Last week, I wrote about how important it is for caregivers to care for themselves. If you are a caregiver, one of the ways to make your life a little easier is to be prepared. Know what your choices are when you are faced with making a decision "right now".

These books (and we have so many more) can help:

Alzheimer's disease : courage for those who care /Adams, Martha O.  362.1 ADA

The best friends approach to Alzheimer's care /Bell, Virginia.   362.1 BEL

Learning to speak Alzheimer's : a groundbreaking approach for everyone dealing with the disease /Coste, Joanne Koenig.  362.1 BUT

When someone you love has a mental illness : a handbook for family, friends, and caregivers /Woolis, Rebecca.362.2 WOO

Caresharing : a reciprocal approach to caregiving and care receiving in the complexities of aging, illness, or disability /Richards, Marty   259.4 RIC

A practical guide for caregivers/362.6 PRA

When you're the caregiver / When you're ill or incapacitated: 12 things to do if someone you care for is ill or incapacitated / 12 things to remember in times of sickness, injury, or disability/Miller, James F.362.6 MIL

Guide to advance directives and other patients' rights/362.1 GUI

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2009 : estate planning essentials /346.7305 WIL

Patient and family guide to hospice care/362.1 PAT

Resident and family guide to care in a nursing facility/362.6 RES

How to care for aging parents : a complete guide /Morris, Virginia.  306.874 MOR

My mother, your mother: embracing "slow medecine", the compassionate approach to caring for your aging loved ones/McCullough, Dennis, M.D.   306.874 MCC

When our parents need us most : loving care in the aging years /McKenna, David L.  306.8 MCK

When the time comes : families with aging parents share their struggles and solutions /Span, Paula.362.61 SPA