Where perfection is the only acceptable goal.

Recommended Books for Those Involved in Eldercare—Family, Residents, Caregivers, Regulators and Others

Elder Rage, or Take My Father ... Please! How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents by Jacqueline Marcell (see Steve's Book Review)

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s…Related Dementing Illnesses and Memory Loss in Later Life—Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins

To Err is Human: Buliding a Safer Health System by the Institute of Health

Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century by the Institute of Medicine

My Bright Abyss: Meditations of a Modern Believer by Christian Wiman

Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on An Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande

Health Policy and Nursing: Crisis and Reform in the U.S. Health Care Delivery System by Harrington and Estes. 

A Whole New Life—Reynolds Price

The Forgetting, Alzheimer’s: A Portrait of an Epidemic—David Shenk

The Oxford Book of Aging—Thomas Cole, Mary Winkler, editors

I Love My Grandpa, But…--Anna Diener Yoder

The Art of Aging—Sherwin B Nuland

How We Die—Sherwin B Nuland

Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent—Grace Lebow and Barbara Kane, with Irwin Lebow

How to Care for Aging Parents—Virginia Morris

An Uncertain Inheritance, Writers on Caring for Family—Nell Casey, editor

Taking Care of Parents Who Did Not Take Care of You—Eleanor Cade

Doing the Right Thing: Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents Even if They Didn’t Take Care of You—Robert Satow

A Bitter-Sweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents—Jane Gross

Changing Places, A Journey with My Parents into Their Old Age—Judy Kramer

The Hard Questions for Adult Children and Their Aging Parents—Susan Piver

They’re Your Parents Too: How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without driving Each other Crazy—Francine Russo

The Merck Manual of Health and Aging—Mark H Beers, editor-in-chief, Thomas v Jones, Editor

The Mansions of Happiness: A History of Life and Death—Jill Lepore

Cheating Death—Sanjay Gupta

Chasing Life—Sanjay Gupta

Man’s Search for Meaning—Viktor Frankl

Faith in the Future: Healthcare, Aging and the Role of Religion—Harold Koening, Douglas Lawson

Death without Dignity, the story of the first nursing home indicted for murder—Steven Long

Livings through Mourning—Harriet Sarnoff Schiff

Rules for Aging—Roger Rosenblatt (HUMOROUS—but humor can help in the aging and eldercare experience)

Habits of Highly Effective People — Stephen Covey ( a classic that should not have to be listed but has to be because there are still people out there who have not read—no studied and applied—the ancient wisdom wisely and succinctly articulated  by Covey in this book)

This is Water - Some Thoughts on Living a Compassionate Life -- David Foster Wallace

A New Earth -- Eckhart Tolle

The Customer Comes Second -- Hal Rosenbluth & Diane Mcferrin Peters

What the Dog Saw -- Malcolm Gladwell

 

 

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