Gerontology Center

General Public Books

The following books are available for use in the Gerontology Resource Center.

  • There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping With Alzheimer's, Michael Castleman, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson and Matthew Naythons, 2000.
  • The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life, Nancy L. Mace, MA and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, 1981.
  • When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care: The Complete Guide, Robert F. Bornstein, PhD, and Mary A. Languirand, PhD, 2001.
  • There's No Place Like (a Nursing) Home: 4 Powerful Steps That Will Change Your Life, Karen Shoff, MSW, MSG, LUTCF, 2002.
  • Alzheimer's – Finding the Words: A Communication Guide for Those Who Care, Harriet Hodgson, 1995.
  • Interventions for Alzheimer's Disease: A Caregiver's Complete Reference, Ruth M. Tappen, 1997.
  • Talking to Alzheimer's: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit with a Family Member or Friend, Claudia J. Strauss, 2002.
  • Dancing on Quicksand: A gift of Friendship in the Age of Alzheimer's, Marilyn Mitchel, 2002.
  • Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease, Joanne Koenig Coste, 2003.
  • The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care, Virginia Bell and David Troxel, 1996.
  • Guide to Wills and Estates: Everything You Need to Know About Wills, Estates, Trusts and Taxes, Second Edition, The American Bar Association, 1995.
  • Seniors' Rights: Your Legal Guide to Living Life to the Fullest, Brette McWhorter Sember, Attorney at Law, 2004.
  • No Place Like Home: A History of Nursing and Home Care in the United States , Karen Buhler-Wilkerson, 2001.
  • Life Worth Living: How Someone You Love Can Still Enjoy Life in a Nursing Home – The Eden Alternative in Action, William H. Thomas, MD, 1996.
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, Dan Osterweil, Kenneth Brummel-Smith, John C. Beck, 2000.
  • Consumer Reports Complete Guide to Health Services For Seniors – What You And Your Family Need To Know About Finding And Financing Medicare, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Home Care, Adult Day Care, Trudy Lieberman and the editors of Consumer Reports, 2000.
  • The Savvy Senior: The Ultimate Guide to Health, Family, and Finances for Senior Citizens, Jim Miller, 2004.
  • The High Cost of Dying: A Guide to Funeral Planning, Gregory W. Young, 1994.
  • Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Family Friends and Caregivers, Daniel Kuhn, MSW, 1999.
  • The Real Deal: The History and Future of Social Security, Sylvester J. Schieber and John B. Shoven, 1999.
  • Long-Term Care: Your Financial Planning Guide, Phyllis R. Shelton, 2003.
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Long-Term Care Planning, Marilee Driscoll, 2003.
  • J. K. Lasser's Choosing the Right Long-Term Care Insurance, Benjamin Lipson, 2002.