Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Recommended Reading | October 2017

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Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide (AARP®) By:  by Hugh Delehanty  (Author), Elinor Ginzler (Author), Mary Pipher (Foreword)   Drawing on AARP’s deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP’s Caring for Your Parents offers both sensitive counsel and a practical road map through the complex emotional terrain many of us face as our parents’ age. This eye-opening book […]

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Recommended Reading for September 2017

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Recommended Reading Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence By: Gail Sheehy As a psychotherapist and a wife who spent most of her marriage caring for a husband with cancer and congestive heart failure, Denholm offers practical advice for dealing with the range of emotions that face spousal caregivers. Click here to purchase!

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study. The study bolsters legislation pending in Congress, which would have the Food and Drug Administration set regulations for […]

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How to Vacation with Your Parents

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How to Vacation with Your Parents   All parents have one thing in common: they’re getting older. So how do you spend time together and still enjoy it? The secret is you. How do I get the most out of a family vacation? I’ve given this a lot of thought and offer it now because […]

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Recommended Reading for July 2017

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Beyond the Grave: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (and Others) By Jeffery L. Condon This expert, one-of-a-kind handbook written by an estate attorney shows you how to handle your estate planning in a way that will ensure that your inheritance instructions will be carried out the way you […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2017

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Recommended Reading for January 2017 Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults By Missy Buchanan Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the […]

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Recommended Reading: December 2016

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Recommended Reading: December 2016 Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding By: Joan Lunden  Do you have a family member who requires constant care? You are not alone. This collection offers support and encouragement in its 101 stories for family caregivers of all ages, including the “sandwich” generation […]

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