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Other Recommended Reading
Berman, Phillip & C. Goldman, The Ageless Spirit: reflections on living life to the fullest in our later years,   Vignettes about aging written by celebrities. 

Lebow, G, Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent, G. Lebow, & B. Kane

ElderCare for Dummies, by Rachelle Zuckerman, Ph.D, review by Care Manager Dan Smerken 
   This handy book is an introduction to practical geriatrics; the standard ‘dummy’ format allows the reader to jump to the topic of concern without reading the book in order as written.  Topics include “How to Care for a Never Thirsty Elder” and “10 Tests to Help you Assess a Nursing Home” and “10 Ways that Elders Hide their Feelings”. The functional assessment section guides lay readers in the basics of functional assessment and makes practical suggestions on how to address these deficits. There is also a section on tips for communicating with care receivers. The section on ‘Everyday Challenges’ includes tips on ‘How to spoon feed with dignity’. 

The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One and Still Have a Life of Your Own, Gary Barg, ed.
   In this practical guide, the experts at Today's Caregiver Magazine tell you how to be an effective, fearless and informed caregiver for your loved one-and still have time for yourself. Gary Barg is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Today's Caregiver Magazine

Living Longer for Dummies, Bortz, Walter. Bortz is a past president of the American Society on Aging and co-chair of the American Medical Assn. Task Force on Aging.

The Virtues of Aging, Carter, Jimmy

Ilardo, J. & Rothman, Are Your Parents Driving you Crazy? 
   A frank discussion of some of the issues adult children struggle with as their  parents age.

Kushner, H., Living a Life that Matters: Resolving the conflict between conscience and success 

Kondracke, M., Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Parkinson's Disease, with a forward  by Michael J. Fox 

Kushman, H., When Bad Things Happen to Good People 

Lerner, H., The Dance of Connection: How to talk to Someone when you're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate 

Lerner, H., Dance of Intimacy how-to change a relationship and make it more comfortable 

Lustbader, W. & N. Callendar, Taking Care of Aging Family Members: A practical guide 

Maclay, Elise, Green Winter: celebrations of later life
    A book of poetry on such topics as finding one's glasses, recovering from the flu,  memories, and more. 

Manning, D., When Love Gets Tough: making THE decision: nursing home placement 

Meyer, C., A Good Death: Challenges, Choices and Care Options   required reading if you have a living relative. 

Meyer, C., Surviving Death, how to go on living after the death of someone you love 

Mitchner, James, Recessional. His final novel, set in a multi-level retirement facility 

Peck, Scott, A Bed by the Window.  A murder mystery set in a nursing home, written by a well known pyschiatrist. 

Pipher, M., Another Country.  Marvelous description of how our parents were socialized differently than we have been 

Roszak, T., Longevity Revolution 
    A discussion on the effects of having the majority of our population older, rather  than younger.  Covered topics include Roles for older adults, How to get older  workers to retire, Aging and the media, and Lots More!  One of my favorite reads. 

Rowe, John & R. Kahn, Successful Aging,  The results from a long term study of how people age. 

Silin, P., Nursing Homes: A family's journey 
   Read about finding a nursing home, making the decision, and getting along with life in a facility at www.thenursinghomebook.com 

Silverstone & Hyman, You and Your Aging Parents: now in 3rd edition 

Suess, You're Only Old Once 

Viorst, J., Necessary Losses, loss is necessary for growth 

Warshofsky, F, Stealing Time: the new science of aging.     Also available in video 

Dychtwald, Ken, Age Wave 
    How the increasing numbers of people over 50 will affect our economy, lifestyles,  businesses, and more 

Dychtwald, K., et al, Age Wave: How the most important trend of our time will change  our future 
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