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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: Jeff Johnson Interview

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

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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A Dignified Life

 
 

A Dignified Life is a book intended to offer a successful approach to caring for persons with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

 

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.

 

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."

 

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...

 

The Senior Homeowner's Housing Dilemma: Stay or Move?

 
 

Author and Realtor Bruce M. Wrisley writes about the question homeowners and renters alike will face as they experience the changes taking place with aging. While the majority of us tend to put off making a decision, most agree that it is best to make the decision with all options open.

 

Elder Rage, or Take My Father... Please!

 
 

Elder Rage is the life experience of a daughter who left her career as a TV producer in Los Angeles to care for first one, then two aging parents with dementia. Her insights into the problems and approaches to care - and the cost, financially as well as healthwise to the caregiver - is...

 

 

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