Memory Tips Making Life Easier by Shelley Peterman Schwarz
Written by memory and aging expert Shelley Peterman Schwarz, Memory Tips for Making Life Easier delivers just what its title promises. Written for health care professionals, family caregivers, and anyone feeling the effects of aging, this book includes hundreds of tips and techniques, as well as information on unique products, services, and resources for older adults. It includes ideas on how to think about things to remember better, how to organize your home so things aren't easily lost, how to buy products that will be easier to use, and much more. Each chapter begins with an assessment for determining which tips would be most helpful. Tips, especially for caregivers of those with mild impairments or advanced memory loss, are highlighted.
Shelley Peterman Schwarz graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was a teacher of the hearing impaired in the Madison metropolitan school district for thirteen years. In 1979, Schwarz was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but continued teaching until 1981 when the effects of the illness began to restrict her mobility. She is a motivational speaker and award-winning writer and author. She has published more than 350 essays, how-tos, service pieces, columns, and features on a wide variety of subjects. She currently writes for newspapers and magazines reaching a readership of nearly two million. Her Making Life Easier tips have appeared in numerous publications including the Wisconsin State Journal, Mature Lifestyles, Arthritis Today, and Inside MS. She is the host of Making Life Easier, an Internet radio program.