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Let’s Talk About Aging Parents: A Real-Life Guide to Solving Problems with 27 Essential Conversations

By Laura Tamblyn Watts

Should my mom move into a retirement home? Does my dad have dementia? And how on earth can I get my stepmom to give up her car keys? Worries like these can plague people with older relatives. Canadian author Laura Tamblyn Watts understands: Her own parents are in their eighties, and she’s spent her career informing others about aging people’s needs. Her book outfits readers with 27 prompts  and roadmaps for informed, honest conversations with their aging parent—or family members, health care providers, and other professionals. 

The Experiment LLC

The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly. Life Wisdom from Someone Who Will (Probably) Die Before You

By Margareta Magnusson

An introduced into the world to the Swedish tradition of döstädning, or “death cleaning”—clearing out your unnecessary belongings so others don’t have to do it for you. Magnusson reflects on her idyllic childhood on the west coast of Sweden, the fullness of her life with her husband and five children, and learning how to live alone. Throughout, she offers advice on how to age gracefully.

Simon & Schuster

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