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Caregiver Bookclub
 
When Caring Takes Courage 

When Caring Takes Courage
An Interactive, Compassionate Guide for Alzheimer’s
and Dementia Caregivers

By Mara Botonis

“This is a need to read guide for all current and future caregivers in our nation.”

Dr. Paul Nussbaum, Board Certified Clinical Psychologist-Specializing in Neuropsychology, United Nations Presenter on Brain Health and Co-Founder of Fit Brains App (with more than 7 million users worldwide) and Director of the Brain Health Center.

Three books in one, this volume includes:

  • Helpful Tips from Hundreds of Healthcare Professionals

  • Favorite "Failure Free" Solutions from Countless Family Caregivers

  • Over 700 Alzheimer's Adapted Activity Ideas

$29.95 Print
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Your Wife Has Cancer... Now What? 

No Saints Around Here - A Caregiver's Days
By Susan Allen Toth

As her husband’s Parkinson’s began to progress, Susan Allen Toth decides to keep to at home until the end. No saint, as she reminds the reader, Toth found solace in documenting her days as a caregiver. Wrenching, at times darkly funny, and always deeply felt, Toth’s intimate account of her husband’s final eighteen months reflects the realities of seeing a loved one out of life—all intricately interlocking parts of the act of loving and caring for someone who is fading away. No Saints Around Here is the beginning of a conversation in which so many of us may someday find our voices.

$16.95 Print
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Your Wife Has Cancer... Now What? 

Your Wife Has Cancer... Now What?
By Carson Boss

No matter what type of cancer your wife is diagnosed with there are common areas that all husbands will have to manage. This book covers thirteen main areas such as effective support techniques, dealing with difficult emotions, intimidating household chores and step by step financial guidance.

The book also includes six additional husbands that share their stories dealing with a wide range of cancers creating a built in support group for the reader. It will give you a quick blue print of what to expect so you can customize your own plan of action in becoming and effective caregiver for your wife, yourself and family.

This may be her battle, but you are her soldier!

$14.95 Print
$9.99 e-book
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The Fifth Season 

The Fifth Season
A Daughter-in-Law’s Memoir of Caregiving

By Lisa Ohlen Harris

Lisa Ohlen Harris shared a household with her mother-in-law, Jeanne, for seven years. When Jeanne’s health deteriorated due to COPD, Harris became one of 65 million American family caregivers. The two women grew so intertwined that Harris began to feel she herself was the one fading away.

In The Fifth Season, Harris’s recounting of those years bestows illuminating immediacy on the difficulties of caring for an elderly parent while raising four young children in an extended family household.

$24.95 cloth
(Also available in e-book format)
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The Dave Test 

The Dave Test: The Raw Look At Real Faith In Hard Times
By Fredrick W. Schmidt

When life is at its tattered edges and you are faced with seemingly impossible decisions, this is a set of searingly honest questions you ask to become the best, most honest self for you, friends and family. Instead of resorting to stained-glass language or offering false hope, take The Dave Test.

Did you show up to work yesterday just to be laid off? What do you say when your friend miscarries? Or when your brother is diagnosed with a wildly incurable cancer? Hard-hitting issues such as these aren’t necessarily part of God’s perfect plan or blessings in disguise.

Kindle $9.99
Paperback $13.07
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Rich Pollo Number Puzzles
Rich Pollo Number Puzzles

Number Cross Puzzles:
A Quick And Challenging Workout For Your Brain

Number Cross Puzzles: A Quick And Challenging Workout For Your Brain is a collection of number puzzles that are designed with varying skill levels to engage beginners and experts alike. Created by teacher and mathematician Rich Rollo for ages 8 and up to understand, yet challenging enough to be a useful tool in the classroom, senior citizen centers and with Alzheimer’s and TBI patients. Each puzzle requires problem solving strategies and logical reasoning skills. Now also available in a teacher’s edition, Number Cross Puzzles provides answers in separate pages so you can check how well you finished the set.

Kindle $3.03
Paperback $15.61
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A Walk Through the Dark

A Walk Through the Dark
By Eva Piper

This is the story of a woman learning, step by darkened step, to go places she never thought she could go and growing into a person she never thought she could be. Packed with hard-earned wisdom about what it means to be a caregiver, to open yourself to the care of others, and to rest in God’s provision, this book provides a dependable source of light to help you walk through the dark.

US$16.99
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The Delicate Balance

The Delicate Balance: A Mindful Approach for
Professional and Family Caregivers

By Phyllis Quinlan

Caring is that quality of a person’s character that mobilizes compassion into action. This work offers guidance for professional caregivers and those who meet the call to care for family; to heighten their awareness of the dangers of caring too much.

US$20.00
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Silver Lining Jounal

Silver Lining Journal: For Caregivers
By Sharon Martin

Supports organization of dated health observations, and preservation of silver lining moments that sustain caregivers. Perfect for individuals, support groups, or as a special gift from health care providers who value the benefits of communication to achieve desired patient outcomes.  

US$13.95
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Author available for workshops and presentations:
sharonlmartin15@gmail.com


Life in the Electric Chair

Life in the Electric Chair
A Man And His Wife Explore A Life On Wheels
By Dan West

I used to do a lot. Now, I have no balance and I've been in wheelchair over 8 years now. Life has changed, but I manage to live well.

US$14.95
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Dare To Care

Dare to Care
Caring for our elders
By Cheryl Carmichael

An easy-to-read reference for family caregivers - helps keep your loved ones living in their own home as they age.

Learn about Supervisory, Personal, Memory Loss and Palliative types of care. Six additional chapters cover fundamentals of caregiving.

US$14.95
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The Good Caregiver

The Good Caregiver
Quality Home Care Workbook
Create Quality Home-Based Elder Care

Help your loved one maintain a say in daily life. Feel confident about sharing the care. Make your caregiving team more efficient and effective. Create a personalized caregiving manual for your elder loved one.

US$22.00
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You Can Do It

You Can Do It
A Stroke's Survivor Guide to Independent Living
By Daniel A. Holst

For the caregiver and stroke survivor, it covers stroke causes, associated emotional effects, and rehabilitation. A significant portion is devoted to the many activities that Dan learned to do with one-hand.

US$21.95
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My Doctor Book

My Doctor Book
A Personal Medical Records Organizer
By Mary E. Carlton

My Doctor Book A Personal Medical Records Organizer is meant to be used as an important resource/agenda during your doctor appointments and to assist in the prevention of medical errors. This organizer is for anyone who is a caregiver, has a chronic condition, is about to undergo a surgical or medical procedure, or is monitoring routine preventive care.

My Doctor Book will alleviate caregiver stress and empower you to participate in treatment decisions. With the assistance of My Doctor Book, you can immediately begin to protect yourself, your loved ones and those in your care. 

US$29.95
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Something About Christmas 

Something About Christmas
By Becci Bookner

With great amazement, some of us have figured out that Santa is not a character exclusively for youngsters. If this idea is a curiosity for you, then Something About Christmas is the perfect place to look for answers.

Something About Christmas is a holiday visit to a whimsical place of memories carefully preserved but not dimmed by the years. It sparkles with holiday treasures from times gone by that are just waiting to be unwrapped and shared anew.

Something About Christmas is a gift from Santa who wishes you the most meaningful and blessed Christmas season ever. “Merry Christmas to All!”

US$12.95
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Dementia

Dementia: The Journey Ahead
A Practical Guide for In-Home Caregivers
By Susan Kiser Scarff

Within a year of receiving her husband’s diagnosis, Susan Kiser Scarff had a classic case of caregiver burnout. She couldn’t concentrate at work. Friends drifted away. Overwhelmed, she struggled to make the transition from Red’s wife to his protector, nurse, and mother.

Susan’s experience as a first-time caregiver, recorded in these pages with grace, wisdom, and humor, prove just how much there is to learn: finances have to be handled a different way in case the patient decides to make a lone trip to the bank; aggressive behavior is a constant threat; safety becomes a concern in every aspect of daily living

US$16.95
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God Signs

God Signs
Health, Hope and Miracles, My Journey to Recovery
By Suzy Farbman

When Suzy Farbman appeared on Oprah as an expert on relationships, she was at the height of success as an author. Yet, doctors revealed that her body was failing. Facing life’s worst fears, Suzy called her colorful circle of friends and charted a personal course toward healing. Suzy found great doctors and spiritual awakenings. She discovered God reaching out to her in Godsigns on a daily basis. This warm, suspenseful and often funny memoir has a universal message: We can find hope if we open our eyes to Godsigns all around us.

US$15.95
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A Guide for Caregivers

A Guide for Caregivers
Keeping Your Spirit Healthy When Your Caregiver Duties And Responsabilities Are Dragging You Down
By Benjamin Pratt

Every day, millions of men and women serve as caregivers, often taking care of the physical needs of their loved ones. But, these caregivers need assistance, too. They need daily, practical help in reviving their spirits and avoiding burnout. This guidebook for keeping caregivers’ spirits healthy is drawn from the wisdom of many caregivers. It’s a practical book. The chapters are short and packed with ideas you can use right away. Written by an experienced counselor and caregiver, the book is great for individual reading or for organizing a small group of caregivers in your community.

US$14.95
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Come Back Early Today

Come Back Early Today
A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy
By Marie Marley, PhD

This colorful, award-winning memoir offers hope and illustrates practical solutions to 14 problems Alzheimer’s caregivers typically face – everything from denial, diagnosis, and difficult behaviors to nursing home and hospice care.

US$14.95
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www.comebackearlytoday.com

 


Lewy Body Dementia 

A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia
By Helen Buell Whitworth, MS, BSN, James A. Whitworth

A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language, and is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia.

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Who Cares

Who Cares? 
A Companion Guidebook For The Family Caregiver's Journey
By Elizabeth Rawson, M.A

Tired, frustrated as a caregiver? 
Learn the truth: it’s OK to take care of you! A fantastic new guide book of helpful ways to THRIVE with inspiring support and renewal.

235 pages, full color images, inspirational stories , + 2 audio relaxation CD's

US$29.95 
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sharp points

Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers 
By Stan Golberg, PhD

Goldberg offers a comprehensive guide filled with real-world wisdom for every stage of caring - from diagnosis, treatment, and decline to mourning and recovery.

US$14.95 
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wrinkles dont hurt

Wrinkles Don't Hurt Daily 
Meditations on the Joy of Aging Mindfully
By Ruth Fishel

“Ruth Fishel allows readers to embark on the journey of aging with a refreshing vision of it as a time of celebration and liberation; a time to set new goals, dream new dreams, and to grow into ourselves emotionally and spiritually.” –Jane Middleton-Moz, author of  Values from the Porch

A whole calendar year of enjoying the present and finding fulfillment while letting go of the fears of the future. From the renowned author of Time For Joy and numerous other inspirational books comes a new bundle of wisdom from an expert in the field of aging mindfully. 

US$14.95
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the habit

When My Mother Know Longer Knew My Name
A Son's "Course" in "Rational" Caregiving
By Stephen L. Goldstein

This should be the first book families read to prepare themselves for caring for aging relatives. It's a one-man support group, written like a friend who's "been-there-done-that," talking anecdotally, but authoritatively, to a friend who needs help. It is raw and gritty, as well as funny and inspiring--offering hope that one can overcome a mountain of seemingly insurmountable challenges, for which they likely feel devastatingly unprepared.Each brief, compelling, highly readable chapter tells how a son learned "on-the-job" to deal with different situations all caregivers face as his caregiving role evolved from nominal to 24/7. The book is packed with down-to-earth practical advice and tips to make caregiving manageable-even joyful. There's even a unique self-assessment guide so caregivers and potential caregivers can benchmark and enhance their ability to manage the often lonely, challenging, unpredictable, and overwhelming roles they may assume.

US$17.95
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Lessons for the Living

Lessons for the Living
Stories of Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Courage at the End of Life
By Stan Goldberg

A hospice volunteer shares the amazing things he learned from those approaching the end of life. “I recommend it for anyone who hopes for connection and joy in this life.”—John Golenski, George Mark Children’s Hospice.

US$19.95
www.shambhala.com
888-424-2329


best care possible

The Best Care Possible:
A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through The End Of Life 
By Ira Byoch, MD

This book puts a human face on a national crisis: the way in which our healthcare system makes illness and dying far more difficult than they ought to be. Dr. Byock introduces readers to patients whose lives are threatened and the doctors and caregivers who are singlehandedly shaping how families experience loss, The Best Care Possible puts a human face on the real, heart-wrenching realities of being seriously ill in the United States. The message is at once sobering as well as hopeful and consistently life-affirming.

US$26.00 
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I Know How Hard You Work

I Know How Hard You Work: 
A Journey Through Stroke Recovery
By Paul Sybert

Paul Sybert's book relates his inspiring journey from a debilitating stroke to his remarkable return to health, while helping other stroke survivors learn to cope.

Phone: 877-645-3942
www.paulsybert.com 

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the habit

The Habit
By Susan Morse

In this fresh, funny, utterly irresistible memoir, Susan Morse offers readers a look at a Mother-Daughter relationship that is as universal as it is unique.  For anyone who’s wondered how they made it through their childhood with their sanity intact, for every multi-tasking woman coping simultaneously with parents and children, for those of us who love our parents come hell or high water (because we just can’t help it), Susan Morse’s story is surprising, reassuring and laugh-out-loud funny.  A beguiling journey of love, forbearance and self-discovery, The Habit introduces two unforgettable women you’ll be glad you know. From a safe distance.

US$24.99 
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You Want Me To do What? Journaling for Caregivers

You Want Me To Do What?
Journaling for Caregivers
By B. Lynn Goodwin

Are you a caregiver experiencing stress? B. Lynn Goodwin’s book gives encouragement, easy instructions, and over 200 sentence starts to help you process and explore. Become a better caregiver. Experience the relief and hope that journaling brings.


Confessions of the Walker Stalker

Confessions of the Walker Stalker
By Sue Chen

Confessions of the Walker Stalker is the story of how one woman, Sue Chen, turned her business into her passion by embarking on a mission to change America's experience of facing mobility challenges.

100% of cost goes to Nova Cares to give mobility products  and mobility makeovers to Americans with hope and  endless possibilities.

US$9.95 
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Heart of a Caregiver

Heart of A Caregiver
By Paula J. Fox

Is there a special caregiver you need to recognize? This book with inspirational DVD is the gift. The 5 star reviews say it all. Click here to get this book with DVD for free with any purchase today.

US$15.95 
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The 36 Hour Day

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss, fifth edition
By Nancy L. Mace, M.A., and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia.
“Both a guide and a legend.”—Chicago Tribune
“Excellent guidance and clear information of a kind that the family needs.”—New York Times

 The Johns Hopkins University Press
800-537-5487
www.press.jhu.edu

US$16.95 paperback
Also available in a large print edition
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To Love What Is

To Love What Is
A Marriage Transformed
By Alix Kates Shulman

After her husband suffers a life-altering brain injury, Alix Kates Shulman must learn to care for him without losing herself. Despite ongoing anxieties and setbacks, she reorganizes their world and priorities to enable them both to lead surprisingly fulfilling lives, as recounted in this memoir of crisis, love, and hope.

www.us.macmillan.com/tolovewhatis
US$14.00

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Diary of a Mad Caregiver

Diary of a Mad Caregiver
By Rebecca Grace Collins

Diary of a Mad Caregiver articulates what many caregivers think, but are afraid to express. Gain a new perspective on the "madness" of caregiving. Turn your stressed emotions into joy and worship.Make this book your own personal diary where space is provided for your thoughts.

US$14.95
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My Complete Caregiver Organizer

My Complete Caregiving Organizer
Tools for Managing the Challenges of Caregiving
By Pat Dranchak

This single resource puts the information you need for taking control of caregiving at your fingertips. Create a personal health record, develop a care plan, manage services, coordinate your care team, and handle emergencies. With simple forms and step-by-step instructions. Available in print or digital format.

Winner 2011 Caregiver Friendly Award - Today's Caregiver Magazine.

www.atmyfingertips.us.com
US$24.95
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The Caregiver's Handbook

The Caregiver's Handbook
By Sallie Voyles

Finally a tutorial, with worksheets, for those finding themselves thrust into the position of primary caregiver. Authored by a professional strategic planner, this workbook helps identify priorities and create a plan to better control a very emotional situation. Content includes the development of a plan to handle appointments, documentation, identification of resources, the creation of a support system, legal considerations and estate planning. The hospital section provides recommendations for being the advocate for your loved one and communicating effectively.

US$10.95 plus shipping
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Alzheimer's: The Identity Thief of the 21st Century

Alzheimer's: The Identity Thief of the 21st Century
By Robert B. Schaefer

This is a true, inspiring story of love directed toward anyone - family or professional who is affected by this horrendous disease. It is filled with faith, hope, humor, understanding, survival and realistic suggestions as experienced by the average person and their care-partner following a diagnosis of dementia and/or Alzheimer’s.

US$22.46
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Caregiver's Path Compassionate Decision Making

Caregiver's Path Compassionate Decision Making
By Viki Kind, MA

This award winning book provides information and strategies to use to empower you to make the difficult decisions.  The book’s decision-making process gives caregivers confidence, courage and peace of mind.

US$14.95
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Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dimentias

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
By Nataly Rubinstein

Alzheimer’s disease can be crippling for a caregiver. Exhausting emotional and financial resources, it often creates a diagnosis of despair. Now, Nataly Rubinstein offers hope.

US$17.95 plus tax
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Winner of the 2011 International Book awards and the 2011 Indie Excellence Book award.


A Caregiver's Complete Guide

A Caregiver's Complete Guide

This landmark book has easily referenced chapters on such topics as body mechanics , guidelines for transfers, adaptive and assistive devices , fall prevention and fall-proofing the home, and information on types of wheelchairs. It also includes detailed instructions (with illustrations) on appropriate exercises for the minimally to moderately impaired. A helpful glossary is provided, as are several appendices, which offer important information on various caregiver associations, caregiver-specific Web sites, and numerous connected resources.

US$19.95
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Music Therapy for Memory

Music Therapy for Memory

Music activity and educational program stimulates the mind and exercises memory. Developed by healthcare team (M.D./Ph.D/R.N.) to provide meaningful activities for AD. Soothing sounds CD also available for sleep.

786-463-6679

US$19.95
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Transform Your Loss

Transform Your Loss
Your Guide to Strength and Hope
By Ligia M. Houben

A self-help book that deals with difficult life transitions  or losses and provide a mind-body-spirit guide of eleven principles on how to transform it. It can be used by layperson or professionals.

Also available in Spanish

US$19.95
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Lessons from the Ancients

Lessons from the Ancients
A Humorously Helpful Guide for Caregiving

Make your caregiving easier and more enjoyable.  A quick read, this family caregiver shares how-to lists resources, humor, inspiring stories. Support and classes for caregivers by phone, web.

US$12.99
www.mycareclub.com


Treating Alzheimers Preventing Alzheimers

Treating Alzheimer's Preventing Alzheimer's 
by Richard S. Isaacson, M.D.

Harvard-trained Neurologist answers the most common patient and caregiver questions in easy to understand terms and easy-to-read (large) print. He shares this new cutting edge approach for AD.

786-463-6679

US$15.26
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Joy-spirations for Caregivers

JOY-spirations for Caregivers

JOY-spirations for Caregivers gives hope as you read honest feelings from a caregiver’s heart, feel the depth of God’s love from His responses, and reflect on stories of encouragement for the challenges and frustrations of caregiving. It’s a treasure chest for the caregiver.

US$19.95
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The Silverado Story

The Silverado Story

A community where the memory-impaired flourish with purpose: In The Silverado Story, Alzheimer’s futurists Loren Shook and Steve Winner explain how Silverado Senior Living brings them life, love and meaning.

US$24.95
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Final Journeys

From Maggie Callanan, coauthor of Final Gifts, comes Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life

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US$17.00


Help Wanterd: Caregiver

Help Wanted: Caregiver 

This book provides a guide for those who care for a person who has become disabled or too ill to no longer care for himself. 

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A Walk in the Garden

A Walk in the Garden
An Illustrated Journey with Verse

Created from those suffering from Alzheimer's and related dementias.  This beautiful series of large-print, hard-bound books offers a wonderful way for caregivers and patients to engage and reminisce

US$12.95
www.harvardranch.com
719-539-0833


The Tough and Tender Caregiver

The Tough and Tender Caregiver
A Handbook for the Well Spouse

Spousal Caregiving begins from vows & promises - Chronically it leads to burnout. Real solutions and benefits of a support group without leaving home. Private, Powerful and Practical solutions minimizing guilt to reclaim joy without abandoning responsibilities.

US$18.04
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1-866-96-COACH


Critical Conditions

Is Your Loved One In The Hospital? 
This is your survival guide.

Winner of Best Health Book of the Year. 

"Martine Ehrenclou helps us all with Critical Conditions. It's a godsend." - Los Angeles Times Magazine

Critical Conditions and Caregivers' Workbook 


(800) 247-6553 and
www.CriticalConditions.com
US$19.95


When The Time Comes

When The Time Comes
Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions 
By Paula Span

This compassionate, inspiring guide will enable you to care for your parents with joy, and help them age with dignity and grace.

US$23.99
www.hachettebookgroup.com


Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living: The Family's Guide to Making Decisions and Getting Good Care, second edition
Peter S. Silin

Silin approaches his subject with compassion and sensitivity, guiding family members through the process of finding the best possible care. “Practical and valuable information at a difficult time.”—Arizona Daily Star

US$25.00 paperback

The Johns Hopkins University Press
800-537-5487
www.press.jhu.edu


Inside Assisted Living

Inside Assisted Living
The Search for Home

Draws on interviews with residents, family members, staff, and administrators to illuminate day-to-day life in different types of assisted living residences.

US$19.95
www.press.jhu.edu/
1-800-537-5487


Still Alice 2013 

Still Alice
By Dr. Lisa Genova

Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University.

Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what's it's like to literally lose your mind. It packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction

US$16.00
www.lisagenova.com


The Fearless Caregiver Book 

The Fearless Caregiver
This practical, sympathetic and comprehensive guide published by the experts at Today’s Caregiver magazine shows caregivers how to be an informed, effective, and fearless caregiver while still having time for yourself.


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