Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

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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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love To make your shopping a little easier this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of fun and practical items for older adults. Grandparent Talk uses a deck of question cards to stimulate social interaction and spontaneous discussion between grandparents and the youngsters who don’t necessarily recognize […]

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Recommended Reading for November 2016

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Recommended Reading  Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age By: Jo Ann Jenkins  “Jo Ann Jenkins’s Disrupt Aging is spot-on: every single year is a gift. By confronting the most common stereotypes about aging, this book will help us all live each year to the fullest.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of […]

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