Having a loved one that needs our help and guidance in their senior years is one of the most daunting tasks that we can encounter. Listed below are resources that can help you travel through this journey. The books and articles cover a range of topics from suggestions on living longer, planning financially for assisted and skilled nursing care to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Hopefully you will find these resources as beneficial as I have.
– Loretta Baxter, Administrator
Helpful Online Resources:
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Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults
Fall Prevention & Mobility: Practical Safety and Organization Strategies for Seniors
How to Talk about End of Life Planning with Your Family
Helping a Senior Regain Confidence After a Fall
Senior Fall Prevention: A Roadmap for Navigating Resources and Benefits
A Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating
The Checklist for Aging in Place
Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know
Emergency Preparedness Guide for the Elderly and Disabled
Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety
Assistive Technology Buying Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers
Peaceful Passing: How to Make a Loved One’s Final Days at Home Comfortable
Substance Abuse and Caregiving: When to Ask for Help for Your Own Health and Well-Being
Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors
Guide to Taking Legal Action for Elder Abuse
An organization dedicated to providing senior living assistance to the elderly.
For Facts and Figures related to Alzheimer’s:
Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First
Kitwood, T. (1997)
Buckingham England: Open University Press
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Gawande, A. (2014)
New York: Henry Holt & Company
Living to 100: Lessons in Living to Your Maximum Potential at any Age
Perls, T; Silver, M.H. (2014)
Lexington, KY: Perseus Books Group
Boost Your Brain: The New Art +Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance
Long-Term Care: Your Financial Planning Guide
Shelton, P. (2001)
New York: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Long-Term Care Insurance Made Simple
Abromovitz, L. (1999)
Los Angelos: Health Information Press
Prescription for Life: Three Simple Strategies to Live Younger Longer
Furman, R. (2014)
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Publishing Group
The 100 Year Lifestyle
Plasker, E. (2007)
Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media
The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
Buettner, D. (2008).
Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.
The Alzheimer’s Action Plan
Doraiswamy, P. M. & Gwyther, L. P. (2008)
New York: St. Martin’s Press
Person-Centered Care in Practice: Tools for Transformation
Geboy, L. & Meyer-Arnold, B.
Verona, Wisconsin: The Attainment Company
Alzheimer’s Association Report
2015 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia 11 (2015) 332-384.
Heterogeneity in Healthy Aging
Lowsky, D.J., Olshansky, S.J., Bhattacharya, J. & Goldman, D.P.
J. Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 June;69(6):640-649.
Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity, Hippocampal Volume, and Memory in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Makizako,H., Liu-Ambrose,T., Shimada,H., Doi, T., Park, H., Tsutsumimoto, K., Uemura,K., & Suzuki,T. J. Gerontol
A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 April:70(4):480-