Resources for understanding and caring for an aging adult population
This PDF will give you a good overview of my first book and why it has been so useful to aging parents, adult children, caregivers, and professionals. My take on the "art" of communication is that it is based on connecting with the other person's psychological agenda. So knowing the other person's developmental tasks (based on their age group) is a way to unlock their communication code, which seems essential for building rapport.
Download the introduction here.
The Changing Face of Chronic Illness Management in Primary Care
Don’t let the formal title of this article from Annals of Family Medicine dissuade you. If offers an insightful look at how modern medicine has become a "get the right lab values" game with medications being the holy grail for winning. If nothing else, read the “introduction” and “factors affecting diagnosis and treatment” sections to get a glimpse of how the “prescribing cascade” Is impacting all aspects of medical care, now in the foreseeable future.
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Riptide: Draft of Chapter One
This is a draft of the first chapter of my new book Riptide: Navigating the Volatile Journey from Forty-Something to Sixty-Something. The entry into the second half of life comes with mixed feelings. On the one hand, forty-something adults feel a great sense of accomplishment in terms of their families and careers. They have leveraged education, hard work, determination, and creativity to become successful.
This success is a large part of the self-confidence they feel about being able to manage the complex demands of life in the twenty-first century. On the other hand, the clarity of the preceding twenty years is beginning to fade as evidence mounts that major changes are lurking just around the bend. Fading youth, changing relationships, health problems, and the undeniable aging of parents begin to transform a world of unlimited possibilities into a world of increased volatility and new dilemmas.
Download the draft here.
Setting Up a Radio Show with David Solie
This is an outline of how my guests prepare for the show to maximize the benefit to them and listeners. It takes preparation but the payoffs are enormous. The archived show can be used for education and marketing campaigns.
Download the document here.
Guest Instructions for David Solie's Radio Show
Once your show prep is done and accepted, we schedule you a time slot. This summary makes sure you maximize the benefits of the your show.
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David Solie’s new book Caregiver Mind Maps is being acclaimed as “tangible breakthrough” in communicating with aging parents...
Learn more about this revolutionary approach in caregiving, download a sample, and order your copy here.
Blog-Talk Radio Show
Aging Parents Insights
Aging Parents Insights, hosted by David Solie, is a blog radio show that provide listeners with "new ideas and strategies” for understanding and communicating with aging parents.