This list includes titles to assist with caregiving and end of life discussions.
Barnes, Mike, 1955-
"Be With: Letters to a Caregiver is what its straightforward title promises: 4 letters to a long-term dementia caregiver, drawing on Barne's own years of caring for his mother Mary through the stages of moderate, severe, very severe, and late stage Alzheimer's. The book is short: the letters range from 2,500 to 7,000 words, and are written in short takes of a few lines or paragraphs. It is meant to be a dippable source of clarity and solace, while also telling a compelling personal story. It is designed for harried caregivers who might have time for a 2-line section, or a 20-line, or one letter, or the whole thing. Be With balances candour about the devastations of dementia with insights into its paradoxical and indeed often uncanny enhancements of life, the ways in which it sometimes calls forth capacities long buried by the defenses of full cognition. In the words of the book itself: "All people with dementia, and some of them strikingly, show depths of sensitive awareness, resilience rising to heroism, and a capacity for joyful relatedness that is almost totally missing from public discussions of their condition." The two-word title encapsulates the book's core emphasis on fellowship and accurate witness: to simply be with who, and what, is actually before us."-- Provided by publisher.
Wegscheider-Cruse, Sharon, 1938-
Tate, Nikki, 1962- author
Examines the complex issue of medical assistance in dying from multiple perspectives, including the author's own story.
If someone close to you has dementia (Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type) you will know that communication gradually becomes more difficult and at times frustrating. This jargon-free book explains why this happens and how you have to rethink your whole approach by: Making key changes to the way you communicate, Creating the right physical environment for good communication, And bear in mind that communication in the broadest sense goes well beyond talking; there is also a wide range of non-verbal communication such as facial expression, posture and touch. The person with dementia in your life needs your help.
LeBlanc, Lise, author
What kind of caregiver are you? The Doormat? The Fighter? The Judge? What if you knew which style would be best for your own health and the health of your loved one? It is THAT important to decide now... on the way IN to the caregiving journey, one that often begins abruptly. Lise LeBlanc carefully constructs a step by step, easy to absorb plan for working through the illness of a loved one. As a therapist she has seen the exhaustion and devastation this honourable role can cause, and she has also experienced caregiving first-hand in her own life. When she was a caregiver for her grandmother, Lise didn't know the things she knows now: who and how to ask for help, where and what to do when you run out of energy, love, and time, and especially when and how to take a break. Lise lived through her own journey and chronicles how you can avoid all the same mistakes as she writes in Wish I Knew: Conscious Caregivers Guide. Here are: concrete examples self assessment quizzes real-life stories practical but quick exercises insights and strategies Wish I Knew: Conscious Caregivers Guide will provide the help you need to tackle the caregiving role and achieve optimum wellness for yourself and your loved one. This book is the ideal companion to other books in the "Wish I Knew" series.
Cardwell, Lee, author
Keller, Timothy, 1950- author
A beautiful book that explores Christian ideas around death and hope beyond it, from New York Times bestselling author Tim Keller.
Kortes-Miller, Kathy, author
Andrews, June, author