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The following list of books and articles may be of help for caregivers.


Berman, Claire. CARING FOR YOURSELF WHILE CARING FOR YOUR AGING PARENTS: How to Help, How to Survive (Henry Holt, NY, 2005). Practical advice on a variety of issues confronting adult children as caregivers.

Capossela, C. and S. Warnock. SHARE THE CARE: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who is Seriously Ill (Simon & Schuster, 2004).

Carter, Rosalynn. HELPING YOURSELF HELP OTHERS (Three Rivers Press, 1995). A comprehensive treatment of the caregiving challenge, including practical tips and information as well as emotional support for taking care of oneself.

James, Oliver. CONTENTED DEMENTIA: 24-Hour Wraparound Care for Lifelong Well-being (Vermillion, London ,2010).

Mace, Nancy L. and  Peter V. Rabins. THE 36 HOUR DAY: a Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011)

Marcell, Jacqueline and Rodman Shankle. ELDER RAGE: OR TAKE MY FATHER ... PLEASE: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents (Impressive Press, Irvine, California, 2001)

McCullough, Dennis, M.D. MY MOTHER, YOUR MOTHER: Embracing "Slow Medicine," the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones (Harper, New York, 2009)

Alzheimer's Association has a virtual lending library including resource lists for caregivers as well as books, videos and articles on loan.

Parkinson's Disease caregiver site offers a list of books most highly rated by patients and caregivers at


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