Caregiving Book Club

We read great books with a slant toward caregiving. When possible, the book’s author joins our discussion. To see this year's picks and what we read in 2012, visit (and join) our book club group.

In the past, we've read:

--"The Caregiving Years: Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey" by Denise M. Brown. You can listen to our book club discussion with Denise here.

--"Forever a Caregiver" by Trish Hughes Kreis. You can listen to our book club discussion with Trish here.

--"The Power of Receiving" by Amanda Owen. Amanda joined us on Your Caregiving Journey to discuss her book; you can listen to our discussion here.

--"Miraculous Moments: True Stories Affirming That Life Goes On" by Elissa Al-Chokhachy. Elissa joined us on Your Caregiving Journey to discuss her book; you can listen to our show here.

--"The Long Hello ~ The Other Side of Alzheimer’s" by Cathie Borrie. Cathie joined us on Your Caregiving Journey to discuss her book; you can listen to our interview here.

--"A Long Goodbye and Beyond" by Linda Combs. Linda joined us for a live discussion on Your Caregiving Journey; listen to our show here.
"CAREGIVING--Eldercare Made Clear & Simple" by Cindy Laverty. Cindy joined us for a discussion on Your Caregiving Journey; you can listen to our discussion here.

--"Julita's Sands, A Memoir" by Emily Placido. Listen to our conversation with Emily on Your Caregiving Journey here.

--"Who Am I … Now That I’m Not Who I Was? Conversations with women in mid-life and the years beyond" by Connie Goldman. You can listen to our discussion here.

--“Voices of Caregiving, the Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength” by various family caregivers. Four contributors to the book joined for two discussions. You can listen here and here.

--"The Daughter Trap" by Laurel Kennedy. Listen to our discussion with Laurel here.

--"Worried Sick" by Karol Ward, LCSW. Listen to our live discussion with Karol here.

--"My Mom Has Alzheimer's: Inspiration and Help for Caregivers." Listen to our discussion with author Linda A. Born.

--"THEY'RE YOUR PARENTS, TOO! How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents' Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy" by Francine Russo. Francine joined us for a live discussion on Your Caregiving Journey

--"Priceless Caregiving: Stores of Elder Care Success, Courage and Strength" by Valerie VanBooven.

--"How to Communicate with Alzheimer's: A Practical Guide & Workbook for Families" by Susan Kohler MS, CCC-SLP. Listen to our discussion with Susan here.

--“A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription For Happiness" by Dr. Elizabeth R. Lombardo, who joined our discussion.

--"An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family." The book's editor, Nell Casey, joined our discussion.

--"Confessions of a Caregiver, When Alzheimer’s Comes to Your Home" by Joseph Skillin. Listen to our discussion with Joe.

--"The Seven Desires of Every Heart" by Mark Laaser and Debra Laaser

--"The Elder Care Survival Guide" by Martin R Sabel. Listen to our interview with Martin.

--"You Want Me To Do What? Journaling for Caregivers" by B. Lynn Goodwin

--"Great With Money: The Women's Guide to Prosperity" by Melissa Burke, Esq., CFP, and Ellen Rogin, CPA, CFP Listen to our interview with Ellen Rogin.

--"A Turn for the Better" by Kim Hendrickson Leffler. Kim joined our discussion.

--"The Secret to Caregiver Success" by Dr. Arnld Bresky. Dr. Bresky joined our discussion.

--"Senior Days: Insightful Tales and No-Nonsense Help from the Frontlines of Eldercare" by Colleen Nicol with Brian Nicol. The authors joined our discussion.

--"To Survive Caregiving: A Daughter's Experience, A Doctor's Advice on Finding Hope, Help and Health" by Dr. Cheryl Woodson.

--"Finding Meaning with Charles: Caregiving with Love through a Degenerative Disease" by Janet Edmunson.

--"6 Years of Grace, Caregiving Episodes With My Mother" by Jennifer Sokol.

--"The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich: A Son's Memoir" by Howard Reich

--"Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns

--"Tending the Earth, Mending the Spirit -- The Healing Gifts of Gardening" by Connie Goldman

--"Josefina, the Christmas Cow" by P. Bryn Benson

--"The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom

--"Therapeutic Caregiving: A Practical Guide for Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Causing Diseases" by Barbara J. Bridges

--"Griefstruck: When a Death Changes Your Life" by Mary Ann Greene, MPS, MS, LPC and Marguerite O'Connor, M.Ed., LFD

--"Final Gifts, Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying" by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley

--"Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression" by Nell Casey

--"The House on Beartown Road: A Memoir of Learning and Forgetting" by Elizabeth Cohen (Elizabeth was a 2003 Caregiver of the Year winner.)

--"Motherland, Beyond the Holocaust: A Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past" by Fern Schumer Chapman

--"What Happens Next? A Family Guide to Nursing Home Visits..and More", written by Chloe Giampaolo

--"A Good Distance" by Sarah Willis

--"Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul" by LeAnn Thieman

--"Love" by Toni Morrison

--"The Lord Is My Shepherd: Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalm" by Harold S. Kushner

--"Finding the Joy in Alzheimer's, Part II, When Tears are Dried with Laughter" by Brenda Avadian; discussion with the author.

--"Elder Rage--or--Take My Father, Please!" by Jacqueline Marcell

--"Seabiscuit: An American Legend" by Laura Hillenbrand

--"No More Words, A Journal of My Mother" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

--"Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide for Stressed-Out Children" by Grace Lebow and Barbara Kane

--"God Knows Caregiving Can Pull You Apart, 12 Ways to Keep It Together" by Gretchen Thompson

--"On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, & 9/11: A Story of Loss & Renewal" by Tom Barbash

--"Falcons' Flight" by Linda Linton

--"Love, Honor and Value: A Family Caregiver Speaks Out About the Choices and Challenges of Caregiving" by Suzanne Geffen Mintz, Kathleen A. Kelly


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