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Intentional Aging: 7 Practical Actions to Live Well and Minimize the Risk of Dementia (Paperback)
Why read this book:
Aging well is achievable-if you know how. And Jeannette Franks can teach you how in the 7 concise chapters in this book. You will learn about aging intentionally; what we know now about how to avoid dementia; how to maximize your finances; how to document your end-of-life choices; making a home for you to age in place; and how to age well with purpose and joy.
Jeannette Franks, Ph.D., is a passionate gerontologist and for over 25 years taught ethics, grief and loss, and courses on geriatrics and gerontology for the University of Washington.
Franks' published books include, To Move or To Stay Put: A Guide for Your Last Decades, as well as Washington Retirement Options. She says, "After many years in the field of aging and long-term care, I've seen many mistakes and many wise choices. In my books I give tools and frameworks for better decision making."
Much of this book is based on her talks, "7 Actions to Take to Avoid a Nursing Home."
Dr. Franks is also recognized for her native plant and forest restoration.