Suggested Reading

For those seeking more in-depth information about aging, including dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, these books provide some wonderful advice and instruction.

  • A Dignified Life
    Virginia Bell, M.S.W & David Troxel, M.P.H
  • Caregiving as Your Parents Age
    Dr. Linda Rhodes
  • Creating Moments of Joy
    Jolene Brackey
  • Planes, Canes, And Automobiles
    Valerie M. Grubb
  • Still Alice
    Lisa Genova
  • The 36-Hour Day
    Nancy L. Mace, M.A. Peter V. Rabins, M.D, M.P.H
  • The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook
    Alexis Abramson
  • The Emotional Survival Guide for Care Givers
    Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD
  • Untangling Alzheimer’s
    Tam Cummings, PhD
  • Validation Techniques for Dementia Care
    Vicki de Klerk-Rubin


In addition to the above recommendations, the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) provides free White Papers and eBooks for older adults and their families. Visit the ALCA website to check out their library.


  • 6 Steps to Living Well While Caring for Aging Parents
  • Planning for the Care You Need at Home
  • Six Hidden Costs to Caring for an Aging Parent
  • When Your Parent Has Dementia, Is Lying Ever OK?