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Analysis & Exploration: Books

Caring for & Dealing with Elderly Parents: The Books

In a previous article I did a little research to find the 10 "best selling" books on the topic of Aging Parents (on Amazon). I have now waded through them all, and in this article I summarize my impressions of the different books, in the hope that you can leverage my work so you need only focus on the ones that seem most useful for you.



Best Books on Aging Parents

Over the last 18 months I have talked with literally hundreds of people who have realized they now have an extra "job" that they were not expecting: engaging one way or another in looking out for an aging parent. Many of them wanted a "guide" to Caring for Aging Parents, and asked for recommendations. Sure enough, there are a number of books on aging parents on Amazon. I decided I wanted to find the most popular, and then read them and see whether I could identify a handful of them to recommend next time someone asks for a Guide to Aging Parents. This article is the first installment in my journey and focuses on which are the top selling books in this category (presumably the ones others have found most relevant).



Designing for Older Adults: Interview with Dr Jeff Johnson

In this interview with Dr. Jeff Johnson — who with Dr. Kate Finn literally "wrote the book" on designing for older adults — Jeff discusses with Richard Caro a variety of topics relating to designing better products for older adults.



Explorer Discussions: Books

Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: Book Recommendation

Explorer Joe tells the Explorers about a book on retirement planning for singles which he thinks may be exceptionally helpful to others like him. .........Read more

The Silo Effect: Book Recommendation

SF Explorer Lynn tells the group about a book she has read that uses the metaphor of a silo to illustrate the way a person may tend to limit their ideas, life patterns and relationships to the 'usual and customary'.

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Book Report: Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese

Explorer Marilyn tells the group about a book she recently read which tends to view the experience of aging in a more positive light. The author, according to Marilyn, brings a message that evokes new appreciation in later life for experiences and relationships - which she believes can enrich... .........Read more

My Sleep Pattern Has Changed with Age

Explorer Karen reports to the group on an article based on a book by Roger Ekirch on 'segmented sleep' covered recently by the Huffington Post. .........Read more

Explorer reports back on iPhones for Seniors for Dummies

Explorer Lyle tells the group that he has an iPhone user guide called 'iPhone for Seniors for Dummies'. .........Read more


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Useful Products & Resources: Books (shared by our Explorers)

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers


This is a book about planning retirement for those aging alone (solo agers). One of our explorers brought it along to a meeting and recommends it.


The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning


The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning is a book intended to guide persons in later life in organizing and de-cluttering household goods and records to leave an orderly home for survivors.


Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents


Tips for Helping Aging Parents (without losing your mind) is a primer for adult children who are becoming immersed in caregiving and who need concise advice about how to manage the process.


The Senior Cohousing Handbook


Architect Charles Durrett focuses on the creation of intentional senior cohousing communities as the active adults' alternative to aging in an assisted living facility.


iPhone for Seniors for Dummies


In the tradition of the long line of 'Books for Dummies', here is the edition on using an iPhone - edited for use by older adults.


Oh My God! We're Parenting our Parents: Kindle Book


Book about taking care of aging parents. "This book transforms this remarkable challenge into a journey of love."


Improving Memory: Understanding Age-Related Memory Loss


Composed by the editors of Harvard Health Publications, Improving Memory: Understanding Age-Related Memory Loss advises readers on how to distinguish normal, age-related memory decline from that caused by dementia. The publication also offers tips on staying physically healthy and...


Keep Your Brain Alive


Inexpensive, low tech (it’s a book!) and recommended by WebMD, Keep Your Brain Alive will help you keep your mind and memory sharp.


Aging in the Right Place


Aging in the Right Place highlights the profound influence of where older people live and receive long-term care on their ability to age successfully. It explores the many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place (staying put) in their current homes to moving to housing and...



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