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Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines (Suny Series in New Political Science)


For millions of Americans caregiving is the new normal. For Laura Katz Olson, a respected researcher of long-term care for the aging, “Elder Care Journey” chronicles the disruption of her world and how it is upended by the ever-increasing long-distance needs of her own mother. A healthy, Senior Olympics medal winner, Olson s mother is slowly and steadily incapacitated by Parkinson s disease and a gradual loss of vision. Thrust into a long-distance caregiving role, Olson finds […]

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How to Help Elderly People Adjust to Nursing Home Living


As people have reached a certain age, they tend to produce an impairment of their functions and capabilities. When they are unable to perform their regular duties, often assisted by another person is necessary. If it is necessary to require assistance of another individual, this can be difficult for the older people. It’s the same difficulty level with the person who provided care for an elderly patient. The best way to provide effective care and support for […]

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The Caregiving Season: Finding Grace to Honor Your Aging Parents


I should honor my father and mother until they get on my last nerve! Caring for elderly parents is challenging. It’s a season of life requiring strength that comes only from God. In The Caregiving Season, Jane Daly openly shares her stories from the front lines of battling guilt, negotiating new boundaries, and dealing with exhaustion. Her message of grace and hope will help you honor your aging parents well, and deepen your personal relationship with Christ […]

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Move With Balance: Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body


AWARDS    Move With Balance®: Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body has received the 2013 Living Now Book Award bronze medal in the Mature Living/Aging category.     Our book is a Finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Award in the Health category, an award honoring Independent Publishers. Awards given June 2014.   Move With Balance® is the winner of the 2012 MetLife MindAlert Award from the American Society on Aging in the category for programs designed to enhance mental […]

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When I Married My Mother: A Daughter’s Search for What Really Matters – and How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo


An irreverent New York City DJ braces for disaster when she moves to the Bible Belt to care for her estranged, doll-obsessed, hoarder mother. What unfolds in this best-selling memoir is a hilarious, heartbreaking love story that sees eldercare and making peace with the past in a most unexpected way. Bonus material includes an author Q&A, Mama Jo’s Favorite Cookie award-winning recipe, caregiving tips, discussion questions, and links to the trailer and short film “The Doll Dilemma” […]

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Elder Care – Planning Meals for the Elderly


Elder care includes the planning of meals for the elderly. This can be challenging as there are several factors that can cause a depression in the appetite of an elderly person. Seniors may also experience drastic changes in their digestive pattern that may make it difficult for them to consume certain things. It is important to consider these when planning meals. The eating habits and appetites of elderly people can be affected by a number of factors […]

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Eldercare For Dummies


Cope with legal, financial, and medical issues Minimize anxiety and stress and make the later years golden Need help caring for an elderly loved one? This sensitive, reassuring guide provides strategies for assessing older persons’ needs, arranging for care, ensuring their safety, and enhancing quality of life – all while respecting their dignity. You’ll see how to manage physical disabilities and chronic health problems, evaluate nursing homes, and help elders control their destinies. The Dummies Way * […]

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The Family Caregiver’s Manual: A Practical Planning Guide to Managing the Care of Your Loved One


Family caregiving expert David Levy sets forth how to evaluate priorities, understand options, and face bedrock issues (legal, financial, emotional, social), so caregivers can make wise and informed decisions for their loved ones, while gaining peace of mind from knowing they did the best they could under the circumstances. Drawing from over twenty-five years of experience, Levy provides caregivers with a model for effective planning and problem-solving, focusing on the nonclinical aspects of caregiving, which are often […]

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