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A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent by Lisa J. Shultz
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 54,180. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
Author, Lisa J. Shultz embraces a challenging and often avoided topic of facing the end-of-life stage of a loved one. With courage, vulnerability and love, she recounts her dad's storied life, including its difficult ending. Wrought with what she felt was unnecessary suffering in for all involved at the end, she strives to help others find a more peaceful final chapter of life.
Lasting Touch: A mother and son’s journey of joy, challenges, sadness and discovery by Jean-François Pinsonnault
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,760. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
For nearly ten years Jean-François visited his widowed and unwell mother every other week, to ensure her comfort. Regularly, he invited her to come and live with him. Each time Lise, his mother, kindly refused saying she was not ready. One spring day, she called and asked: “Is the offer still good?”
Feisty, Fabulous and 50 Plus: 21 Women Share Their Candid and Compelling Stories by Julie Ankers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,580. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
Feisty, Fabulous & 50+ is a collection of 21 ‘warts and all’ stories written by women navigating their way through their 50s and beyond. The stories are inspirational, frank and uplifting as each woman tackles her own set of challenges – all recounted with humour, insight and self-deprecation. A true testament to understated strength and resilience.
The Widower's Mite by William M. Schmalfeldt, Sr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,100. Language: American English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This is a modern day, true telling of the parable of the Widow’s Mite. I offer it as a small measure, a “Widower’s Mite” if you will, to put a spotlight on someone who would crack my skull for drawing attention to her if she were still living, but someone whose life could be, and should be, an inspiration to all of us. I dedicate it to the memory of the most inspirational person I ever knew.
An Irruption of Owls by Sara Tucker
Price: Free! Words: 74,730. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
A mysterious illness is the catalyst for this story about a daughter’s homecoming, several chapters of which are devoted to the life-altering effects of a drug called Fosamax, prescribed to millions of women. This book, the second installment in a family saga that takes place on three continents, views from the perspective of small-town New England the forces that shape our lives.
Surviving the STRESS of Your Parents' Old Age by Nan McAdam
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,390. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
How to combat or prevent life crippling depression and how to traverse the mine fields of elder care such as: Is it time for our elder to hang up the car keys?, How to deal with hospital stays and doctor's appointments?, What happens if they get dementia?, Should they live with us, or a care facility?, How to deal with our loved ones belongs after they relocate to the nursing home or af
A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver's Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos by Linda Brendle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,510. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Anaiah Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now. Co-dependency, mental breakdowns, and finding love after divorce are just a few of the issues weaved into this journey of caregiving.
Memphis Afternoons by James Conaway
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 64,770. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
A touching, sometimes hilarious memoir of the 1950s when southern propriety was giving way to bourbon, Elvis, and sexual discovery. With rueful wit the author artfully renders a youth of hunting and fishing giving way to brawls, debutante parties, and literary exploration. The story is told against a wistful background of the poignant portrayal of a father struck by Alzheimer's.
Old Wives Tales: Living Our Lives - Becoming Ourselves Twenty-Five Women's Stories by Peg Elliott Mayo
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,110. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Old Ain't A Dirty Word! At eighty-four, it's welcome news. Old Wives Tales, is Peg Mayo's seventeenth book. Old is defined as sixty-seven to the end of the game. This is a collaborative effort of many old women. The eldest participant is ninety-seven. Peg's forty years as a psychotherapist helped shape their wisdom entertainingly. Cover photos are from a while back.
Alzheimer's A Beginning Guide by Frena Gray-Davidson
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 77,290. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Alzheimer’s & dementia, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
Alzheimer's A Beginning Guide gives families and caregivers needed intensive guidance and support with a structured approach to coping with Alzheimer's care giving. Alzheimer’s A Beginning Guide opens a gateway for the future of all care giving. Practical help for all caregivers.Written by a highly experienced Alzheimer's caregiver.
First Love, Last Dance by Nancy Rossman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,040. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
This memoir is about Elise, who fell in love for the first time at 19. Peter was his name. She became engaged to him at 21 but didn't marry him until she was 75. They recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary at age 90. The story and book has been embraced by NBC and CNN.
The Enduring Human Spirit: Thought-Provoking Stories on Caring for Our Elders by Charles Tindell
Price: $12.80 USD. Words: 73,910. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2010 by Idyll Arbor. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Charles Tindell writes about the lives of real people. He then asks us to ponder thought-provoking questions about the meaning of these lives (and the meaning of our own lives as we grow older). We have many questions to answer: How do we deal with our parents’ aging and our own aging? What keeps a person’s spirit alive and growing?
Marilyn & Me: A Timeless Love Story by augusta wind press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,380. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A joyous, loving memoir of two people discovering one another after fifty years apart.