Resources for Adult Caregivers

Download the brochure Resources for Adult Caregivers (PDF).

Books for Caregivers

  • Passages in Caregiving by Gail Sheehy 362 SHE
  • Eldercare 101 by Mary Jo Saavedra 362.63 SAA
  • An Unintended Journey by Janet Yagod Shagam 616.8 SHA
  • Dementia: The Journey Ahead by Susan Kiser Scarff 616.831 SCA
  • The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making by Viki Kind 649.8 KIN

Books for Caregivers of Family Members

Books on Dementia and Alzheimer's

  • Dementia Essentials by Jan Hall 616.8 HAL
  • Dementia Home Care by Tracy Cram Perkins 616.8 PER
  • Dementia Reimagined by Tia Powell 616.8 POW
  • Creative Engagement by Rachael Wonderlin 616.8 WON
  • When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community by Rachael Wonderlin 616.83 WON 
  • Understanding Alzheimers by Naheed Ali 616.831 AKI 
  • The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer’s by Dede Bonner 616.831 BON 
  • The Alzheimer’s Action Plan by P. Murali Doraiswamy 616.831 DOR 
  • Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias by Jonathan Graff 616.831 GRA
  • Alzheimer’s Early Stages by Daniel Kuhn 616.831 KUH 
  • Mom’s OK. She Just Forgets by Evelyn McLay 616.831 MCL 
  • Inside Alzheimer’s by Nancy D. Pearce 616.83 PEA 

Local Resources

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County (ADRC) 

  • www.daneadrc.org 
  • Information about resources and support on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability.
  • Contact Dementia Care Specialist at ADRC Joy Schmidt at (608) 240-7400 or schmidt.joy@countyofdane.com for more information.

Oregon Area Senior Center 

Online Resources

You can use these information sources from anywhere with internet access.

Alzheimer’s Association 

  • www.alz.org 
  • Leading Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

ALZ Connected 

  • www.alzconnected.org 
  • Free, online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia. 

Alzheimers.gov 

  • www.alzheimers.gov 
  • The federal government portal to information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias care, research, and support.

BadgerLink 

  • badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov 
  • Online resources for Wisconsin residents including reliable health information.