Book News: October 9th, 2007

This book is the result of a collaborative publishing venture between the national charity Counsel and Care and the UK’s ‘self-help’ legal publisher, Lawpack Publishing. It aims to provide individuals, families and communities with help, guidance and assistance in caring for elderly loved loves.Whilst medical advances mean that people are living longer and enjoying a healthier life style, the increasing life expectancy does have its downsides. Today, there are more than 700,000 people with dementia and many older people now live in residential care homes. There are also more than a million older people living alone with virtually no contact with family, friends or neighbours.

The book offers professional advice on caring for elderly parents and relatives and explains what can be expected from the state and what ‘self-funded’ options are available.

Published by Lawpack ISBN 9781905261499. 9.99 pounds.