Amazon has a list of it’s own top 10 books for aging adults. These books cover a wide array of topics, so I will give the Amazon book description for each one. Enjoy!
10. Social Security: The Inside Story, 2011 Edition
Social Security: The Inside Story is detailed. Comprehensive. But user-friendly. Previous editions were hailed as the best resource on Social Security and Medicare. This new 2011 edition is completely updated and expanded with web links, Reform Notes, and Tips For Success, plus a new chapter on maximizing your benefits. Learn from dozens of examples how Social Security works for you and your family. Gain insight from charts, figures, and tables that clarify key provisions. Discover the hidden “Inside Story” of the program. Get the facts about Social Security’s future sustainability. This is the proven resource for taxpayers, retirees, financial advisers and HR professionals-the essential guide for everyone with a stake in Social Security. “Landis does for Social Security what J.K. Lasser and others have done for taxes–provide reliable, understandable, and comprehensive guidance.”
9. Leisureville: Adventures in America’s Retirement Utopias
When his next-door neighbors in a quaint New England town suddenly pick up and move to a gated retirement community in Florida, Andrew D. Blechman is astonished by their stories. Larger than Manhattan, with a golf course for every day of the month, two down-towns, its own newspaper, radio, and TV stations, The Villages is a city of nearly one hundred thousand (and growing), missing only one thing: children. More than twelve million people will soon live in these communities, and to get to the bottom of the trend, Blechman delves into life in the senior utopia. He offers a hilarious first-hand report on all its peculiarities, from ersatz nostalgia and golf-cart mania to manufactured history and the residents’ surprisingly active sex life, and introduces us to dozens of outrageous characters. Leisureville is also a serious look at a major and under-reported trend, only to get bigger as the baby boomers retire. Blechman travels to Arizona to show what has happened after decades of segregation. He investigates the government of these “instant” cities, attends a builder’s conference, speaks with housing experts, and examines the implications of millions of Americans dropping out of society and closing the gates on kids.
8. The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
Not only accepting but also celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises. Central throughout is a call to cherish the blessing of aging as a natural part of life that is active, productive, and deeply rewarding. Perhaps the most important dimension revealed lies in the awareness that there is a purpose to aging and intention built into every stage of life. Chittister reflects on many key issues, including the temptation towards isolation, the need to stay involved, the importance of health and well-being, what happens when old relationships end or shift, the fear of tomorrow, and the mystery of forever. Readers are encouraged to surmount their fears of getting older and find beauty in aging well.
7. Shaken, Not Stirred
Tim Gunn – celebrity mentor to contestants on Project Runway, and author of A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style and New York Times Bestseller Gunn’s Golden Rules - recounts his tumultuous relationship with his father in this personal essay. Gunn’s father, Bill, was a special agent who served as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s ghostwriter and lived his life according to a set of unbending routines. When Bill Gunn was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, his rigid habits seemingly preserved his sanity while alienating Tim and the rest of his family. Shaken, Not Stirred offers an intimate and heartfelt look into the life of one of fashion’s most beloved icons.
6. Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age
It’s one of the undeniable facts of life. After we reach a certain age, our bodies change. No matter how fit we may have been at 20, we’re very different people after 40. But growing older doesn’t have to diminish our fitness level. The good news is that not only can we retain the vigor of our youth, we can actually perform as well, if not better, than ever. Dr. Vonda Wright is the creator of a unique medical program specifically designed to target the fitness and performance needs of mature athletes. In Fitness After 40, she shows readers how to use flexibility, aerobic exercise, and strength training to maximize the benefits of their fitness regime. By following her proven program, anyone can learn to: understand their bodies and approach exercise and injury in a new way • make the most of their exercise routine during a busy week • hydrate and understand how to eat right • avoid injury to rotators cuffs, lower back, knees, and legs • maximize stretching, running, and weight training
Complete with a nutrition plan and an exercise program for older athletes, Fitness After 40 will help everyone regain the energy of their youth and look and feel better than ever.
5. Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being
In each of his widely acclaimed, best-selling books, Dr. Andrew Weil has been an authoritative and companionable guide through a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to health and healthy living. Now he gives us a book about aging that is unlike any other. Drawing on the new science of bio-gerontology (the biology of aging) as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity — diet, activity and attitude — Dr. Weil explains that there are a myriad of things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all phases of life. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, Healthy Aging is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Weil our most trusted source on healthy living.
4. The 36-Hour Day: Fourth Edition
Revised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the “bible” for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care.
3. Guide to Dealing and Caring For the Elderly: Take Care of Those Who Take Care of You
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2. The Complete Elder Care Planner, Revised and Updated Edition: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help
As our population shifts and ages, the care needs for our elders continue to change and evolve. Today’s generation of family and professional caregivers faces new decisions and challenges, as well as previously unavailable options. This thoroughly revised and updated 2009 edition of The Complete Eldercare Planner equips you with reliable, up-to-the-minute information to help you plan and manage caring for your loved ones.
Comprehensive and detailed, sensitive and realistic, practical and accessible, the 2009 edition provides even more tips on prioritizing and organizing care-giving tasks, balancing work and family responsibilities, and navigating the complex maze of elder care services. In addition to an expanded index of Internet resources and access to download-able forms of key documents, you’ll find indispensable checklists, worksheets, step-by-step action plans, lists of questions to ask, low-cost and free alternative resources, and The Document Locator™.
1. 15 Tootache Solutions
15 Toothache Solutions is full of practical information on so many aspects of tooth care. In simple language it explains as what causes most of dental problems, how to avoid them, or at least halt their further damage.
This book gives tools and ammunition so that no one has to suffer with tooth pain related with cavities, gum infection and teeth sensitivity to hot and cold foods.
It also helps to recognize and deal with symptoms of periodontal disease, gum recession, painful wisdom teeth, bad breath, oral cancer and smoking habits. It explains the connection of periodontal disease with heart disease, diabetes and other medical problems. Without doubt, it helps to save tons of money spent on costly dental treatments.
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