Books I’ve Read on Aging and Caregiving

I’ve read a plethora of books on the subject of caregiving and aging in the years of my life with my mother. Favorites are ★.

An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for FamilyNell Casey, Ed

Death in Slow Motion: My Mother’s Descent into Alzheimer’sEleanor Clooney

Mother Daughter Me ▪ Katie Hafner

When I Married My Mother ▪ Jo Maeder

Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders ▪ Mary Pipher

All Gone: A Memoir of my Mother’s Dementia, with Refreshments ▪ Alex Witchel

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death ▪ Katy Butler

The Fifth Season: A Daughter-in-law’s Memoir of Caregiving ▪ Lisa Ohlen Harris

The Caregivers: A Support Group Story of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love ▪ Nell Lake

Passages in CaregivingGail Sheehy

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the DyingMaggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley

BettyvilleGeorge Hodgman

Not Becoming My MotherRuth Reichl

A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents — and OurselvesJane Gross

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the EndAtul Gawande

They Left Us Everything: A MemoirPlum Johnson

The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of LifeVirginia Simpson

Elsewhere: A MemoirRichard Russo

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