When you obtain the role of caring for your aging parents, it can be overwhelming to figure it all out on your own. You may not know where to start or the right steps to take with the new abundance of responsibilities. Besides hands-on experiences, the best way to navigate your role as a caregiver is by seeking your resources. You can receive guidance from a variety of online sources but what may also help is gaining a deeper perspective of caregiving from the world of books. These are six must-reads for a successful caregiving experience.
Virginia Morris’s book could be the caregiver’s bible. She covers the hard subjects with detail and compassion. This book can be your mentor and answer your list of questions, whether it’s what happens to the body during old age or how to avoid becoming your parent’s parent.
While you may be eager to learn how to correctly care for your loved one, you cannot forget to take care of yourself! It’s a common mindset to be the best caregiver you can be, however you don’t want to lose yourself in the process. Linda Abbitt’s book helps you navigate to care for your aging parent and yourself at the same time.
Jane Daly’s book is an example of how books can offer that deeper perspective you may require but can’t find in online resources. Daly not only offers practical advice but also shares her personal caregiving stories to comfort you in your caregiving journey.
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, you may feel helpless in the situation. The best thing you can do is find joy for both yourself and your loved one in these hard times. Jolene Brackey brings an optimistic approach to Alzheimer’s in her bestseller. She discusses how your loved one may not be able to remember the positive memories you create for them but the joyful feeling created from those moments will linger.
While caregiving can be an act of love, the overwhelming deal of responsibilities often can cause pain and burden. Cheri Swalwell understands the melancholy parts of a caregiver. Her soul-searching book is there to help you step in the light and find your blessings.
This book doesn’t particularly focus on caregiving. However, it can offer huge help to the role itself. Patrizia Collard’s book can help you avoid caregiver burnout by teaching you the stress-reducing practice of mindfulness and how staying in the present can benefit your overall quality of life.
There is something about reading a book that can make you feel so at peace. If you’re going to read a book to relax from your caregiving duties, you might as well find one that can be an excellent tool for your experience.
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