ACCESS Health Launches Three New Books on Aging and Elder Care

Today, ACCESS Health announced the publication of a new series of books on a subject of critical importance: aging and elder care. Though aging is inevitable, the physical and mental suffering that often accompanies the aging process is not. The three new books explore ways to transform our culture to eliminate the unnecessary pain older adults face and to capitalize on the opportunities that come from keeping seniors actively engaged in their communities.

Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging is a must-read for every person caring for aging relatives or loved ones with disabilities. The book is a comprehensive study on how to support the health and wellbeing of older adults. The book offers lessons for delivering high quality elder care that any healthcare leader or person caring for an aging loved one can apply.

Voices in Dementia Care: Reimagining the Culture of Care distills those lessons even further, with a focus on caring for those living with dementia or other cognitive disorders. While there is an increasing amount of medical research on dementia care, there is a lack of firsthand knowledge about the experience of living with cognitive disorders and caring for people with dementia. The voices of those living with dementia and professionals caring for people with Alzheimer’s or other disorders come together in Voices in Dementia Care to describe best practices in dementia care that can be adapted and applied in the home and in institutional settings.

The third book in the series, Stay Young Navigators: The Pursuit of Active Aging and Seniors Caring for Seniors, explores an innovative approach to elder care created by elders themselves. Based on discussions with the younger old and the older old, Stay Young Navigators describes a community of care and support that is made up by seniors caring for other seniors. The book reframes common perceptions of aging and demonstrates the benefits of keeping seniors actively engaged in their communities.

The books follow ACCESS Health’s previous book on aging, Aging with Dignity: Innovation and Challenge in Sweden. The Swedish long term and social care systems have remarkable strengths, including innovative training models for nurses, cutting edge dementia services, and passionate leaders who make a difference in their own organizations and beyond. The book is available for free to download on our website.