Informal senior caregivers come in all shapes and sizes, metaphorically speaking. It could be the neighbor caring for her aging best friend next door, adult children managing care of an older parent from a distance, or a spouse caring for their elderly husband or wife. Not surprisingly, a great book can be an immense source of stress relief for caregivers.
Kerry Peck, Managing Partner at Peck Richey, LLC has written a book discussing why it's important, legally, to get your estate set up to protect you and your assets as you age. This book discusses the fact that getting older is not a bad thing. The golden years can be the best of your life!
Relaxing with a good book is beneficial for people of all ages, but especially seniors, as it can reduce stress, provide mental simulationand even improve memory. Listening to a book is more convenient and enjoyable for some, and eBooks allow you to enlarge the text, a perfect option for seniors who may have a hard time reading small print. Isolation, boredom and loneliness are an all too common reality for many older adults. If you notice signs of loneliness and boredom, take action.
This book provides a comprehensive and systematic state-of-the science review of major primary care delivery models, how they address specific needs of older adults, and available evidence for their efficacy. It describes and analyzes primary care specifically directed toward special, complex populations, such as the Health Home for safety net patients with mental health needs, and intensive primary care for older adults. Finally, it illuminates rarely discussed primary care that occurs within the home and within long-term care.
NCBI Bookshelf. Families Caring for an Aging America. This chapter reviews what is known about the effectiveness of interventions designed to support family caregivers of older adults, including education and skills training, environmental modifications, care management, counseling, and multicomponent models.
But 80 percent of people with dementia can effectively communicate, and approximately one-third of them can make important decisions, one study found. The best books on dementia break down barriers and provide helpful strategies to make those types of meaningful engagements possible. From starting difficult conversations with parents to helping them settle into senior living to making difficult decisions about end-of-life care, Chast captures the challenges and triumphs of caring for elderly parents.
Family caregivers selflessly care for their vulnerable loved ones, often without accolades or even thanks. Linda Abbit, expert caregiver and founder of Tender Loving Eldercare, shares invaluable advice for gracefully handling the demanding role of caregiver. She discusses the hard work, patience and emotional stress caring for another person can cause.
Books, music, and software for senior adults interested in aging well. Visit the ELDERLUXE bookstore for smart and entertaining books including books on tape and DVD as well as movies and software all suited for aging older adults, elderly consumers and all active aging adults and senior citizens. Our philosophy is centered around maintaining an active and vibrant lifestyle while aging as adults.