Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

Recommended Reading for July 2018

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 Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease by Joanne Koenig Coste More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to […]


Recommended Reading for June 2018

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Before I Go  (Book and Workbook) By: Arie Korving Too often when someone becomes ill the family wonders about the lengths to which they will have to go during a final illness. After someone dies, those left behind wonder what to do about bills, income, insurance, and investments. “BEFORE I GO” is a comprehensive manual […]


Recommended Reading for May 2018

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A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents–and Ourselves by Jane Gross When Jane Gross found herself suddenly thrust into a caretaker role for her eighty-five-year-old mother, she was forced to face challenges that she had never imagined. As she and her younger brother struggled to move her mother into an assisted living facility, deal […]


Researchers Find That If You Think You’re Old, You’ll Age Faster

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Researchers Find That If You Think You’re Old, You’ll Age Faster Your attitude towards something can directly affect the outcome. This is known as the self-fulfilling prophecy, where you unknowingly cause an event or outcome to come true simply by expecting or believing that it will happen. If you think you are old, chances are you will […]


Recommended Reading for April 2018

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The Parent Care Solution: A legacy of love By:   Dan Taylor How do you care for aging parents without destroying the family emotionally or financially? Author Dan Taylor has answered that question in The Parent Care Solution. Dan helps you to initiate the Six Conversations you must have with your parents to plan for their […]


Recommended Reading for March 2018

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Cruising Through Caregiving:  Reducing the Stress of Caring For Your Loved One By: Jennifer L. FitzPatrick Caregiving is no vacation, but you can cruise more smoothly through it! If you’re facing the daunting reality that you’re about to become a caregiver—whether you planned for it or not—Cruising through Caregiving is the down-to-earth and authoritative answer you […]


Six Tax Tips for Your Tax Return Preparation

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Six Tax Tips for Your Tax Return Preparation Your New Year resolutions may have faded, but don’t forget about your financial well-being. Get organized and focused on your taxes for 2017 and plan for 2018 given the recent tax reform. Here are some tips to get ready to file, get the biggest refund you deserve, […]


Elderly Prescription Drug Abuse

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Elderly Prescription Drug Abuse When it comes to drug abuse, elderly adults are more prone to addiction than other age groups. Seniors use prescription drugs for all sorts of ailments, from chronic pain to insomnia. According to the NCADD, those 65 years of age and older consume nearly 40 percent of all medications prescribed in the country. […]


Recommended Reading for January 2018

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Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving Paperback by Amy Goyer A staggering 42 million Americans―one in four adults―face the challenges of caring for an adult friend or relative. Although caregiving can be a richly rewarding and joyful experience, the role comes with enormous responsibilities―and pressures. AARP’s gentle guide provides practical resources and tips that are easy to find […]


Proven Best Ways to Decrease Your Risk for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Strong evidence that anything prevents Alzheimer’s disease is lacking, but a few changes can likely delay memory loss, according to a 2017 review by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Specific memory training, consistent exercise and controlling high blood pressure offer the best hope, the committee concluded. Members examined the best research on ways to […]