Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

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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Recommended Reading | October 2016

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The Art of Retiring Whole: A Non-Financial Guide to Retiring with Purpose, Productivity and Endless Possiblilites Paperback – July 27, 2016 by Ryan S. Kidd (Author)  For many people, retirement represents crossing the finish line, the culmination of a long career. Yet in reality, retirement is not so much an ending as it is a beginning—the beginning of a […]

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Recommended Reading: September 2016

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Recommended Reading: September 2016  Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors By Robert A. Levine, M.D. This book focuses on aging as more of a philosophy and attitude. Written by a neurologist, Dr. Levine provides examples of how people he has worked with deal with aging and in so doing gives insight to what […]

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The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide

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The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide Millions of aging adults continue to drive in order to keep their independence. This can be a concern for well-meaning family, friends, and caregivers; worried about the safety of their loved ones, other drivers, and pedestrians. With age, hearing and vision worsens in adults. Changes in the brain can make […]

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5 Habits That Will Help Seniors Get A Better Night’s Sleep

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5 Habits That Will Help Seniors Get A Better Night’s Sleep Getting enough sleep can benefit your life in many ways, not least of which is simply feeling good from day to day. Many seniors often have trouble sleeping, but incorporating some relatively simple habits into your day can make a big difference when it’s […]

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Recommend Reading for August 2016

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Recommend Reading for August 2016 How To Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders By: David Solie This book explores the reasons that communicating with the older adults is sometimes so frustrating and offers strategies and skills for overcoming these difficulties. In the book I show that by understanding our older […]

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Osteoporosis – What You Need To Know

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Osteoporosis – What You Need To Know National Care Planning Council:  June 29, 2016 | by Valerie Michel Buck “Strong bones, strong body.” -Unknown. This is a quote I’ve heard hundreds of times and didn’t know how meaningful it is till I started researching Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is often […]

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How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues

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How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues Adult children and their parents often have trouble talking effectively. Small disagreements can be irksome and frustrating; if they simmer and grow, they can poison your last precious months and years together. What causes these misunderstandings? According to David Solie, author of How to Say […]

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