There is no one way to deal with change. Coping methods are different for each of us and what will work for one person, may not work well for you. Even though most seniors go through similar changes, not all of those changes are exactly the same. We’ve found several books that are available on the market today that help to address those everyday changes and related concerns. Each book offers slightly different advice, some in a comedic way, some in a straightforward way while others tell stories of change in the form of memoir. Below is the list of just a few of the books that might offer insight into how to deal with the current changes in your life, whether you choose an introspective, humorous or straightforward approach.
After being retired for 7 years, with 6 of them as a widow, the author decided to take her childless, depressed and ‘old’ self in a new direction through writing and self reflection. This book, a memoir focused on detailing the experiences that happened before the author’s choice to reflect, helps to showcase that approaching change doesn’t have to be a big ordeal. But rather one where you can sit down, look back into time and write down how you feel. This process allows you to softly look at life’s events and figure out how to move forward in a positive manner.
This is a hilarious look at notable ‘senior moments’. Reading this book will keep you laughing for days while making you forget why you were concerned in the first place. Senior moments are common these days and may leave you worried about maintaining your mental health, but with one read of this book you’ll realize that you are not alone. In fact, many ‘celebrities’ and important figures have suffered from public memory loss and have survived. Yes, forgetting several things throughout the day is a great change that you must learn to deal with, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a painful one.
Taking a more scientific, rational approach, the author examines what it means to age in the United States today. Here you’ll find questions geared toward myths and fears that the elderly face about becoming ill, general aging and everyday changes that occur. You’ll find various outlines dedicated to showing the difference between aging as a male or female as well as aging in different socioeconomic groups and some of the changes that occur in each. Though a deeper read than other books in our list, it’s a great read for those who want to take a more in depth look into elder changes and expectations.
Getting old is a part of life. Another part of life is dealing with the changes that occur as we get old. Some choose to embrace them while others choose to ignore, resist or challenge them. No matter which you choose, you’re likely to enjoy this funny read with an emphasis on having a great ‘getting old’ perspective on life. Here you’ll find a collection of cartoons, quotes, insights into changes and how to deal with them as well as a few fun quips. Whether you’re noticing or not, life can be viewed as a sitcom—one filled with miscommunications, vocabulary gaps, physical ups and downs and more. Written by two authors, one of which is also an award winning cartoonist, you’ll find plenty to laugh at as you also learn how to deal with the current changes in your life.
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