Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care

Dementia Diary, A Caregiver's Journal
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,800. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
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For 15 years, Robert Tell was his widowed Mom's caregiver as her mind and personality disappeared into the fog of dementia. He tells the tale with compassion and humor in this full length, fast moving memoir. His lesson: Caregiver burnout can be helped. If you are watching your loved one vanish into the sinkhole of Alzheimer's Disease (or another dementia), "Dementia Diary" will lift your spirit
Mom Minus Dad: The Essential Resource Guide for Busy Adults with a Newly Widowed Parent
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,160. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Balancing work and family
Winner of 5 book awards including Writer’s Digest Magazine, Foreword Magazine, Mom’s Choice Awards, Indie Book Awards and Georgia Author of the Year Award Nominee, Mom Minus Dad is the only practical handbook available with 500+ resources and advice on ten parent loss topics. The author shares how she and her sister—both in their early 30's—found success and managed parent loss struggles.
Eldercare: Twenty-Three Things I Learned (the Hard Way) about Medicare, Medicaid, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by CanyonNewMedia. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medical insurance
Baby boomer and eldest daughter, Ruth Alvarez became responsible to see three elderly relatives received the care they needed both at home and later in nursing homes. She learned the intricacies of America’s key systems for senior citizens and offers the tips to navigate those systems whether for yourself or for a loved one.
Working Together to Prevent Falls at Home
Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
On average, one third of adults age 65 and older fall each year. Not only are falls common for seniors, their consequences can be catastrophic. This eBook gives both seniors and their family caregivers a way to assess falls risks. It contains practical tips, suggestions and resources to reduce the risk of falling. Brought to you by Philips Lifeline, the #1 provider of Medical Alert Services.
Activities for the Elderly, Volume 2: Working with Residents with Significant Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
Price: $24.00 USD. Words: 23,410. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
A collection of 86 practical activities for residents who are very impaired because of dementia or other severe disabilities. Just as with Activities for the Elderly, Volume 1, this book provides the therapist with instructions and helpful hints, as well as the therapeutic benefits for each activity.
Help! What Do I Do Now? Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer's
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
An award-winning guide for Alzheimer's caregivers with simple, efficient, practical tips to help you with everything from activities of daily living to laughter and enjoyable activities. Keep it handy to refer to specific sections as your loved one’s disease progresses and you face new situations. Learn how to care for your loved one and yourself and how to make the best of your time together
How to Communicate with Alzheimer's - A Practical Guide and Workbook for Families
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 17,490. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
If you are living with someone who has Alzheimer's,other related dementias, confusion or memory loss, you know how difficult just the simple act of communication can be between you and your loved one. This book can help.
Don't Die without Me!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,810. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 by Transformation Media Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
"Don't Die Without Me!" provides the pertinent questions to ask medical specialists written in a way the reader and provider understand. It empowers patients and their families to seek the appropriate level of care during the diagnosis phase of a serious or terminal illness and remain sane, rational and in control.
Before Your Parents Move In
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
A practical guide to caregiving.
Nine Gifts for a Grieving Friend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
This book is designed to provide nine "gifts" a person can give to someone who is grieving a loss. The gifts are meant to provide emotional support not just for the initial period of loss, but also for the days, months and years to follow.
The Best Senior Care Guide: Options for Your Loved Ones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,440. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
A Daughter's Journey as a Senior Care Professional - Action plans for aging parent’s medical needs in elder care, dementia, and hospice. Here is never before published insider information on how to approach and persuade your loved ones, the actual costs involved, personal interviews about aging, and helpful tips on the many options in the senior care maze for an industry in transition.
21st Century Understanding Cancer Toolkit: Coping with Advanced Cancer - Metastatic Cancer, Caregiver Support, Palliative Care and Hospice, Advance Directives, End-of-Life Care, Pain Control, Grief
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 237,510. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
This massive guide, with over 600 pages and 23 chapters, has authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about advanced cancer, with valuable information for patients, families, and caregivers about every aspect of metastatic disease.
Caregiver Survival 101: Strategies to Manage Problematic Behaviors Presented in Individuals with Dementia
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,440. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011 by PHC Publishing Group | PESI HealthCare. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases
Dementia can be debilitating and life-altering – not only for the person with the disease, but also for family members and caregivers. This book was written to help these caregivers and family members better understand dementia and its effects, so they can proactively avert or lessen problematic behaviors while maintaining a climate of respect and compassion.
Why Wait? The Baby Boomers' Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially, and Legally for a Parent's Death
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
A comprehensive handbook for Baby Boomers and family caregivers, highlighting the crucial conversations siblings and their aging parents must have to avoid falling into a quagmire of legal, financial, and medical decisions.
Science for Seniors
Price: $22.40 USD. Words: 54,950. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Science for Seniors shows activity leaders how to provide stimulating science activities that provide both entertainment and enlightenment, as part of a life-long learning process. Contains basic science information and hands-on programs that activity directors or therapists can use with seniors of all intellectual and physical abilities.
Care for the Caretaker, How Jim Backus' Wife Did It, an Upbeat Guide for Those Who Care for Others
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health
Best-selling author Henny Backus cared for her husband, actor Jim Backus ("Mr. Magoo," "Gilligan's Island," and "Rebel Without a Cause"), through his 10-year bout with Parkinson's Disease. In "Care for the Caretaker," Henny shares her experience and guidance with compassion and wit.
The Long Goodbye: When Someone You Love Has Dementia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
As the Baby Boomer Generation continues to age, experts predict that dementia will become epidemic. Caught in the middle are their loved ones who struggle to take care of them. In The Long Goodbye, Beth Patterson brings to light some tips for caregivers in caring for their loved ones with dementia and themselves.
How to Manage Family Illness at Home
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 64,300. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family health
“This sensitive and compassionate book…concentrates on the patient rather than the illness. It is immensely readable and interesting because it is illustrated with many personal stories. Gill Pharaoh gives us hope and brings out the best in human nature which sometimes happens when people are faced with a real crisis.” Tony Benn
Your Granny's Nurse: Your Guide to Aging and Compassionate Care for the Elderly
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,240. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
Your Granny's Nurse: Caring for the Elderly with Compassion is your guide to caring for your aging loved one at home, and assist in the choosing of a care facility when it becomes a necessity.
Living Wills: VA Guide on How to Prepare a Personalized Living Will, Planning for Medical Decisions - Your Life, Your Choices - Choices About Death and Dying, Advance Directive, Power of Attorney
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
This workbook provides detailed advice about preparing living wills and advance directives, with information about potential illnesses and medical events such as terminal illness, advanced cancer, coma, stroke, and dementia.