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Top 5 Books to Help Understand the Difficulties of Aging

Top 5 Books to Help Understand the Difficulties of Aging

Aging is inevitable, but the process itself can be challenging for both the person who is growing older and his or her loved ones. One of the reasons aging is difficult for many people is that they don’t understand what to expect and why the changes they are experiencing are happening. These books will help you understand aging and how to navigate the process with ease.

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Jean Chittister

For people who are struggling with the idea of getting older and the life changes that they are facing, this book can offer a different perspective. It is filled with essays about issues that people tackle as they get older, from adjusting to a new normal to living with regret.

Disrupt Aging by JoAnn Jenkins

As CEO of AARP, Jenkins is in the business of aging well. This book offers a roadmap that aging people can use to deal with issues that are unique to this time of life, including making retirement savings last, managing health, and choosing the right place to live. It also encourages people to embrace a new kind of aging that is filled with opportunities and possibilities.

Aged by Culture by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

Getting older can be especially challenging in a youth-obsessed culture that views people as older and feebler than they are. This book is a reminder that you shouldn’t let culture age you prematurely and that you still have much to contribute.

Healthy Aging by Andrew Weil, MD

Dr. Weil’s book is considered to be one of the definitive ones about aging. Instead of telling aging people that they should fight against the process, it shows them ways to embrace it and live a healthy, fulfilling life in their senior years.

Coming to Terms with Aging by Michael Grossman

Facing and embracing the physical and emotional signs of aging can be freeing. This book explores the emotional impact of attitudes about aging and offers solutions that help people face their fears about aging in order to overcome them instead of ignoring them.

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