, etc). The varied view points and heartfelt words evoke many powerfully articulated thoughts. An excellent and emotional read.
Not every parent/child relationship is ideal. The author’s own encounter with giving care for imperfect parents represents a unique opportunity to repair and make peace. Specifically for adult children.
Often, the challenges of aging parents can cause damage to sibling relationships. One sibling may be left with the bulk of the care, or perhaps disagreements over final wishes and wills are a possibility? This helpful read gives practical advice on how to share the workload and keep perspective.
Now a major motion picture, the original novel is an emotional story of an accomplished professor who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her journey is full of self-discovery and some humor.