October 14th 2020
Books for Caregivers
I hope you are enjoying our weekly poll questions on our Facebook page. We are putting out one per week as we dive into the great things about books and reading this October.
Today, I wanted to share with you an article I found on carignseniorservice.com which I found particularly helpful. The link below highlights a short list of books for caregivers of an aging parent as well as a brief description of the books.
My mother is 81 years old and lives alone in another city. She is autonomous but her health is not the greatest nor is it improving over time. I found the suggestion of “Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide” by Hugh Delehanty and Elinor Ginzler to be interesting even though it references US supports like Medicare. The other one which personally hits quite close to home is “They’re Your Parents, Too!: How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy” by Francine Russo and includes the description of “… as too often you may be the only sibling taking care of mom or dad…”
Maybe you are not a caregiver, but I imaging you know someone (or two) who is. Please feel free to share this blog or the link directly with them.
Enjoy your reading and don’t forget to give us your opinion in our next poll question!