Resources for Caregivers

Being the main caregiver for a loved one can be challenging for a variety of reasons, so it's important to know where to turn when you need assistance, or to simply feel heard. Check out these recommended resources compiled by Adult Services Librarian Sharon Rothman.

BOOKS

Already Toast by Kate Washington
Library Collection / Libby
The story of one woman’s struggle to care for her seriously ill husband—and a revealing look at the role unpaid family caregivers play in a society that fails to provide them with structural support.

Floating in the deep end: how caregivers can see beyond Alzheimer's by Patti Davis
Library Collection / Libby
In a singular account of battling Alzheimer's, Patti Davis eloquently weaves personal anecdotes with practical advice tailored specifically for the overlooked caregiver. After losing her father, Ronald Reagan, Davis founded a support group for family members and friends of Alzheimer's patients; drawing on those years, Davis reveals the surprising struggles and gifts of this cruel disease.

Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by Jonathan Graff-Radford
Library Collection
The book presents a comprehensive look at the typical symptoms associated with dementia, current findings regarding common causes of the disease, and gives essential tips for managing the day-to-day challenges of caring for someone with dementia.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY SERVICES

Care Connections Program at Phelps Hospital/Northwell Health
(914) 366-1199
Email caregiver@northwell.edu

Westchester County Government
Westchester County Caregiving
(914) 813-6300

CAREGIVING WEB SITES

USAgov Caregivers’ Resources
http://search.usa.gov (Put in search bar – Caregiver Resources)

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org
(201) 918- 1013

AARP Caregiving
www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving

Caregiver Action Network
https://caregiveraction.org
(855) 227-3640

Next step in Care
www.nextstepincare.org

Caring Bridge
https://www.caringbridge.org
Create website to stay connected with friends/family through any health journey.

CAREGIVING PODCASTS

How We Got Here
Podcasts to help understand caregiving and how it shapes us.

Caregiving SOS
30-minute shows featuring a wide variety of caregivers and medical experts.

People With Parents
Storytelling podcast where comedian/author Leighann Lord talks about taking care of her parents.

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