This is the newest and most comprehensive book on both subjects, not technical but conversational and sometimes even humorous. Most books on aging are written by those aged fifty or younger who never experienced the senior years. The authors of this book are 80 and 90 years old. They talk about aging and caregiving from the Old horse's mouth.
Walter Oleksy, 90, author of more than thirty books and a former Chicago Tribune feature writer, reports the latest medical achievements for Alzheimer's, dementia, and other afflictions of the elderly. From his own experience as a caregiver, he offers advice on caregiving and nursing home visiting. Avis Carlson wrote a weekly newspaper column on aging for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch when she was 80. She tells about the cons of aging: identity problems, self-esteem, aloneness; and the pros of aging: freedoms in aging, acceptance of age, sex and aging, achieving religious growth, laughing at life and death.