Author Draws on Experience to Craft Practical Guides for Caring for Elderly Parents

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Tonia Boterf, The Practical Expert, has written three books geared towards adult children caring for their aging parents

As parents grow older, it becomes increasingly important for their children to be prepared for health and wellness issues that may present themselves. Tonia Boterf learned this firsthand by caring for her mother who had Alzheimer's disease, her father and mother in-law who died of lung cancer. As The Practical Expert, she coaches people to help them through transitional periods of life - and her new series of books focuses on one of the most important transitions for everyday people.

The "Practical Guide" series of books contains useful and easy-to-implement ideas and information for people dealing with aging parent issues. Ms. Boterf uses her background as a licensed social worker, a holistic health practitioner and certified life coach and her life experiences to ease the difficulties that others face in dealing with aging parents and senior adults. The series is comprised of three books:

  • A Practical Guide to Identifying and Planning Home and Residential Needs, which offers tips and advice to assist your parents in living as independently as possible by learning how to assess a person's daily living activities skills accurately, ideas on how to modify things to promote independence and safety, understanding different types of living options and how to assess each type, important information for family discussions and knowledge, as well as helping them make an easy transition when that isn't possible anymore.
  • A Practical Guide to Depression in the Elderly helps you clearly define depression and recognize its many possible causes and symptoms in a quick and easy manner. Numerous ideas on how to prevent and/or diminish depression as a caregiver, family member or a friend that you can follow are included as well. It also includes a breakdown of various treatment options, including traditional medicine and natural treatments.

-A Practical Guide to Aging Parents and Nutrition shows you the many different possible reasons why an elderly person may not be eating a healthy diet and how to address and deal with the causes. A large number of practical and usable tips and suggestions are given to help find ways to encourage an elderly adult to want and be able to eat a more healthy diet and thus improve their health, at the same time are included. It also includes nutritional guidelines for senior adults and recipes for you to follow. 65% of all senior adults need to improve their nutrition in order to live a healthy and quality life, yet few books address the issue or give numerous helpful tips related to this problem, until now.

All three of these books can be purchased at and at The Practical Expert at

The Practical Expert offers a large variety of coaching service options and prices for individuals who are action-oriented and committed to overcoming transitional challenges and obstacles in their way. By partnering with you, the coach will help you stay motivated, focused and accountable, as the complex problem is clearly defined and manageable steps and solutions are identified for implementation and success.

Tonia Boterf is the chief expert at The Practical Expert and with over 25 years of coaching experience in life and small business issues. Ms. Boterf is a Licensed Social Worker, a Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Life Coach. Ms. Boterf has received numerous awards and recommendations for her work and ability to handle complex and difficult situations. Tonia has also overcome many extremely challenging life circumstances which she uses in creative ways to assist others.

The Practical Expert provides Q&A by a professional on transitional life problems, life coaching for motivated and action-oriented people who are committed to achieving success, goals, or completing a project or challenge. The Practical Expert also offers numerous articles, products, reports, a blog and resources to help you get the answers you need without having to waste time searching the internet. The Practical Expert is continuing to grow in all aspects, so visit often or sign up for the free Practical Press e-mail newsletter.


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