Hope I Don’t Die Before I Get Old is a new look at an old problem, bringing insight, humor and a few key facts about successful aging to everyone who wakes up one day to find their aging parents, or themselves, in need of some assistance and a bit of sage advice for the journey.
Tracey Bowman and Mary Boone Wellington wrote their book while caring for their aging parents through chronic illness, fractured hips, surgery and even death. As each other’s support network, they shared secrets and discoveries, tips and advice–amassing a wealth of wisdom on the topic. Sharing this hard won knowledge with the people who need it is their mission.
What people are saying about the book:
If you are seeking good advice on the challenges of aging and how to prepare for them, look no further; this book has it all. Learn how to make practical preparations for your own future, or that of someone you love, and avoid potential problems before a crisis arises. Bowman and Boone Wellington present their own stories with humor and sensitivity as they help us find our way.
In my 20 years of selling long term care insurance, I have seen many things. People just aren't prepared for their parents getting older or even thinking about themselves becoming weak and needing help. Not only is this book a witty example of one family's journey through "old", but a helpful guide for people who suddenly find their parents need help. My dad spent 5 years in a nursing home before he died. My mother, my brother and my sister-in-law tried their best to keep him at home for as long as they could. In the end, it was just too hard and created a lot of bitterness. Do yourself a favor. Buy this book. Have a few laughs and prepare yourself. Old age is coming for all of us and it's much more preferable than the alternative. A great read and a lot of helpful resources.
An outstanding and well written book! I particularly like Mary Boone's "Top Ten Tips for a Long Life." It shows her humorous side and is great advice for all of us.