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Your Room at the End: Thoughts About Aging We’d Rather Avoid

Your Room at the End: Thoughts About Aging We’d Rather Avoid tackles realities of aging that we as a society are reluctant to discuss and gives insight into practical planning

Your Room at the End offers direct advice armed with practical knowledge.”

—Julie Hall, Author of The Boomer Burden

Order From Brown Books Order from Amazon Read Sample Chapter Order from Barnes and Noble After witnessing the decline and ultimate death of a loved one, Charlie Hudson knew she needed to radically change her views on the realities of aging. Known for her easy storytelling style in both nonfiction and fiction, Hudson departs from her usual subject matter to tackle issues of aging, mental decline, and death—topics we, as a society, so often seek to avoid.

“If we told the truth about how we expect to die, I think most of us would say we hope for something quick and painless,” says the author. “But what’s most likely is a slow and steady decline. And that’s what makes planning ahead so vital—for our own sake and for the sake of our loved ones.”

After spending months watching a fiercely independent elderly relative spiral downward, Hudson realized how important it is to plan for our later years. “This isn’t light reading,” she acknowledged. “But if it can help even one person become better prepared, it will all have been worth it.”

Hudson’s perspective reaches far beyond the personal. In Your Room at the End she weaves her own experiences with professional advice from doctors, nurses, accountants, estate experts, and other experts. Included in the book are a sample of a living will, a glossary of terms, and a number of additional resources.