Losing ourselves in books is a great enjoyment for avid readers like us, many of our readers and our senior loved ones.
One can travel the world and travel through time with a good book — not to mention learning a thing or hundred.
Books can truly give inspiration and enjoyment, frequently leaving us feeling uplifted. Learning something that helps us improve the life an elderly parent or grandparent can be especially uplifting.
We would like to recommend a few of our favorites that you may treasure as well — and from which you may learn, as we did.
Favorite Books for Senior Caregivers
One of our favorite series of books for inspiration is the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books. There is a topic for any person or situation. One we recommend to you or a caregiver in your life is Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul: Stories to Inspire Caregivers in the Home, the Community and the World. This is a collection of tales that you will love and love to share with special people in your life.
A book that offers practical and inspiring tips for those caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease that we think you may find very helpful is Creating Moments of Joy: A Journal for Caregivers, Fourth Edition. It is a collection of moments you can make with your senior loved one to help bring out their spirit within.
Books can be extremely worthwhile when we are seeking information and guidance on dealing with specific issues. One such book that covers a wide range of topics dealing with seniors and useful suggestions to help you deal with the care of your senior loved one is The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents: The Complete Guide.
Yet another inspiring type of book is one that helps you cope by offering caregiving experiences through stories of other caregivers in situations similar to that in which you find yourself. It can offer the same sense of camaraderie that you might feel in a support group by reading others’ stories and seeing what they might have tried that worked or didn’t work for them in dealing with an elderly loved one. One you might enjoy is Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book.
Gifts of books to family members, those who give care to your loved ones or yourself (don’t forget your own needs) will be often welcomed as a respite from the demands of caregiving and a source for ways to meet the challenges.
You can find all the above books and more in the Senior Care Corner Bookstore.
Please let us know if there is a favorite book of yours we should add.