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Best New Nonfiction Books for the Elderly

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on August 8, 2016

Some seniors prefer to read nonfiction books because they can reflect on the past or gain a fresh perspective on a concept they are willing to learn. If your elderly loved one is an avid nonfiction reader and you’re looking to pick up a special gift for him or her, the Phoenix, AZ, home care experts at Home Care Assistance have a few recent books to recommend.

The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld

This book presents many of the complexities of the Internet in a manner that is easy for seniors to digest. Jamie Bartlett discusses the rise of social media, online trolls, and countless other oddities that were practically unimaginable until recently. For seniors who are interested in learning more about the digital world, this book is an excellent introduction.

Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age

In this bestselling novel, Jo Ann Jenkins redefines what it means to be a senior. This nonfiction book teaches the elderly how to take control of their lives in manageable steps. Whether they want to pick up new hobbies or restructure their finances, Disrupt Aging offers a little something for all seniors. 

Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

Today’s seniors have lived through some of the most iconic leaders the world has ever known, and this book offers a glimpse into some of these leaders’ personal lives. Written by a Secret Service agent named Clint Hill, Five Presidents reveals just how peculiar U.S. politics can be. The author also provides a good deal of historical context, including information regarding assassination attempts, the Cold War, and Watergate.

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

Practically every older adult will undergo at least one major surgery, but not many know exactly what takes place behind the scenes in the healthcare industry. Henry Marsh gives seniors a closer look at the lives of doctors and surgeons who carry out some of the most complicated procedures in the world. The author also shares how brain surgery can affect a person’s psychological, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Reading is one of the healthiest ways for seniors to exercise their minds, but engaging in other activities designed to boost the brain can be just as beneficial. At Home Care Assistance, we offer a revolutionary program called the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, which focuses on activities that help slow cognitive decline and delay the onset of dementia. In addition to the dementia and Alzheimer’s care Phoenix, AZ, seniors trust, we also offer specialized Parkinson’s and post-stroke care. For more information and to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our Care Managers, call 602.388.1085 today.