The Lebedeff Eldercare Resource Center opened to the community on May 23, 2001. It is dedicated to Dr. Evelyn Morrow Lebedeff, whose generosity and support of programs to improve the care of older adults in our community is deeply appreciated.
Located in MemoryCare’s Asheville office, the center is open Monday – Friday from 9am to 4:30pm.
The Eldercare Resource Center provides information to the public on healthy aging, exercise, nutrition, spirituality, age-related illnesses (with an extensive section on memory disorders), caregiving, community resources, ethics and end-of-life care. Books, videos, pamphlets, and journals on these and related topics are available for review and check-out. High speed internet access is available for on-line searches for relevant, up-to-date, health information.
This resource room is for anyone who wants to learn more about aging issues: middle aged and older adults, caregivers, and professionals in aging disciplines. A special section for children is also available.
Caregiver education and training is essential to the mission of our organization.
Here are some of our staff members’ favorite resources
available in our Caregiver Library:
No Act of Love is Ever Wasted:The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia
By Richard L. Morgan and Jane Thibault
This book provides a fresh, hopeful model of dealing with life and death in the realm of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Love, Laughter & Mayhem
By Cindy Keith, RN, BS
This book offers invaluable insights for family members living with or caring for people with dementia. The author provides rich anecdotal scenarios illustrating techniques at redirection and distraction that can help caregivers. A sense of humor and laughter enrich the living and the telling!
The Senior Gems – Your Guide to Supporting
Family Members with Dementia
Featuring Dementia Expert, Teepa Snow
This family centered video provides an overview of the impact Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as techniques that make a difference.
you’re LOOKING at me LIKE I LIVE HERE and i don’t
By Scott Kirschenbaum
This short, but intimate documentary shares a woman’s story of having Alzheimer’s and her quest to live her life to the fullest.