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Essential Strategies for the Dementia Caregiver: Learning to PACE Yourself

Tami Anastasia

ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES FOR THE DEMENTIA CAREGIVER offers a fresh and practical approach to the challenges faced by wives, husbands, and adult children who care for loved ones with dementia. Using the 4 D’s of Dementia Care – detach, document, diffuse, distract – caregivers can find solutions for behaviors ranging from shadowing to wandering to medication refusal. The PACE model emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the caregiver’s well-being while navigating the dementia journey.

Wisdom from Those in Care

Connie Goldman

With frank detail and profound understanding, Wisdom from Those in Care illuminates the trials, frustrations, hopes, and fears of those in care as they learn to accept help and adjust to the changes and challenges in their lives. Anyone who has received or given care will appreciate these moving accounts of nurtured spirits and transformed lives.

The Gifts of Care Giving

Connie Goldman

Caregiving can be a gift in disguise, an experience that moves you toward a more meaningful connection with yourself and with others and a chance to nurture your spirit and perhaps even to transform your life.

With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older

Beth Baker

In this book, an award-winning journalist tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors.

When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents

Jim Comer

After his father suffered a massive stroke and his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Jim Comer found himself an overnight “parent” at the age of 51. When he walked into his father’s hospital room everyone looked to him as the “man who knew all the answers.” He soon realized he didn’t even know the questions. In ten years of caregiving, Comer has not only learned the questions he has lived them, and with When Roles Reverse he shares his hard-won answers.

What's the Deal with Caregiving?

Chris MacLellan

Chris MacLellan, who has experienced the role of a caregiver, not once, but twice has written a long needed guidebook for caregivers that provides guidance, tips, resources, compassion and advice that is all based on his own experience and desire to help others who struggle with the role of being a caregiver.

Understanding with Compassion: Help for Loved Ones and Caregivers of a Brain Illness Patient

Joni James Aldrich

This book candidly discusses the challenges of living with the personality and behavior changes that a brain illness brings. When a family member or friend is diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or a stroke, life as you know it has ended.

The Ultimate Caregiver

Tena L Scallan

A powerful book that is extremely helpful to anyone who with a parent or takes care of an elderly person.

Tears In My Gumbo, The Caregiver's Recipe for Resilience

Nadine Roberts Cornish

Tears in My Gumbo, The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience is a heartfelt manuscript that speaks personally and passionately to the 44 million caregivers caught up in the silver tsunami sweeping this country and for all of the people who care about the caregiver. Nadine Roberts Cornish, CSA, the book shares her personal experience as a caregiver for her mother, which transformed her life as she becomes a care consultant, care manager, and caregiver coach.

The Complete Eldercare Planner

Joy Loverde

Joy Loverde shares her expertise with family members and professionals who want to successfully plan and manage eldercare and caregiving issues.

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