Organizing and Planning Resources

The following suggestions are print books which may provide insight into caregiving.

  • Help! Where Are All My Papers? -Sheryl Cook and Farrar Moore
  • And Thou Shalt Honor, The Caregiver's Campanion -edited by Beth Witrogen McLeod
  • Aging with Grace -David Snowden, PhD
  • The 36-Hour Day -Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
  • The Fearless Caregiver -Gary Barg
  • Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers -Rosalynn Carter and Susan K. Golant
  • Caring for Your Aging Parent When Love Is Not Enough -Barbara Deane
  • The Art of Forgiving -Lewis Smedes
  • I Love You But You Drive Me Crazy: A Guide for Caring Relatives -Calder and Watt
  • The Magic of Humor in Caregiving: Preventing Caregiver Burnout -James R. Sherman, PhD
  • Please Take Me Home Before Dark: One Family's Journey with Alzheimer's Disease -Billie J. Pate and Mary Pate Yarnell
  • Living Fully, Dying Well -Reuben Job 2007-United Methodist Resources

There are additional good resources from the National Institue on Aging and other organizations that can be located online.

Helpful Websites

  • Formerly known as the American Assocaition of Retired Persons, AARP is a United States-based non-government, nonprofit, non-partisan membership organization for people aged 50+, dedicated to enhancing quality of life with age.
  • The United States' Health and Human Services Department which provides local information, referral resources and contact information for state and local agencies.
  • Offering programs at national, state and local levels to support and susatin caregivers. Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. 
  • Focusing on issues of family caregiving, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations.
  • Aging Life Care Specialists (ALCS) are health and human services specialists who help families care for older relatives, while encouraging as much independence as possible. The ALCS acts as guide and advocate in identifying problems and offering solutions, from assessment of an aging parent’s needs to addressing the life change of a family affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s, or other symptoms of dementia.