Do you have a parent who enjoys reading? Are you looking to buy a gift for them? Read on for some suggestions on excellent books for aging parents.
I Remember That!
Are you looking for an opportunity for your parent to climb out of bed, stretch their mind, and have some fun? If yes, then crack out this book and start on an enormous trivia challenge developed just for your parent’s generation. The book gives a chapter on each of the four decades described, covering history, pop culture, and science. There are several nuggets of knowledge that not only wink at memories but also hit our intelligence, resulting in a tough yet enjoyable process.
Get It Together
Get It Together is a gentle approach to end-of-life planning. The book’s major focus is on arranging the facts and paperwork that a loved one would need to respect a deceased person’s desires and commitments. Healthcare, money, dependent care, and funeral preparation are among the themes covered. It’s easy to see why this would be considered as a reliable guidance, from practical issues like organizing care for children, dogs, and other dependents to nostalgic ones like composing a farewell letter to loved ones.
Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey
Jolene Brackey’s vision is that we will soon be able to see beyond the obstacles of Alzheimer’s disease and spend more of our efforts on creating moments of joy. People with short-term memory loss live their lives in moments. We can’t make perfect days for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s, but we can make ideal moments, moments that put a smile on their cheeks and a sparkle in their eyes. They will not recall what we did or said five minutes later, but the emotion we left them with will endure. The second edition of Creating Moments of Joy contains more practical advice sprinkled with generous helpings of humor, new stories, encouragement, and hope.
Life Is in the Transitions
Life Is in the Transitions presents a new, fascinating view of nonlinear life, in which every one of us is confronted with hundreds of disruptors. One in every ten of those experiences what Feiler refers to as a lifequake, a huge change that results in a life transformation. These shifts last an average of five years. As a result, we all spend half of our lives feeling uncomfortable. You or someone you know is now going through one. The most exciting development recognized by Feiler is a potent new tool set for navigating these critical moments. Drawing on his enormous wealth of knowledge, he outlines concrete tactics that any of us may use to reinvent and rebuild our lives, often stronger than before.
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