Hudson Valley and NYC Resources:






  Resources:  Books, Films, Websites:                                               

 Normal Aging, longevity and the later third of our lives:  

  • If I Live to Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians by Neenah Ellis
  • The Longevity Prescription: The 8 proven keys to a Long, Healthy Life by Robert Butler
  • The Longevity Revolution:The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life by Robert Butler
  • The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks and Imperfections by Norman Rosenthal
  • The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
  • Composing a Further Life:The Age of Active Wisdom by Mary Catherine Bateson and suggest the previous book also relevant at any age Composing a Life: Life as a Work in Progress

   End-of-life awareness, discussion of what matters most in our             

planning for end of life decisions and closure:  

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End   by Atul Gawande
  • My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing “Slow Medicine”, the Compassionate Approach to Caring for your Aging Loved Ones by Dennis McCullough, MD
  • Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right for You by Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, MD
  • Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life,by Jane Brody
  • Dying Well:The Prospect of Growth at the End of Life by Ira Byock
  • Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley
  • A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir
  • When My Time Comes: Conversations about Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End, by Diane Rehm

   Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care:               

  • A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, by Virginia Bell and David Troxel;  in Spanish:  Los Mejores Amigos en el Cuidado de Alzheimer 
  • Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End by Tia Powell, MD
  • The 36 Hour Day, A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss, by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins     in Spanish:   El Dia de 36 Horas
  • The Forgetting,  Alzheimer’s: Portrait of an Epidemic, by David Shenk
  • Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease, by Joanne Koenig Coste
  • ​Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene Brackey

  Memoirs of living with Alzheimer’s:

  • Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows, A Couple’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s, by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle
  • Elegy for Iris by John Bayley
  • Making an Exit: A Mother-Daughter Drama with Alzheimer’s, Machine Tools and Laughter by Elinor Fuchs
  • Your Name is Hughes Hannibal Shanks: A Caregiver;s Guide to Alzheimer’s by Lela Knox Shanks
  • Still Alice by Liza Genova

  Spiritual and Emotional Health, Healing, Meditation and Self-Care:

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life  by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
  • The End of Fear: A Spiritual Path for Realists  and Dante's Path by Richard Schaub with Bonney Gulino Schaub
  • Article: The Meaning Of Healing: Transcending Suffering by Thomas Egnew, Annals of Family Medicine:

  Reconciliation and Unresolved Feelings in Families:

  • Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live With Unresolved Grief by Pauline Boss
  • Doing the Right Thing: Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents Even If They Didn’t Take Care of You by Roberta Satow

  Living with serious health changes and challenges:

  • To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed by Alix Kates SHulman
  • Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying by Ram Dass
  • My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor; her TED talk:
  • A Song in the Night: A Memoir of Resilience by Bob Massie

  Functional, Integrative, Holistic Medicine and Nursing:

  • Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil
  • Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment by Keith Block
  • Crazy Sexy Cancer: An Inspirational Story About Transformation in the Face of Adversity, film of Kris Carr’s journey healing a rare blood cancer
  • Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee
  • Reinventing Medicine by Larry Dossey
  • God’s Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet
  • ​Integrative Nursing by Mary Jo Kreitzer and Mary Koithan

    Integrative Assisted Living:

  • Hearthstone Assisted Living:
  • Eden Alternative:

    Video and film on therapeutic Arts:

  • Music and Memory: Alive Inside: Trailer [the power of music to reach into memories and the self],  has been available on Netflix
  • Dance for PD Program with Mark Morris Dance Company, people with Parkinson’s feel calming and in group dance and learning:
  • MOMA : Meet Me at MOMA  people with dementia respond to art
  • Advanced Style:  older women who love fashion and style

    Miscellaneous Food As Medicine related books:

  • Ultra-Prevention and Ultra-Metabolism, two books by Mark Hyman
  • Grain Brain and Brain Maker, brain health by Neurologist David Perlmutter
  • What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being and Lightness of Soul by Deepak Chopra
  • Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease by Bharat B. Aggarwal with Deborah Yost
  • Crazy Sexy Juice: 100+ simple juice, smoothie and nut milk recipes to supercharge your health by Kris Carr
  • Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno
  • Dropping Acid, The Reflux Diet, Cookbook & Cure: A Groundbreaking Approach to Healthy Eating Featuring 75 Delicious Original Low-Fat Recipes by Jamie Koufman and Jordan Stern
  • The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum with Michael Bender


  • Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding & Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A.Tompkins and Tamara L. Hartl
  • Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquring, Saving and Hoarding by David F Tolin, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee




Integrative Elder Care RN

Zoe Moffitt, RN-BC