Caregiver Library

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.

Caregiver LibraryLocated 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:

Books:

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!

DVDS:
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.