What Do I Do Now? A Resource Guide for Caregivers of Elders in Brooklyn
Published by Park Slope Geriatric Day Center (PSGDC) with funding by the U.S. Administration on Aging’s National Family Caregiver Support Program through the New York City Department for the Aging
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Transcending Dementia through the TTAP Method
A New Psychology of Art, Brain, and Cognition
By Linda Levine Madori, Ph.D., with a preface by New York Memory Center staff

By blending the principles of art and therapeutic recreation with the latest findings in brain research, this book presents an exciting new psychological taxonomy that captures the dynamic interplay between brain functioning and expressive and emotional stimulation.

Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss
By Leeza Gibbons, Dr. James Huysman and Dr. Rosemary Laird

Through the story of my family’s personal struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease, we provide practical advice on how caregivers and their families can and must take care of their own physical, emotional and spiritual needs in order to give better care to their loved ones suffering with a memory loss disorder. Order information.

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease
Published by the National Institute on Aging
Click here for a PDF version (2.3 MB file) that you can read online or download.
To order copies visit the NIA website

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life (to order)
by Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
One of the most recommended books in caregiving for persons with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, this volume covers topics ranging from what dementia is to the various physical and psychological problems that its sufferers experience. Also covered are how it affects family members, financial and legal issues, and caretaking arrangements.

The Complete Eldercare Planner: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, How to Find Help (to order)
by Joy Loverde
Loverde’s goal is to provide the caregiver the support and efficient, practical guidance he or she needs to be able to enjoy the often-rewarding and moving experience of caring for an aging loved one. And in an era when the fastest growing segment of the population is those 80 and older (among those, the majority are women), it becomes increasingly important for caregivers, who are themselves one day going to need care, to be informed about eldercare facts.

Consumer Reports Complete Guide to Health Services for Seniors: What Your Family Needs to Know About Medicare, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Home Care, Adult Day Care (to order)
by Trudy Lieberman (Editor), Consumer Reports Editors
…The guide explains all the system’s elements in detail, alerts the reader to potential problems, tells where to get additional information and support, and offers some helpful worksheets and cost estimates. Health-care jargon…gets explained, and every senior is advised to prepare both a health-care proxy and a living will. The 20 appendixes include Consumer Reports ratings of insurance policies, HMOs, and nursing homes. William Beatty © American Library Association.

The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide for Caregivers, 2nd Edition by Maria M. Meyer with Paula Derr (to order)
“…the bible for the vast majority of loving, but untrained and unskilled family members providing care for their loved ones.” —The Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, U.S. Senator
” …a masterful job that is both comprehensive and reader-friendly. …important focus on physical aspects of giving care…” —Parkinson Report

And Thou Shalt Honor: The Caregiver’s Companion
by Beth Witrogen McLeod (Editor). Foreward by Rosalynn Carter
The encyclopedic companion to the PBS special “And Thou Shalt Honor” reinforces Mcleod’s positive theme: “Caregiving has heart and meaning because it changes us for the better”; and “caring for a loved one ennobles every life it touches.” Throughout this comprehensive and compassionate but unsentimental resource book, actual caregivers tell their stories, acknowledging their vast range of experiences and emotional reactions alongside a gamut of action plans, checklists, as well as medical and support networking information.