Born, L. A. (2009). My Mom Has Alzheimer’s: Inspiration and Help for Caregivers. Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos.
“Author Linda Born shows how difficult it was to make the transition from a mother-daughter relationship to the more complicated caregiver-patient relationship. By way of 100 inspirational readings the book provides solid, scriptural help for caregivers. Practical care-giving helps are scattered throughout the book, which concludes with a question-and-answer section…”(

Brackey, J. (2017). Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey: A Guide for families and caregivers. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.
“Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease to focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy. When people have short-term memory loss, their lives are made up of moments. We are not able to create perfectly wonderful days for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, but we can create perfectly wonderful moments, moments that put a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes. Five minutes later, they will not remember what we did or said, but the feeling that we left them with will linger. The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor. In this volume, Brackey reveals that our greatest teacher is having cared for and loved someone with Alzheimer’s and that often what we have most to learn about is ourselves” (

Buchanan, M. (2012). Joy Boosters: 120 ways to encourage older adults. Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books.
“JOY BOOSTERS is perfect for families and friends of older adults, caregivers, senior residence facilities, and churches wanting to minister effectively to older adults. Don’t miss an opportunity to make someone’s day … or week” (

Gibbons, L., Huysman, J. and DeAngelis Laird, R. (2009).Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss. Brooklyn, NY: LaChance Publishing, LLC.
“Designed for those giving care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders, this informative and inspiring guide explores how to take care of oneself in order to meet the challenges of giving care to another” (

Goyer, A. (2015). Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association Publishing.
“AARP’s gentle guide provides practical resources and tips that are easy to find when you need them, whether you’re caregiving day to day, planning for future needs, or in the middle of a crisis. Equally important, this book helps you care for the caregiver―you―before, during, and after caregiving” (

Hamilton, J.M. (2010). Journey of a Lifetime: The Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care. West Conshohocken.PA: Infinity
“Inspiring, encouraging, comforting…this self-care guidebook gives readers practical, no-cost solutions for their problems with caregiver stress. Stories, professional advice, questionnaires, activities and discussion questions help guide readers on their caregiver journey” (Barnes and

Hurme, S. B. (2015). Checklist for Family Caregivers: A Guide to Making It Manageable. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association Publishing.
“The ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Caregivers by Sally Balch Hurme can help organize the responsibilities that caregivers face. In one place, you’ll be able to record and update the myriad details you need to keep track of. And if you don’t know where to start, this invaluable tool tells you, step by step, what you need and why. You can easily personalize the to-do lists, either in the book or electronically, and have them available for quick reference for your caregiving team—family, friends, aides, and medical, financial, and legal professional” (

Lovejoy, M.E. (2013). The sweet side of suffering: Recognizing God’s best when facing life’s worst. Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House Publishers.
“In The Sweet Side of Suffering, author M. Esther Lovejoy explores the character of God to help readers find a response that sweetens the bitter waters of suffering. This engaging book is written in a narrative voice, sharing biblical truths and practical insights from the author’s personal experiences” (

Morris, G. (ed) (2004). Hang In There: Life can be hard sometimes but it’s going to be okay. Boulder, Colorado: Blue Mountain Arts Collection.
“HANG IN THERE is full of encouragement, support, and reassurance for anyone experiencing a difficult time. It holds a lot of time-honored wisdom and optimism to help you face the tough days…”(

Noonan, N.E. (2009). Not Alone: Encouragement for Caregivers. Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books.
“Noonan describes the caregiving experience as a spiritual pilgrimage and invites us to look for God’s embrace along the way: “God is with us in the tears and the laughter, the brokenness and the holiness, the exhaustion and the whispers of resurrection” (

Speers, P. & Walker, T. (2013). The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love. Monterey, CA: Flowspirations LLC.
“If you are a caregiver, this is a book you dog ear, underline, write in, and keep with you throughout your caregiving journey for inspiration and strength. The information in this book, if implemented, might save YOUR life” (

Video discussion about the book by the authors: Caregivers Discuss Caregiving, Caregiver Abuse, and Finding Joy! The Inspired Caregiver Book (Published on August 22, 2013) (Time: 17:02)

Stowell, J. (2009). When the going gets tough. Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House Publishers
This is an excerpt from Joe Stowell’s book, The Upside of Down, which shows us how to find hope and joy in the trials of life.

Wright, C.S. (2004). In the Shelter of His Wings: Resting in God’s Tender Care. Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers.
“One of the most encouraging metaphors for divine love is that of finding shelter under the protection of God’s wings. On every page of this uplifting gift book, the gentle artwork of Carolyn Shores Wright tenderly reminds readers that God cares not only for the birds of the air but so much more for His children” (