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Books/DVDs & Reviews

By Maria Myer &
Paula Derr

CareTrust Publications
3rd edition, 2007

The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregivers
A comprehensive guide that focuses on the important questions and issues involved in caring for a loved one at home, throughout a chronic illness to the end of life. Caring for the caregiver is stressed throughout the book.

By Eleanor Cade
The Caden Group, Inc.

Taking Care of Parents Who Didn't Take Care of You: Making Peace with Aging Parents
This book us is for adult children who were raised in an alcoholic or abused family who now face the emotional task of caring for an aging parent.

By Barry J. Jacobs
The Guilford Press

The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers: Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent
The author discusses the common challenges that caregivers face in caring for a sick or disabled parent and offers strategies for caring for the caregiver and defining and maintaining their commitment to caregiving.

By Alexis Abramson
The Berkley Publishing Group

The Caregiver's Survival Handbook: How to Care for Your Aging Parent Without Losing Yourself
Caregivers will identify with many of the Chapter titles that give sound advice and support: “How Can I Juggle My Various Responsibilities?” “Why Do I Feel So Guilty?” How Can I Get Family Members to Help?”

By Claire Berman
Henry Holt & Co.
Third Edition, 2005

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents: How to Help, How to Survive
Practical advice is offered to long distance caregivers, to only children, to children who have siblings. A good resource for current caregivers or adult children who want to plan ahead.