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Books on Caregiving

The Mindful Caregiver

This book shows caregivers how to care for themselves even as their time and daily lives are consumed by the necessities of their loved one.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers

A collection of 101 personal stories and interviews by family caregivers and by the recipients of that care, about caregiving for all age groups, but focused on elder care.

Caregiver's Guide

This guide offers the information, support, and resources needed for caregiving. In addition to advice on maintaining one's own health and relieving stress, topics include medical terms and procedures, tips for doctor visits, ways to avoid mistakes in medicines, safety around the home, and the most common health problems.

Passages in Caregiving

The author, Gail Sheehy, knows firsthand the trials, fears, and rare joys of caregiving. Here, she identifies eight crucial stages of caregiving and offers insight for successfully navigating each one. Most important, however, she points out that you don't have to be alone in this process. This book can help turn a stressful, life-altering situation into a journey that can be safely navigated and from which everyone can benefit.

The Caregiver's Survival Handbook

This book helps caregivers figure out how to look after aging loved ones, provide for other family members, and attend to their own lives without losing themselves in the process.

Stroke and the Family

This book allows general readers working with stroke survivors to make sense of the confusing variety of diagnoses and treatment options. It also explores the challenges the recovering stroke patient and the recovering family will face.

The Comfort of Home for Chronic Heart Failure

This book is a resource for caregivers of people with chronic heart failure. It offers practical tips on how to take care of patients and themselves.

The Comfort of Home for Stroke

This guide helps caregivers, family and stroke survivors understand the everyday issues faced by care providers.

Living with Stroke

Provides information on life after stroke for patients, families and caregivers.

When Your Spouse Has a Stroke

This books provides information on the emotional, psychological, and social consequences of stroke and the personal side of caregiving.

Journey Beyond Diagnosis

This book takes a compassionate look at the vast landscape of an illness experience. Written by a licensed counselor and certified psychotherapist this book offers assistance to survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals by likening an illness experience to a long physical journey.

The Caregiving Years

This book focuses just on you, the caregiver, and what you need to manage the experience of caregiving.

How to Care for Aging Parents

This book is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans--now 42 million--who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend.

The Caregiver's Companion

This extensive guide outlines a step-by-step process so caregivers know what to do and what to ask in every situation that may arise.

A Bittersweet Season

Here, the longtime New York Times expert on the subject of elderly care and the founder of the New Old Age blog shares her frustrating, heartbreaking, enlightening, and ultimately redemptive journey, providing us along the way with valuable information that she wishes she had known earlier.

Cruising Through Caregiving

Advice and resources from the author and twenty-four other professionals show how to give your loved one the best quality of life possible without sacrificing your own life, health, career, relationships, or financial stability.

Caregiving Support Resources

Audiovisual Resources


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Amy Hyde
Mardigian Wellness Resource Center
Michigan Medicine
Frankel Cardiovascular Center
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Room 2101


This Information Guide may contain information and/or instructional materials developed by Michigan Medicine for the typical patient with your condition. It may include links to online content that was not created by Michigan Medicine and for which Michigan Medicine does not assume responsibility. It does not replace medical advice from your health care provider because your experience may differ from that of the typical patient. Talk to your health care provider if you have any questions about this document, your condition or your treatment plan.