Aging

Like a fine wine, you're just getting better with time, right? Whatever your vintage, find tips for staying healthy and sharp in body and mind.

Aging Books

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Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies

Published 09-05-2018

<p><b>Long-Term Care: Planning for Finance, Medical, and Living Expenses </b></p> <p>We&rsquo;re living exciting bonus years&mdash;decades that our parents and grandparents didn&rsquo;t have. But how to navigate this complex terrain? Questions abound around long-term care planning: Where to live? How to get the best medical care? What to do about advance directives, wills and trusts, and estate planning? And how to pay for it all after you retire? Getting accurate information and answers wasn&rsquo;t easy. Until now.</p> <p>AARP's <i>Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies</i> helps you and your family understand the growing range of opportunities. Even more importantly, it helps you chart the next steps to live the life <i>you</i> choose, as independently as you choose, no matter your specific circumstances and needs. This book:</p> <ul> <li>Covers home modifications so that you can stay at home safely for as long as you like</li> <li>Lays out the opportunities and costs associated with independent living, assisted living and other options</li> <li>Gives you a range of driving and transportation alternatives</li> <li>Helps you navigate the healthcare system, Medicare, and Medicaid</li> <li>Sorts out the various sources of care at home</li> <li>Reviews the legal documents you should prepare and update</li> <li>Helps you determine whether you need long-term care insurance</li> <li>Gives you guidance on talking with your family about sensitive issues, including your wishes as you age</li> </ul> <p>With this new comprehensive book, you&rsquo;ll get the credible information and resources you need to face the challenges facing us as we live the life we choose. Here, finally, is a roadmap for you and your family to best understand, and plan ahead.</p>

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Staying Sharp For Dummies

Published 04-18-2016

<b>Insight and actionable information on keeping your brain sharp as you age</b> <p>Your brain controls who you are&mdash;how you think, feel, and act. As you age, it's not uncommon to want to remain as sharp and "with it" as you were in your younger years. Whether you want to hone your memory, manage stress and anxiety, or simply eat brain-healthy food, <i>Staying Sharp For Dummies</i> shows you how to keep your mind sharp, agile, and creative well into your golden years.</p> <p>Research shows anyone can improve brain performance&mdash;and it's never too late to make changes to achieve your optimal brain health. While brain exercises certainly help, it's also vital to promote healthier living as a holistic way to support brain health. <i>Staying Sharp For Dummies</i> explains how keeping physically fit, eating right, managing stress, and even connecting with others helps give your brain the boost it needs to stay sharp&mdash;well into your golden years.</p> <ul> <li>Build a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workouts</li> <li>Cope with a specific brain disorder, such as stroke, Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's</li> <li>Stay sharp and improve memory and concentration</li> <li>Access an online bonus chapter from <i>Alzheimer's For Dummies</i> and <i>Dementia For Dummies</i></li> </ul> <p>If you or a loved one are looking for authoritative, accessible guidance on staying sharp, this essential guide endorsed by the American Geriatric Society and the American Geriatric Society Health in Aging Foundation covers the gamut of lifestyle and activity changes that can maximize brain function and health.</p>

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Healthy Aging For Dummies

Published 01-10-2008

Look to this book for advice, techniques, and strategies to help people stay vigorous and healthy as they grow older. <p>People are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about managing their health as they age. <i>Healthy Aging For Dummies</i> explains how people can embark on a healthy lifestyle that will enable them to feel young, both mentally and physically, even as they&#8217;re getting older. It covers tips and advice on choosing the ideal physician; starting an exercise program; learning to meditate; taking the right vitamins and herbs; dealing with or preventing heart disease, cancer, and dementia; replacing negative thinking with positive thinking; and building memory and learning skills.</p>

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