The Reef for Male Caregivers – 5 Essential Books for Family Caregivers
Hello and welcome. When we find ourselves in a new and challenging situation, many of us turn to the experiences of others for guidance. A good book can help you find the answers you’re looking for. Whether it’s a book about living with Alzheimer’s disease or stories about other caregivers’ experiences, we should be thankful that writers have taken the time to share their knowledge and experience so that we can grow.
With that in mind, here are 5 great family caregiver books that might help you if you are a family caregiver.
For Spousal Caregivers
Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence by Gail Sheehy. Writing of her journey caring for her husband, who died of cancer, the social anthropologist and best-selling author leads us through the emotional caregiving passages of a fragmented health care system.
For Alzheimer’s Caregivers
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses and Memory Loss in Later Life by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins. A valuable guide to what to expect and how to cope.
For Caregiving Inspiration
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers edited by Joan Lunden and Amy Newmark. You’re not alone, and here’s proof: 101 stories to inspire you on your journey, from those who have lived through it.
For Caregivers with Siblings
They’re Your Parents, Too!: How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy by Francine Russo. The journalist who once covered the boomer beat for Time magazine highlights the stress and strife that can arise when siblings do not agree on how to care for aging parents.
For Sharing with Kids
What’s Happening to Grandpa? By Maria Shriver and Sandra Speidel. Shriver’s book is the best I’ve seen for helping young children understand the impact of cognitive impairment. It tells of a young girl who realizes her grandfather has a problem when he begins repeating the same stories over and over, then tries to find a way to help.
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Source: http://www.homehelpershomecare.com/blog/2015/08/caregiver-books and http://www.nextavenue.org/17-essential-books-family-caregivers/