Elder Care Reading
Lebow, Grace and Kane, Barbara with Lebow, Irwin. Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide for Stressed-Out Child. Harper Collins Publishers, 1998
Loverde, Joy. Complete Eldercare Planner, Second Edition: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help. Crown Publishing Group, 2000
Morris, Virginia. How to Care for Aging Parents: A Complete Guide. Workman Publishing Company Inc., 1996
Smith, Kerri S. Caring for Your Aging Parents: A Sourcebook of Timesaving Techniques and Tips. (The Working Caregiver Series) Amer Source Books, 1992
CDC Health and Human Services Falls Prevention
When elders fall, they are at risk for developing traumatic brain injuries which can lead to a loss of independence.
The CDC offers free resources to reduce the number of falls in the senior population, "Help Seniors Live Better, Longer: Prevent Brain Injury."
National Alliance for Caregiving
Excellent brochures online about caregiving, hospital discharge, hospital care and more.
Reading for Children and Young Adults about Alzheimer’s disease
Ages 4 to 8
Altman, Linda Jacobs. Singing With Momma Lou.
Nine-year-old Tamika uses photographs, school yearbooks, movie-ticket stubs and other mementos to try to restore the memory of her grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
Bahr, Mary. The Memory Box.
When Gramps realizes he has Alzheimer's disease, he starts a memory box with his grandson, Zach, to keep memories of all the times they have shared.
Ages 7 to 10
Shawver, Margaret. What's Wrong With Grandma?
A young girl tries to understand the frustrating, frightening changes in her grandmother caused by Alzheimer's disease.
Ages 9 to 12
Willner-Pardo, Gina. Figuring Out Frances.
Ten-year-old Abigail's neighbor Travis, her best friend although he is at a different school, upsets her when he transfers to her school, ignores her and laughs at her grandmother's Alzheimer's.
Williams, Carol Lynch. If I Forget, You Remember.
Twelve-year-old Elyse's plan to write an award-winning novel during the summer is interrupted when her grandmother, who has Alzheimer's disease, moves in with the family.
Bauer, Marion Dane. An Early Winter.
When 11-year-old Tim's beloved grandfather develops Alzheimer's disease, Tim tries to restore and save him by taking him out for a fishing adventure at the pond, but the outing turns into a disaster.
We provide a list of books for your convenience. The EAP is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, or content of these books, nor does it endorse them. These books are not an attempt to provide any counseling or other type of intervention.
For more information or to discuss elder care concerns please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.
In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.
This content was last modified on: 07/29/2015