“Hard-Won Advice in Books on Aging and Elder Care” (NYT)

This recent article in The New York Times is an overview of four books on aging and elder care:

* “Being Mortal,” by Atul Gawande
* “The 36-Hour Day,” by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins
* “A Bittersweet Season,” by Jane Gross
* “Being My Mom’s Mom,” by Loretta Anne Woodward Veney

If you are interested in reading some excerpts from Atul Gawande’s book, see our blog post by longtime group member Helen Medsger, who offered some excerpts in January 2016.

And we have highlights of “The 36-Hour Day” posted to our blog post from 2012. Parts of the book are applicable to all caregivers, not just dementia caregivers.

I had never heard of the fourth book; it sounds well worth reading! Maybe we can get one of our faithful Brain Support Network volunteers to read it and offer us some advice from it.

Here’s a link to the full article:


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Hard-Won Advice in Books on Aging and Elder Care
By Ron Lieber
The New York Times
Aug. 18, 2017