They Left Us Everything

By Plum Johnson

Rated by Hannah Jane W.
Dec 6, 2017

​They Left Us Everything is an emotional journey through Plum Johnson's grief and search for self after losing her parents and childhood home. After almost twenty years spent caring for her aging parents, Alex and Virginia, Plum is both liberated and burdened by their deaths, which happen just a mere three years apart. Though Plum loses them, and the loss is enormous, she finds them again through their belongings as she clears out their house, her childhood home, and prepares to sell it.

In packing her parent's belongings, she discovers who they really were, and also what it means to be Plum

How to Care for Aging Parents

By Virginia Morris
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Rated by Octavia V.
Apr 12, 2017

Growing old isn't easy and caring for your loved ones as they grow old is even harder. The everyday stress of eldercare is beyond hard. How to Care for Aging Parents is considered the number one resource in print that will help with caring for a loved one and making decisions that are right for you. The book covers everything: survival tips for the caregiver, how to get help, when to get help, handling the paperwork, the array of housing options when your loved ones can no longer live alone, nearing the end advice, and how to deal with grief. The advice and guidance well help make troubled

Jun 15, 2012

We read books to help us parent well, to strengthen our marriage, to improve our careers and to manage our finances, but it seems off-putting to read a book to help us prepare for death.  But Lani Leary, author of No One Has To Die Alone: Preparing for a Meaningful Death, believes that how we die matters and how we serve our loved ones as they die matters most of all. The first part of the book focuses on how family and caregivers can make a difference through illness, dying and death. The second part addresses bereavement and includes a section on the special needs of grieving children.