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Honoring the Elderly: A Christian’s Duty to Aging Parents

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In Honoring the Elderly, author and Presbyterian minister Brian L. De Jong combines biblical insights with practical advice for eldercare. His work shows you both the importance and the realities of caring for your aging parents or other loved ones. De Jong recognized the need for Honoring the Elderly after speaking with the adult Sunday school class at his church. Many families had elderly parents who needed help but didn’t know how to begin such an enormous […]

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Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies

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Expert advice on planning for your own or a relative’s future care needs As we live longer and healthier lives, planning for the long term has never been more important. Planning gives you more control, but it’s not easy to find accurate information and answers to your questions. That’s where AARP’s Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies comes in. This comprehensive guide gives you questions to ask yourself and others about how best to achieve your goals, […]

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Elderly Dementia Can Devastate Caregivers

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My friend called me today in tears. Her mother, who has dementia and paranoia, snapped; really, “snapped” is such a useless word to describe what happens when caring for an elderly parent with dementia. It does not begin to describe the devastation it causes the caregiver. One of the least talked about anomalies of elder caregiving is the rage and anger that can suddenly flare up. This anger is totally directed at the home caregiver who has […]

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Brain Flexers: Games and Activities to Strengthen Memory

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This book is a collection of 86 one-page activities designed especially for individuals with early memory loss to help strengthen brain functioning, promote social interaction, and provide hours of meaningful entertainment. Using trivia, reminiscence, and word association, individuals can test their memory and gain new knowledge on a wide variety of topics related to people, places, and things. Activities use an assortment of matching, fill-in-the-blank, and brainstorming skills and can be enjoyed either by individuals or with […]

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A Guide to Elder Planning: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Loved Ones and Yourself (2nd Edition)

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For millions of families, elder planning has become life’s most important financial challenge. To plan successfully for aging, coordinated and knowledgeable action is indispensable. Whether you’re concerned about your own future, your loved ones, or both, Steve Weisman’s A Guide to Elder Planning, Second Edition brings together all the up-to-date knowledge and practical insights you’ll need. Thorough, realistic, friendly, and easy to read, it covers all the financial, legal, and personal issues faced by seniors and their […]

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3 Nursing Home Activities to Boost Health and Happiness

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When selecting a nursing home or assisted living housing for a loved one, it’s important to consider every aspect of what the facility has to offer. Obviously, it’s important that the home is clean and comfortable, with a fully-qualified staff available around the clock to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your relative. However, many families fail to consider what kinds of additional services the aged care home might provide, particularly with regard to leisure activities. Your […]

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Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories And Tips For Caregiving Your Elderly Parents

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For more than 75 million people in the United States providing care for an aging parent, Barbara McVicker has released Stuck in the Middle. In her book, McVicker provides real-life short stories by caregivers and a practical guide with tip lists.Like many adult children, McVicker felt “stuck in the middle” of the needs of her children, her aging parents, and her career. As the responsibilities became too overwhelming, she quit her job as a development director for […]

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How to Say It® to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders

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A practical guide to bridging the generation gap.  In How to Say It to Seniors, geriatric psychology expert David Solie offers help in removing the typical communication blocks many experience with the elderly. By sharing his insights into the later stages of life, Solie helps in understanding the unique perspective of seniors, and provides the tools to relate to them.   Customer Feedback

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