AARP: 6 Helpful Books for Caregivers

Posted September 28, 2012
I've included links to Amazon along with their pricing, below each picture.  One book was written by the founder of one of my favorite sources here, New Old Age!  We'd love to hear your reviews on any of these books you've read.  Have a great weekend!   Suggested reading for anyone facing the challenges of caring for a loved one by: Julie Kimball | from: AARP Caring for a parent or spouse can be thankless, heartbreaking, uplifting, exhausting and fulfilling — often all at once. The following authors, caregivers themselves, share their experiences in books filled with courage, raw emotion and no-holds-barred honesty (including ...
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Caregivers' Concerns About Older Adults Driving and What to Do About It

Posted September 26, 2012
 More solid information from Caring.com:  Worried about an older adult's driving skills? You're not alone. Here's how to approach this sensitive issue. By Connie Matthiessen, Caring.com senior editor Caregivers say that talking to an older adult about giving up the car keys is one of the most difficult -- and important -- tasks they face, according to a recent survey by Caring.com in partnership with the National Safety Council.    To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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AARP: Health Care Reform: Myths vs. Facts

Posted September 21, 2012
Have you also been confused about Health Care Reform?  You are not alone.   Here, the AARP gives it to us straight: 11 Myths About Health Care Reform The hype about the law, including its impact on Medicare, is confusing — and scary.  Here’s the truth: by: Beth Howard | from: AARP The Magazine | September 2012 The looming presidential election is heating up the rhetoric on health care reform. But how much of it is true?   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Caring.com: Respite Care Explained

Posted September 19, 2012
 Caring.com has a great list of options for Caregivers needing some time to reboot.   How often to you feel burnout? 8 Ways to Arrange Breaks from Caregiving By Barbara Kate Repa, Caring.com Senior Editor Options for respite care range from informal agreements with friends and neighbors to formal contracts for services with an agency or onsite at a facility. Here are eight ways to do it: To continue reading the entire article click HERE  
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AARP: 9 Questions to Ask Before You Relocate

Posted September 12, 2012
Are you or your loved ones thinking about moving to retire?  The AAPR poses some questions to think about. 9 Questions to Ask Before You Relocate Are pensions taxed in your prospective new state? Are health care and climate good? by: Stacy Julien | August 29, 2012 You've made up your mind to move far away when you retire, to give yourself a fresh new start. You'll relocate to an affordable place of warm winters. There will be long leisurely readings of the newspaper over coffee, weekly tennis games and rounds of golf.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE ...
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