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Having a loved one that needs our help and guidance in their senior years is one of the most daunting tasks that we can encounter. Listed below are resources that can help you travel through this journey. The books and articles cover a range of topics from suggestions on living longer, planning financially for assisted and skilled nursing care to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Hopefully you will find these resources as beneficial as we have.

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Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First
Kitwood, T. (1997)
Buckingham England: Open University Press

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Gawande, A. (2014)
New York: Henry Holt & Company

Living to 100: Lessons in Living to Your Maximum Potential at any Age
Perls, T; Silver, M.H. (2014)
Lexington, KY: Perseus Books Group

Boost Your Brain: The New Art +Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance
Fotuhi,M. (2013)
Harper Collins

Long-Term Care: Your Financial Planning Guide
Shelton, P. (2001)
New York: Kensington Publishing Corporation

Long-Term Care Insurance Made Simple
Abromovitz, L. (1999)
Los Angelos: Health Information Press

Prescription for Life: Three Simple Strategies to Live Younger Longer
Furman, R. (2014)
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Publishing Group

The 100 Year Lifestyle
Plasker, E. (2007)
Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
Buettner, D. (2008).
Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.

The Alzheimer’s Action Plan
Doraiswamy, P. M. & Gwyther, L. P. (2008)
New York: St. Martin’s Press

Person-Centered Care in Practice: Tools for Transformation
Geboy, L. & Meyer-Arnold, B.
Verona, Wisconsin: The Attainment Company

Alzheimer’s Association Report
2015 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia 11 (2015) 332-384.

Heterogeneity in Healthy Aging
Lowsky, D.J., Olshansky, S.J., Bhattacharya, J. & Goldman, D.P.
J. Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 June;69(6):640-649.

Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity, Hippocampal Volume, and Memory in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Makizako,H., Liu-Ambrose,T., Shimada,H., Doi, T., Park, H., Tsutsumimoto, K., Uemura,K., & Suzuki,T.  J. Gerontol
A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 April:70(4):480-