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Who will take care of me when I'm old? : plan now to safeguard your health and happiness in old age
Loverde, Joy, author.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Da Capo Lifelong, 2017.

Physical Description:
xviii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Many people prepare for everything in life-- except how to handle the challenges of its later years. Loverde shows you how to be your own best caregiver, with practical advice for navigating these years on your own, even you have family ready to assist. She starts with a basic plan, and helps you make checklists, worksheets, strategies, and resource lists that will answer the important questions you may face in years to come.
Part one. Personal readiness -- Meet your future self: discovering who you have yet to become -- Good-bye change, hello transition: meeting the unknowns of old age head on -- Think like a strategist: mastering critical thinking -- You are tougher than you look: thriving in times of uncertainty -- The fierce urgency of money: staying afloat financially -- Part two. Where you live matters -- Aging in place alone--what you need to know: averting the risks of aging home alone -- Bring livability home: establishing equity, health, and safety for all -- Moving on: determining optimal housing options -- Part three. Ties that bind and unwind -- The broken hearts club: accepting relationships as moving targets -- Zero isolation: foraging for family -- Love is love: pets are family, too: adopting a pet for two-way love and caring -- Part four. Safety nets -- Doctor me: reframing sickness and health -- Chronic illness: the game changer: repairing holes in your safety net -- Early-onset Alzheimer's: the value of knowing: preparing for the day you hope will never come -- Part five. No tomorrow -- "Just shoot me" is not a plan: learning lessons from aging -- Places to go and things to do: facing to be and not to be -- Cross it off your list.
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