Best Aging Parents Books
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1. The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
Author: by Nancy L. Mace
After 35 years, still the indispensable guide for countless families and professionals caring for someone with dementia. Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems.
The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship dementia due to traumatic brain injury choosing a residential care facility support groups for caregivers, friends, and family membersThe central idea underlying the bookthat much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for themremains the same.
2. Stupid Things I Won't Do When I Get Old: A Highly Judgmental, Unapologetically Honest Accounting of All the Things Our Elders Are Doing Wrong
Author: by Steven Petrow
Citadel (June 29, 2021)
For fans of David Sedaris and Nora Ephron, a humorous, irreverent, and poignant look at the gifts, stereotypes, and inevitable challenges of aging, based on award-winning journalist Steven Petrow’s wildly popular New York Times essay, “Things I’ll Do Differently When I Get Old.”Soon after his 50th birthday, Petrow began assembling a list of things I won’t do when I get oldmostly a catalog of all the things he thought his then 70-something year old parents were doing wrong.
That list, which included You won’t have to shout at me that I’m deaf, and I won’t blame the family dog for my incontinence, became the basis of this rousing collection of do’s and don’ts, wills and won’ts that is equal parts hilarious, honest, and practical.
The fact is, we don’t want to age the way previous generations did.Old people hoard. They bore relativesand strangers alikewith tales of their aches and pains. They insist on driving long after they’ve become a danger to others (and themselves).
3. Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To
Author: by Melanie Cullen
Everything you need to get organized Do your loved ones know where to find your life insurance policies, online banking passwords, real estate deeds, or even your will? If you’re like a lot of people, you keep important informationfrom the whereabouts of family heirlooms to online passwords to automatic bill-pay detailsin your head or stashed in the odd desk drawer.
Unfortunately, this disorganization will likely cause hassles for those who someday take care of you or your estate. Get It Together provides an easy, straightforward method to help you and others keep track of: secured places and passwords employment records insurance policies real estate records tax records retirement accounts estate planning documents funeral arrangements letters to loved ones We’ve reorganized this 9th edition to make the process more straightforward.
In the first half, you’ll find the pages to create your personal planner. In the second half, you’ll find step-by-step instructions and helpful resources. With downloadable forms: organize your records using worksheets (details inside). Save the worksheets to your computer and then complete, print, and store them at your convenience.
4. Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers, Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded
Author: by Jolene Brackey
Purdue University Press
The beloved best seller has been revised and expanded for the fifth edition. Jolene Brackey has a vision: that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease to focus more of our energies on creating moments of joy.
When people have short-term memory loss, their lives are made up of moments. We are not able to create perfectly wonderful days for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, but we can create perfectly wonderful moments, moments that put a smile on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes.
Five minutes later, they will not remember what we did or said, but the feeling that we left them with will linger. The new edition of Creating Moments of Joy is filled with more practical advice sprinkled with hope, encouragement, new stories, and generous helpings of humor.
In this volume, Brackey reveals that our greatest teacher is having cared for and loved someone with Alzheimer’s and that often what we have most to learn about is ourselves.
5. Living Trusts for Everyone: Why a Will Is Not the Way to Avoid Probate, Protect Heirs, and Settle Estates (Second Edition)
Author: by Ronald Farrington Sharp
March 21, 2017
Readers say it best: “Very informative.” “Saved me a lot of money and headaches!” “Recommend it for everyone who has to plan estates for their elderly parents”Living Trusts for Everyone is the best resource for setting up a living trust.
Explaining in specific terms what benefits a trust will have, Ronald Farrington Sharp gives the tools necessary to set up a loved one’s trust with no lawyers and no expense. Wills benefit lawyers. Trusts benefit the clients. Too often lawyers sell wills to clients only to sit back and wait to sell their probate services to their clients’ heirs.
Ronald Farrington Sharp describes the best way to handle modern estate planning and details the many advantages trusts have over wills in not only eliminating probate but in also protecting your assets for your heirs. Sharp explains why legal services are not needed to do the clerical work in settling a trust after death.
This updated edition includes new information on an array of subjects, including:Elimination of the federal estate tax for most estates due to increased exemption amountsOnline assetsThe use of passwords, usernames, and websitesKeeping trustees honest and the process of removing trustees for malfeasanceForms for simplifying the planning processStrategies to lower attorneys’ feesWith no legal jargon, just step-by-step instructions and sample form letters, Living Trusts for Everyone takes the mystery out of the process of setting up a trust.
6. Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go (Downsizing the Home)
Author: by Marni Jameson
This is essential reading for anyone clearing out your own or a loved one’s home….Invaluable. The Wall Street Journal It’s a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents’ home.
Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime’s worth of possessions, to selling the homestead itself. Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardinglyand, in the best of situations, even memorably.
Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national expertsantiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologiststo offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell. Winner of: the 2017 Gold National Mature Media Award; the 2017 Silver EXCEL Award in the General Audience Book category; the 2016 Silver Nautilus Award; and the 2016 Bronze National Mature Media Award!
7. Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist: How to End the Drama and Get On with Life
Author: by Margalis Fjelstad
People with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorders are master manipulators; Caretakers fall for them every time. This book helps Caretakers break the cycle and puts them on a new path of personal freedom, discovery, and self-awareness, through the use of real stories and practical suggestions from a seasoned therapist.
8. Healing After the Loss of Your Mother: A Grief & Comfort Manual
Author: by Elaine Mallon
HEALING AFTER THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER is a heartfelt and practical guidebook for those mourning the loss of their mother & for supporters hoping to help a loved one through grief. Like a compassionate friend, author Elaine Mallon captures the raw, unique pain of losing your mother with empathy, honesty, and eloquence.
She tenderly walks the reader through each step of the grieving process, offering straightforward answers to many common questions and addressing fears faced by those grieving, as well. This is an essential step-by-step guidebook for anyone uncertain about what to do or where to turn after their mother’s death.
For those hoping to support someone through grief, this book also offers insight on how to comfort them by explaining what a person in mourning is going through and how to be most helpful to them. If you’ve lost your mother, please know this: If you’re grieving, you’re healingand you are not alone.
This grief recovery manual provides helpful information on: What Can I Expect? The List How Do I Do This? The Process How Long Will This Pain Last? Getting A Support System Shifting Relationships Identity Crisis Grief Work vs. Allowing Coping Tools Grief vs.
9. Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age
Author: by Bruce Feiler
A New York Times bestseller! A pioneering and timely study of how to navigate life’s biggest transitions with meaning, purpose, and skillBruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Secrets of Happy Families and Council of Dads, has long explored the stories that give our lives meaning.
Galvanized by a personal crisis, he spent the last few years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories in all fifty states from Americans who’d been through major life changesfrom losing jobs to losing loved ones; from changing careers to changing relationships; from getting sober to getting healthy to simply looking for a fresh start.
He then spent a year coding these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change. What Feiler discovered was a world in which transitions are becoming more plentiful and mastering the skills to manage them is more urgent for all of us.
The idea that we’ll have one job, one relationship, one source of happiness is hopelessly outdated. We all feel unnerved by this upheaval. We’re concerned that our lives are not what we expected, that we’ve veered off course, living life out of order.
10. Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict into Cooperation
Author: by Becky A Bailey
William Morrow Paperbacks
Learn how to stop policing and pleading and become the parent you want to be. You love your children, but if you’re like most parents, you don’t always love their behavior. But how can you guide them without resorting to less-than-optimal behavior yourself?
Dr. Becky Bailey’s unusual and powerful approach to parenting has made thousands of families happier and healthier. Focusing on self-control and confidence-building for both parent and child, Dr. Bailey teaches a series of linked skills to help families move from turmoil to tranquility:7 Powers for Self-Control to help parents model the behavior they want their kids to follow.
These lead to:7 Basic Discipline Skills to help children manage sticky situations at home and a t school, which will help your children develop:7 Values for Living, such as integrity, respect, compassion, responsibility, and more. Dr. Bailey integrates these principles in a seven-week program that gets families off to a good start, offering plenty of real-life anecdotes that illustrate her methods at work.
11. Strength Training for Seniors: Increase your Balance, Stability, and Stamina to Rewind the Aging Process
Author: by Paige Waehner
Building and retaining physical strength is integral to living a fuller, longer life. Lifting weights can reduce the symptoms of everything from osteoarthritis and back pain to depression and diabetes. In Strength Training for Seniors, certified personal trainer Paige Waehner provides a detailed twelve-week strength program to help you safely and gradually build power, balance, and resistance with simple, easy-to-follow exercises.
Strength Training for Seniors outlines the physical and mental benefits that arise from instituting a strength training program, and includes instructions for numerous different exercises that will: Improve balance and decrease fear of fallingIncrease self-esteem and independenceRelieve pain throughout your bodyAnd so much more!
Not only will your body be stronger for the future after following the guidelines in Strength Training for Seniors, but you’ll also build your confidence to do more in life.
12. Chair Yoga for Seniors: Stretches and Poses that You Can Do Sitting Down at Home
Author: by Lynn Lehmkuhl
One of the biggest concerns among aging men and women is the fear of falling. Chair yoga, or yoga while seated, allows anyone to experience all of the benefits of an exercise program without being afraid. In Chair Yoga for Seniors, registered yoga practitioner and instructor Lynn Lehmkuhl offers readers easy-to-follow yoga positions and stretches that can be done at home, while sitting down.
Chair Yoga for Seniors outlines the physical and mental benefits that come with practicing yoga daily, and provides instructions for numerous different exercises, including: Full body warm upsJoint rollsBeginner routinesIntermediate routinesExpert routinesFull body cool downsThe routines found in Chair Yoga for Seniors can help readers make daily exercise a reality and provide invaluable benefits such as increased energy and a boost in confidence.
13. Finding the Light in Dementia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers
Author: by Dr. Jane M Mullins
It’s absolutely amazing, I think it should be compulsory reading for everybody at the start of dementia. I wish it had been around when my husband first started developing it Elizabeth Cox, Wife & CaregiverWant to reconnect with your loved one living with dementia?
Learn what to say & do from a Dementia Nurse Specialist & care with confidence.’Finding the Light in Dementia: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers’ is the essential self-help book that helps you know what to say and do when caring for your loved one/care partnerProviding chapters on: What to do following a diagnosis Positive ways of communicating together Using life stories & activities to stimulate memories & communication How to be content & safe at home Tips for sleeping, eating & drinking How to provide personal care without resistance How to respond to changes in moods & behaviour Learn how to avoid distress Caring for yourself as caregiverIt offers valuable approaches, tips & suggestions interspersed with caregiver stories that help the reader learn to care for & stay connected with their care partner.
14. Narcissistic Mothers: How to Handle a Narcissistic Parent and Recover from CPTSD (Adult Children of Narcissists Recovery Books)
Author: by Caroline Foster
Are you an adult child of a narcissistic mother? Do you suspect your mother has Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Caroline Foster, an experienced life coach, will lead you into a painful path of awareness, but she will also give you concrete advice on how to handle your toxic mother and change your life for the better.
If you read this book:You will discover all the reasons why your childhood was so traumatic. You will learn how to handle your narcissistic mother. You will discover all of the dysfunctional beliefs and habits that you developed during your childhood.
You will learn how to contrast Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. The issue of toxic mothers undeniably challenges the status quo in various ways, but most certainly needs to be addressed. Adult children of narcissistic parents are often plagued with such an abundance of guilt and a sense of deep obligation and shame that it causes them to feel duty-bound to keep whatever happened in the family secret, even when it is destroying their lives.
15. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Navigating Eldercare & Dementia: 101 Stories for Family Caregivers
Author: by Amy Newmark
Navigating eldercare can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with dementia. You’ll find what you need in these pages, with great advice from families who have been there, done that! These revealing stories from family caregiversspouses, grown children and grandchildrenshare the emotional support and practical tips that you need as you navigate the world of eldercare, especially when Alzheimer’s or other dementias are part of it.
You’ll feel less alone and more empowered in your new role as you help your loved ones. Find the help you need in these stories about: Joining your family member in his or her new reality Understanding and accepting Alzheimer’s and dementia Tough choicesmoving, driving, hiring help, finances Independent living, assisted living, memory care, or staying home Love, loss, romance and friendships Self-care and perspective for the caregiver Making your village and asking for help Learning how to be patient and compassionate Finding the humor and the blessings along the way Strategies and tips that work for family caregivers Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible.