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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Sage Tree Publishing (January 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987813609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987813602
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,146,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rachel Adelson, M.A., is an award-winning science writer specializing in health and aging. Known for her clear, conversational writing style, she has covered brain health and cognitive aging, neurological disorders, home-health programs, medication and pain management, universal design, and more for top scientific, health care and senior-services organizations including the American Psychological Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. A former communications program manager for IBM, she has degrees in psychology and journalism, and graduate certificates in aging and public health. A Baby Boomer herself, she is also certified to teach fitness to older adults.

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An excellent resource list, for Canada and the US, gives us more detailed information.
JenniferMP
Or you can dip into it as needed for advice from Adelson, a journalist with graduate certificates in aging and public health, who offers personal anecdotes, as well.
Lauren John
This is a great book for anyone who is aging, has a loved one who is aging, or expects some day to be aging him/herself!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Meyers on February 17, 2013
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This is a very valuable book for people like me, in my 70's and planning to continue to live at home. It's also valuable for the grown children of older people. It alerts them to signs that parents need help and tactfully suggests how to do some needed interventions. I like that each chapter discusses the impairments people may become subject to and then goes on to recommend ways to avoid or ameliorate problems. Since there are so many ideas (22 pages on falls alone) I appreciated that at the end of each chapter there are lists of things to do and resources, so one does not have to go back and skim through the chapter to get the desired information. In addition, there's a very fine list of resources such as government agencies, specialized books, and places to buy equipment at the end of the book The book has some of the information we've read about, but much much more. Who knew that fires are the second leading cause of injuries to older people? I've started to implement some of the suggestions for keeping to my medicine schedule, and will certainly implement other things as I go along. Definitely a book to buy and keep handy!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lauren John on March 17, 2013
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This book was in my handbag on a cross country flight from San Francisco to New York--where I headed to visit my Dad, being treated for cancer and my Mom, who is caring for him.
Both of my parents are in their eighties and live independently in a two story colonial home--I am 55.
This book is written in a friendly, common sense tone. I knew that I had come to the right place when I read in the introduction that the book would focus on "things you can do relatively quickly without superior strength or elaborate tools."
And so it does. Upon arrival at my parent's home, I immediately took stock of Rachel's Top Tips for A Stable Home (page 65), investigating tripping hazards, talking to my folks about safer footwear, (I ordered socks with traction features on the bottom, a.k.a. hospital socks) and making sure that furniture that my Dad might hold on to for support on his way to the bathroom in the middle of the night was "strong and stable."
Mind you, not every suggestion that I made was met with delight, but author Adelson offers a list of books that can help adult kids communicate with their older parents who may be resistant to change.
The list of resources and recommended reading at the back of the book also helped to get me in touch with the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers--private health and human service specialists who help families care for older relatives.
The section, Bits and Pieces--Working Out Wherever--offered helpful exercise tips for the entire family.
I especially liked the encouraging tip, "if it is not possible to do what was done before, celebrate and develop what can be done now." That is a lesson for all of us over fifty!
You can read this book all at one time, as I did on my five hour flight.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Janet Hulstrand on March 19, 2014
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Aging at home is increasingly seen as a viable option for seniors, but doing so requires thinking ahead, and often making necessary adjustments. Adelson's stated goal is to help readers see aging at home as “a creative challenge, a chance to be caring and inventive, and above all a way to make your home, or any home, a continued source of independence, vitality and joy,” and she brings her expertise as a science and health writer to this subject in this concise, upbeat, and very helpful book. Step by step she shows you how to go about making your home safe and functional, taking into consideration the various health issues that can create challenges, and offering very specific guidance in how to minimize risk and maximize comfort. Includes helpful checklists and illustrations. I wish I had had this book when my Dad needed it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BH on June 14, 2013
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As a home designer specializing in Aging In Place, I have seen first-hand the incredible impact that home modifications can have on a person's ability to live safely and independently at home for as long as possible. This new book addresses the issue of Aging In Place with insight, compassion and humour. It outlines a wealth of creative and helpful strategies that people can easily and affordably implement to update their homes to fit their changing needs. An enjoyable and empowering read.

Beth Hirshfeld, President, THRIVE By Design
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More About the Author

Rachel Adelson, M.A., is an award-winning science writer specializing in health and aging who turned a precocious interest in grab bars and friction tape into her first book.

She has covered everything from brain health and neurological disorders to behavioral economics and human-computer interaction. Her curiosity has led her to projects as diverse as writing a column on computer confidence, researching how people communicate about Alzheimer's disease, and certifying to teach fitness to older adults--a task that put both her knees and her knowledge to the test.

After a successful career as an editor and speechwriter with IBM, Rachel founded Live Wire Communications to help clients in the health, science and technology sectors. Notable clients have included IBM, AT&T, the American Psychological Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Discovery Communications, and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, as well as elder-care programs in Ontario. Her writing earned two National Health Information Awards and a Clarion Award from Women in Communications.

Rachel has a master's degree in journalism, a bachelor's degree in psychology and graduate certificates in aging and public health. At 53, she got tired of sitting around and got certified to teach fitness to older adults (which is why that anti-aging wonder drug plays a key role in her book). A native of New York City, Rachel has also called Maryland and North Carolina home. She lives with her family outside Toronto, keeps hand weights in the living room and puts friction tape on the stairs.

Learn more about Rachel Adelson at www.racheladelson.com.

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