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Your Room at the End Paperback – July 8, 2011
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Far too many find themselves aging slowly with loss of physical and mental processes unnoticeable until it interferes with normal functioning. Most responses to getting your affairs in order are, “Let’s not talk about this now, you’re in perfect health; I don’t want to talk about this right now, I’m doing fine; I’m going to die in my sleep,” or variations of these sentiments.
Hudson’s experience with the slow decline and eventual death of her maternal and paternal grandmother’s and her first husband’s mother, provides insights for readers to prepare for their own and others “winter stage” of their lives. Thoughts, observations noted in her journal, and recommendations from professionals tending the elderly provide a well rounded planning aid and resource that allows for individual decisions based on adaptations to particular changes in the aging process.
An important part of aging is the consideration of quality of life. What is quality to one may be unacceptable to another. Decisions as quality declines and what possible interventions are used to enhance and sustain life are discussed in Part II. Just like deciding who will make your decisions and where will you live as your faculties fail, the answers to “what is quality of life and what life saving measures do you want performed?” must be answered.
I especially like the sources, resources and recommended organizations at the end. When I need an answer, I read everything I can find with the desire to make my decision based on a strong foundation of information.Read more ›
Since every one is going to die...this would be one great book to read before...even a long time before that happens.
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The information in the book "Your Room At The End" is timely and helpful. Charlie guides us through the steps of aging, as a person and as a caregiver. Read morePublished on June 17, 2012 by Donna
Charlie Hudson's Your Room at the End is an excellent introduction to what can be expected as we care for our aging loved ones and ,eventually, decisions that we will make for... Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by J. Wilson