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The ElderCare Bookstore offers caregivers one of the most comprehensive libraries of eldercare books on the Internet. With our partner Amazon.com, we provide access to over 250 popular and hard-to-find books on the range of caregiving topics.
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---New Releases-----
Quiet Moments - Waiting for the Morning: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease by Brenda Parris Sibley NEW
          - "Love, Honor, and Value: A Family Caregiver Speaks Out About the Choices and Challenges of Caregiving" by Suzanne Mintz and Kathleen Kelly NEW
         - "The Survivor Assistance Handbook: A Guide for Financial Transition" by Mark R. Colgan, CFP NEW
          - Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Frieds, and Caregivers by Daniel Kuhn NEW EDITION
          - "Exploring Our Lives: A Writing Handbook for Seniors" by Francis E. Kazemek NEW

          - "In the Care of Strangers: When Your Loved One Needs a Nursing Home" by Linda Pischke and Calvin Langmade NEW
          - "God Knows Caregiving Can Pull You Apart: 12 Ways to Keep It Together" by Gretchen Thompson
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          - "Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Home Care for Our Elders" by Ann Cason
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         - "When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care: The Complete Guide" by Robert F. Bornstein, Ph.D. and Mary Languirand, Ph.D.
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       - The Person With Alzheimer's Disease: Pathways to Understanding the Experience by Phyllis Braudy Harris
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       - Caregivers and Personal Assistants by Alfred H. DeGraff, M.A., S.E.A. NEW
       - Talking to Alzheimer's: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit a Family Member or Friend by Claudia Strauss
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---Caregiver Education Series-----
prismcirclelogo.gif (505 bytes)  ElderCare Online's own series of caregiving booklets and workbooks is written in the same practical and insightful style as the rest of our articles. Available as printed booklets, online tutorials, or CD-Rom libraries. Shop in our online store...
       - Learning Resource Guides: Detailed booklets covering common caregiving challenges.

       - Prism Care Assistants: Portable workbooks for collecting and managing personal and medical information.
       - Custom Packages: Mix and match different products to solve your specific problems.

---Recommended Reading Booklist-----
        - Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease: A Caregiver's Complete Reference by Ruth M. Tappan
        - Therapeutic Caregiving: A Practical Guide for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease by Barbara Bridges
        - The Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating With People With Alzheimer's-Type Dementia by Naomi Feil
 arrow5b - Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss and Renewal by Beth Witrogen McLeod
        - The Complete Eldercare Planner by Joy Loverde
        - Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family, Friends, and Caregivers by Daniel Kuhn
NEW EDITION
       - Alzheimer's A to Z by Jytte Lokvig, B.A., M.A.
        - Speaking Our Minds: Personal Reflections From Individuals With Alzheimer's by Lisa Snyder
 arrow5b - The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People With Alzheimer's Disease by Nancy Mace et al.
        - The Complete Guide to Alzheimer's-Proofing Your Home by Mark Warner
        - Hugs for Caregivers by Pauline Sheehan
Quiet Moments- Quiet Moments for Caregivers by Betty Free
 arrow5b - Caregiver's Reprieve: A Guide to Emotional Survival by Avrene Brandt
 arrow5b - Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness by Joanne Lynn, M.D.
 arrow5b - Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent by Grace LeBow, et al.
 arrow5b - Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents by Claire Berman
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- Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Measures Only and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness by Hank Dunn
 arrow5b - The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care by Virginia Bell and David Troxel
 arrow5b - My Mother's Voice by Sally Callahan

---General ElderCare Bookshelves----
        - Alzheimer's & Dementia Care UPDATED
        - Home Care & Independent Living
        - Insurance Coverage
        - Legal & Financial Matters
        - Longevity & Wellness
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        - Residential Options
        - Stroke Care
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        - Transitions & Spirituality

---Specialty Bookshelf for Nursing Homes-----
 arrow5b - The New Nursing Homes: A 20 Minute Way to Find Great Long-Term Care by Marilyn Rantz and Lori Popejoy
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The Home: A Brief Moment in Time by Marion Caryl Somers (available from http://www.1stbooks.com)
        - Beat the Nursing Home Trap: A Consumer’s Guide to Assisted Living and Long-Term Care by Joseph Matthews
        - Nursing Homes: The Family’s Journey by Peter Silin
        - When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home Care: The Complete Guide by Robert Borstein and Mary Languirand
        - Nursing Homes: Getting Good Care There by Sarah Greene Burger, et al.
        - Brief reviews of each of these books are in the July 1, 2001 issue of The Caregiver's Beacon newsletter.

---Specialty Bookshelf for Kids & Teens----
        - Alzheimer's Disease by Elaine Landau (Young Adult)
        - Coping When a Grandparent Has Alzheimer's Disease by Beth Wilkinson, et al.
        - The Memory Box by Mary Bahr, et al. (Ages 4-8)
        - What's Wrong With Grandma by Margaret Shawver, et al. (Ages 9-12)
       - Singing with Momma Lou by Linda Jacobs Altman (Ages 9-12)
        - Nanny's Special Gift by Rochelle Potatacke (Ages 4-8)
        - More Resources for Kids and Teens...

---Alzheimer's Activities----
        - Failure-Free Activities for the Alzheimer's Patient by Carmel Sheridan
        - Doing Things: A Guide to Programming Activities for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders by Jitka Zgola and Nancy Mace
         - Activities Encyclopedia: 535 Best Activity Ideas by Marge Knoth
        - The Positive Interactions Program for People with Alzheimer's Disease by Sylvia Nissenboim and Christine Vroman
        - Keeping Busy : A Handbook of Activities for Persons With Dementia by James Dowling and Nancy Mace

--- Specialty Bookshelf for Family Dynamics----
 arrow5b - Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent by Grace LeBow, et. al.
 arrow5b - Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents by Claire Berman
 arrow5b - One Family's Journey Through Alzheimer's by Mary B. Walsh
          - Respecting Your Limits When Caring for Aging Parents by Vivian Greenberg
          - Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy? How to Resolve the Most Common Dilemmas with Aging Parents by Joseph Ilardo and Carole Rothman

 arrow5b - Elder Rage or Take My Father...Please! by Jacqueline Marcell
          - The Complete Idiot's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents by Linda Colvin
          - As Parents Age: A Psychological and Practical Guide by Joseph Ilardo
          - I'll Take Care of You: A Practical Guide for Family Caregivers by Joseph Ilardo and Carole Rothman

 arrow5b - The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care by Bell & Troxel
        - Mainstay: For the Well-Spouse of the Chronically Ill by Maggie Strong (Hard to Find)

---Specialty Bookshelf for I, Caregiver----
 arrow5b - A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen
         - The Third Age: Six Principles of Growth and Renewal After Forty by William Sadler
         - Successful Aging by John W. Rowe, M.D. and Robert L. Kahn, M.D.
         - The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life by Gene Cohen
         - Seasons of the Heart: Men and Women Talk About Love, Sex, and Romance After 60 by Zenith Henkin Gross
       - What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living by Rev. Samuel Oliver, MDiv, BCC
        - You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

--- Specialty Bookshelf for After the Caring----
 arrow5b - If Not Now, When?: Reclaiming Ourselves at Midlife by Stephanie Marston
         - Hard Won Wisdom: More Than 50 Extraordinary Women Mentor You to Find Self-Awareness, Balance, and Perspective by Fawn Germer
         - Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life by Roger Rosenblatt
         - "The Survivor Assistance Handbook: A Guide for Financial Transition" by Mark R. Colgan, CFP NEW
         - Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges

---Specialty Bookshelf for Behavior Management----
         - Therapeutic Caregiving: A Practical Guide for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease by Barbara Bridges
        - The Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer’s-Type Dementia by Naomi Feil
 arrow5b - The Alzheimer’s Caregiver: Dealing With the Realities of Dementia by Harriet Hodgson
        - Behaviors in Dementia: Best Practices for Successful Management by Mary Kapla, et al.
        - Care That Works: A Relationship Approach to Persons With Dementia by Jitka Zgola

---Specialty Bookshelf for Medical Encyclopedias----
         - The Brain Encyclopedia (1996) by Carol Turkington
        - The Family Encyclopedia of Disease (1999) by Bryan Bunch (ed.)
 arrow5b - The Merck Manual of Diagnostics and Therapy (1999) by Mark Beers (ed.)
 arrow5b - The Merck Manual of Medical Information: Home Edition (1999) by Robert Berkow (ed.)
 arrow5b - Caregiver's Handbook: A Complete Guide to Home Health Care by the Visiting Nurses Association of America (delayed delivery plus extra charges)
        - The Johns Hopkins Family Health Book (1998) by Michael Klag (ed.)
        - The Johns Hopkins Medical Handbook:
The 100 Major Medical Disorders of People over the Age of 50 (1998) by Simeon Margolis (ed.)
        - The American Geriatrics Society's Complete Guide to Aging & Health (1995) by Mark Williams

---Specialty Bookshelf for Memoirs----
 arrow5b - He Used to Be Somebody by Beverly Bigtree Murphy
         - She Never Said Goodbye by Loy Young, et al.
         - Outrunning Your Shadow: Caring for Dying Parents by Fred Hill
        
- Your Name Is Hughes Hannibal Shanks: A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's by Lela Knox Shanks

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Waiting for the Morning: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease by Brenda Parris Sibley

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Alzheimer's Angels: A Compilation of Poetry Honoring Caregivers and Victims of Alzheimer's Disease by Dorothy Womack

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Self-Care Now! 30 Tips to Help You Take Care of Yourself When Chronic Illness Turns Your Life Upside Down

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---Reader's Choice Booklist---
Top Books Purchased

(1) The Complete Guide to Alzheimer's Proofing Your Home (Revised Edition) by Mark L. Warner
(2) Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide fro Stressed Out Children by Grace LeBow, et al.
(3) The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People With Alzheimer's Disease by Nancy Mace et al.
(4) Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents by Claire Berman
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God Knows Caregiving Can Pull You Apart: 12 Ways to Keep It Together by Gretchen Thompson
(6) Brain Builders!: A Lifelong Guide to Sharper Thinking, Better Memory, and an Ageproof Mind by Richard Leviton
(7) Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease: A Christian Perspective by Elizabeth Hall
(8) Alzheimer's Activities: Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders by B. J. Fitzray
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Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy? How to Resolve the Most Common Dilemmas with Aging Parents by Joseph Ilardo and Carole Rothman
(10) Therapeutic Caregiving: A Practical Guide for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease
by Barbara Bridges

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