Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

Recommended Reading for November 2020

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The Gifts of Care Giving by Connie Goldman Caregiving can be a gift in disguise, an experience that moves you toward a more meaningful connection with yourself and with others and a chance to nurture your spirit and perhaps even to transform your life.

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Recommended Reading for October 2020

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Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir  By: Roz Chast   In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as […]

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Recommended Reading for August 2020

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The Anxiety and Phobia WorkbookWritten by:  Edmund J. Bourne PhD   Ever since the World Health Organization officially cited Coronavirus as a pandemic, the panic level amongst the people has increased notches higher. As a preventive measure, WHO has advised everyone to avoid social gatherings and suggested adopting self-quarantine until things calm down.  However, this situation has made several […]

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Recommended Reading for July 2020

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Sundown Syndrome (Caring for Aging Parents Book 1)  By:  Edie Dykeman Sundown Syndrome is a symptom of dementia that often reveals itself in the late afternoon or evening. In this book, Edie shares from experience that to expect from Sundown Syndrome and how caregivers and family members can help their loved one while coping with […]

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Recommended Reading for June 2020

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When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers Dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care  By Angel Smits  Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand the view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most importantly, how […]

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Recommended Reading for March 2020

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I’m Too Young To Be Seventy: And Other Delusions By: Judith Viorst The beloved author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with wry good humor. Fans of Viorst’s funny, touching, and wise decades poems will love these verses filled with witty advice and reflections on marriage, […]

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Recommended Reading for February 2020

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Living With Dying: A Complete Guide for Caregivers By:  Jahnna Beecham  and Katie Ortlip, Authors When losing a loved one, we are at a loss: How do we talk about it? How do we make business and financial plans? How do we face the final hours? This book is the one book we need: respectful, experiential, […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2020

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Don’t Forget Your Sweater, Girl: Sister to Sister Secrets for Aging with Purpose and Humor By, Dr. Marilou Ryder and Jessica Thompson DON’T FORGET YOUR SWEATER, GIRL is a labor of love between two sisters who reached out to women ages 60 and over and asked them to share their hopes and dreams for the […]

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Recommended Reading for September 2019

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The Gifts of Caregiving By: Connie Goldman Caregiving can be a gift in disguise, an experience that moves you toward a more meaningful connection with yourself and with others and a chance to nurture your spirit and perhaps even to transform your life. Connie Goldman has delivered yet another gift both for caregivers and care […]

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Reading Recommendations for April 2019

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up By: Marie Kondo   The #1 New York Times bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? […]

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