Resources at the COA Community Care Giving Office

Alzheimer’s Association National Site – Information on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment, care and support resources
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – Provides education and support to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and to their families and caregivers, and funds research toward improved treatments and a cure.
Alzheimer’s A to Z by J. Likvig, MA/John D. Becker, MD
Alzheimer’s Disease – A Guide to Federal Programs
Ask the Cleaning Lady by Sally P. Karioth
Be Not Afraid by Johann C. Arnold
Care for the Caregiver by Parke-Davis
Care of Alzheimer’s Patients by Lisa P. Gwyther, ACSW
Caregiver Support; Taking Care of YOU by Dawn Colletti, RN
Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s – Pamphlet
Comfort Zones
Consumer Resource Guide – compiled by the Department of Elder Affairs
Dementia Reconsidered by Tom Kitwood
Depression in the Elderly by G. Maureen Chaisson-Stewart
Feeling Good by David D. Burns, M.D.
Geropsychological Asst/Treatment by Linda Teri/P.M. Lewinsohn, Ph.D.
Grandpa Doesn’t Know it’s Me by Sheri Hartman
Home Sweet Home
How to Care for Your Parents by Nora Jean Levin
Medicare and You
Rising to the Challenge
The 36-Hour Day by Nancy Mace, M.A., and Peter Rabins, M.D.
The Carewise Guide by Acamedica Press
The Disease of the 20th Century by Sharon Fish, RN
Therapeutic Acts for Handicapped Elderly by C.H. Hamill and R.C. Oliver
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease by Miriam K. Aronson, Ed. D.
Understanding Living Trusts
Urinary Incontinence in Adults by the US Department of Health & Human Services
When We Become Parents to Our Parents by Mary Emma Allen