Books, Links, and More

We've compiled resources in both French and English, to give you the broadest possible range of available information. To see resources in French, click in the top right corner of the page.

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Caregiver and caregiving
Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Care About Has Alzheimer's: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers
This book addresses the challenges faced by families and friends of those living with Alzheimer; it reveals how their feelings... read more...
Help Wanted: Caregiver: A Guide To Helping Your Loved One Cope With Serious Illness
This book offers a  primer on both in-home and institutional care as well as the challenges caregivers face in their personal... read more...
"I don't have time for this": A compassionate guide to caring for your parents and yourself.
As well known palliative care physician, Ira Byock, notes "the author deftly melds personal and professional experience to... read more...
The Long Hello: Memory, My Mother, and Me
A stirring memoir of a daughter caring for a mother with dementia that is sure to become a touchstone for many others. read more...
Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare
Dr Gordon, geriatrician, ethicist, educator, speaker, and author, has written this guide for family members to help support... read more...
Of Sorrow and Laughter- Hope and Encouragement for Family Caregivers
A book written specifically for caregivers; a collection of verses, poems and pictures that affirms who you are,  what you... read more...
So You've Been Appointed Executor [Paperback]
Canadian book recommended for friends/family members acting in role as executor for someone who has passed away. read more...
Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine
This book presents serious illness as a drama of body, mind, and soul. In this drama symptoms and suffering cannot be separated... read more...
What Dying People Want: Practical Wisdom for the End of Life
An internationally renowned palliative care physician offers a practical book about living with a terminal illness. He provides... read more...
When Breath Becomes Air
This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young... read more...