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Books on Family, Caregiving and Home

Celebrate life and family memories, find the resources to care for a loved one, get tips on moving and downsizing, and more. AARP publishes books on a range of home, family, and caregiving topics, available in print and e-book formats.

Love and Meaning book cover

Love and Meaning After 50

Barry Jacobs and Julia Mayer, a husband-and-wife psychologist duo outline ways to overcome various challenges of marriage



AARP memory activity book

AARP Memory Activity Book

More than 70 brain-stimulating activities for people with memory loss or dementia, including Alzheimer’s


My smart Home

My Smart Home for Seniors

With this book, you can make your home safer while making your life easier


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Navigating Your Later Years

(For Dummies) Getting accurate information and answers wasn’t easy — until now


Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving

Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving

AARP’s guide provides practical resources and tips


Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living book coverDisrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living book cover

Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mindshift

New book explores how biases and other factors impact our perspective on adult living facilities


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Meditations for Caregivers

Practical, emotional, and spiritual support


AARP Checklist for Family Caregivers: A Guide to Making It Manageable

Checklist for Family Caregivers

A guide to making it manageable


Checklist for My Family

Checklist for My Family

A guide to history, financial plans, and final wishes


The Other Talk

The Other Talk

A guide to talking with your adult children about the rest of your life


Planning for Long-Term Care for Dummies

Planning for Long-Term Care

(For Dummies) Expert advice on planning for your own or a relative’s future care needs


Checklist for Family Survivors

Checklist for Family Survivors

A guide to practical and legal matters when someone you love dies


Inkspirations for a mindful living

Inkspirations for Mindful Living

Coloring designs to relax, recharge, and renew


Create While You Wait coloring book

Create While You Wait

Coloring on the go


Color Your Way Content

Color Your Way Content

Coloring can provide crucial help for caregivers




Downsizing the Family Home

Downsizing the Family Home: The Book

What to save, what to let go


Downsizing the family home book

Downsizing The Family Home: A Workbook

This guide is part journal, workbook, scrapbook


Great Poems for Grand Children

Great Poems for Grand Children

Nurture relationships between the generations


For My Daughter

For My Daughter

Special memories of our life together


For My Son

For My Son

Special memories of our life together



Conversations with My father

Conversations With My Father

Keepsake journal for celebrating a lifetime of stories


Conversations with My Mother

Conversations With My Mother

Keepsake journal for celebrating a lifetime of stories


book for my grandchild

For My Grandchild

A grandparent's gift of memory


Not as Prescribed

Not As Prescribed

Recognizing and facing alcohol and drug misuse in older adults


Dating After 50 for Dummies

Dating After 50 For Dummies

Meet, date, start a relationship with Mr. or Ms. Right


Family Recipe Keeper

AARP Family Recipe Keeper

A kit for organizing your personal recipe collection


Genealogy Online

AARP Genealogy Online

Research your family's history without ever leaving the comfort of your home


Better Sex

Better Sex

AARP's guide to sex after 50


Drive Smart

Drive Smart

How to stay safe — and save money



Disrupt Aging Book by AARP's CEO Jo Ann Jenkins

Disrupt Aging

A bold new path to living your best life at every age


Caring for your Parents

Caring for Your Parents

The complete family guide


Refire! Don't Retire book cover

Refire! Don't Retire

Make the rest of your life the best of your life


Revitalizing Your Home

Guide to Revitalizing Your Home

Beautiful living for the second half of life


Where we live book

Where We Live: Communities for All Ages

100+ inspiring ideas from America’s mayors


Where We Live book first 2017

Where We Live: Communities for All Ages

Features ideas from local leaders in all 50 states


Life reimagined

Life Reimagined

Discovering your new life possibilities


La vida reinventada

La Vida Reinventada

Descubre tus nuevas posibilidades