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Reading Materials

Explore helpful information for Parkinson’s disease caregivers

There is an endless list of educational material available for caregivers. Listed below are some recommended books and articles for caregivers at any stage. PAR has some of these books available for loan. Feel free to download as many copies of the articles as you would like.

A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, A Guide for Family Caregivers
By: Virginia Bell and David Troxel (2002)

An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family
By: Nell Casey (2007)

Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal
By: Beth Witrogen McLeod (2000)

Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul: Stories to Inspire Caregivers in the Home, the Community and the World (Chicken Soup for the Soul) 
By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, LeAnn Thieman, and Rosalynn Carter (2004)

How Can I Help? Stories and Reflection on Service
By: Ram Dass and Paul Gorman (1985)

Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life
By: Philip Simmons (2003)

Mothering Mother: A Daughter’s Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir
By: Carol D. O'Dell (2007)

Passages in Caregiving
By: Gail Sheehy

Share The Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who is Seriously Ill (Revised and Updated)
By: Cappy Capossela, Sheila Warnock, and Sukie Miller (2004)

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life (4th Edition) (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
By: Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins (Paperback - October 9, 2006)

The Caregiver Helpbook: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
By: Marilyn Cleland, Vicki L. Schmall, Marilynn Studervant, and Leslie Congleton (2006)

The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregivers (Comfort of Home, The)
By: Maria M. Meyer and Paula Derr (2007)

The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers: Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent
By: Barry J. Jacobs

The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition
By: Arthur Kleinman, PhD