Top 5 Books to Enhance Your Caregiving Knowledge

By Annette Bratcher, 9:00 am on

Though it is possible to find some caregiving advice on the Internet, books often provide more comprehensive coverage for family caregivers. If you are new to caregiving and are looking after an aging relative, the information in caregiving books is invaluable. These five books are fantastic resources that boost your caregiving knowledge and offer the support you need.

1. The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook: How to Care for Your Aging Parent Without Losing Yourself

by Alexis Abramson

This book gives advice on how to balance your needs while making sure that those of the person you are taking care of are also met. It is particularly useful for part-time Flower Mound caregivers who balance caregiving with a career or raising children. 

2. Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide – Practical Advice You Can Trust from the Experts at AARP

by Hugh Delehanty

This is one of the most comprehensive caregiving books available. It discusses the financial, emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of caregiving that you can anticipate while helping your elderly family member.

3. The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook

by Diana Denholm

Though most caregivers tend to be children of aging parents, some people are caregivers for their spouses. This book provides valuable reassurance and helps spouses to navigate the unique situations they may end up in while caregiving.

4. The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life

by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

For Flower Mound dementia caregivers, this book provides valuable insight into how to deal with emotional issues and changing personalities. Not only does it walk you through how to handle those situations, but it also offers support and encouragement. 

5. When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions

by Paula Span

Author Paula Span provides advice for caregivers of people who live at home or in assisted living facilities. It has a very useful section that gives answers to the most common questions asked by caregivers.

Although caregiving can be rewarding, it’s not without its challenges. With help from Flower Mound elderly care agencies like Home Care Assistance, you can better round out your loved one’s care at home. We provide flexible live-in, hourly, and respite services that give seniors the tools they need to age in place with dignity. Learn how we can assist your loved one today by calling 972-468-6010 to talk to a friendly Care Manager.