Today I Learned...

Key Takeaways:
  • Being informed on caregiving and my loved one's illness or disease will prepare me to be the best caregiver I can be
  • There are plenty of resources out there to support my loved one and myself on our caregiving journey
  • Books and resources can help me navigate difficult situations as a caregiver
I

f you’re in the caregiving role, you know how difficult and stressful it can be. You may be looking for resources that can help ease your burden. Luckily, there are plenty of resources you can turn to for help!

We've compiled a list of caregiving books and resources covering topics on self-care, Dementia & Alzheimer's, navigating family relationships, preparing for the dying process, and more. Bonus: you can purchase all of the books easily on Amazon.

Self-Care

If you're a caregiver, then you've got a lot going on! And if you're caring for someone else, then self-care is even more important.

Here are four book recommendations providing techniques and tools for practicing self-care:

For more tips on self-care:

Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

Reading books about dementia and Alzheimer's disease can be a great way to learn more about the condition, but it can also be a helpful way for caregivers to deal with their feelings. Reading a book that describes what your loved one is going through, or even how it feels from your perspective, can help you get in touch with those feelings and learn how best to cope with them.

Here are books that focus on caring for loves one's with Dementia and Alzheimer's disease:

More resources for Dementia Caregivers:

Family Relationships

Family relationships can be difficult to navigate when you're juggling the demands of caregiving. There can be tension about the type of care given to your loved one.

Here are some resources that may help navigate strenuous family relationships amongst caregiving:

Preparing for the Dying Process

If you're a caregiver, the end of your loved one's life is something you never want to think about. But it's important to prepare yourself for what's coming. When the time comes, you will be able to be there for your family in the best way possible.

If you're looking for a resource that'll help guide you through this process, these books will help you make sense of what lies ahead:

Learn more about how you can prepare for the dying process: Preparing for the Dying Process as a Caregiver.

Final Recommendations:

These books are additional resources that have important tools to add to your toolkit as a caregiver.

Give these books a read to expand your knowledge on caregiving:

We hope you found some helpful books on this list. Remember that there is no one size fits all when it comes to caring for someone else.

Always keep an open mind and try new things! If one technique doesn't work for your loved one, try another one until something clicks for both of you. And remember: you're not alone in this journey. There are so many people out there who care about what happens next for both of you!

Learn more:

Try our classes or services:

Posted 
Oct 8, 2022
 in 
Care
 category