Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and exhausted by eldercare?


If you answered “yes,” How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles, by Suzanne Asaff Blankenship, is your next best friend.  Suzanne’s savvy advice becomes the navigating star you’ve been looking to find.  Her guidance, tips and practical suggestions are infused with a delightful sense of humor.  Plus, you’ll benefit from the experience of someone who has (and is) traveling the same journey.


How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles navigates you through turn after turn of the most vexing eldercare issues – helping you organize your eldercare scenario just like you would a business project. Alongside the practical guidance, Suzanne sprinkles in humor and levity to help ease you through a very tough topic.


Whether you are just getting started down the road of eldercare, are a seasoned traveler or just want to get ready for what’s ahead, Suzanne helps you prepare, plan and be organized – so when the next elder emergency arrives (and they always do!), you’ll spend more time in the care mode and less time in panic.


Even though we all have parents, we are often surprised and overwhelmed by the curves thrown at us when our elders start needing care.  It helps to be able to laugh at some of these moments.  Suzanne will tickle your funny bone with her quips, her lens of humor and her refreshing honesty.

The award-winning How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles is the right resource to save you time, money and marbles!


How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles has 20 helpful chapters with timely guidance and organizational suggestions covering such topics as:


  • Putting Your Nose in Their Business – Power of attorney, advance directive and legal documents
  • Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees – Financial evaluation and preparation
  • Saving Grace (or Mom, Whichever Comes First) – Long-Term care insurance
  • Finding a Place to Park Them – Housing options for elderly folks
  • Hiring a Nanny – Home health care options
  • Medicare Made Simple (Yeah, Right!) – Important Medicare basics
  • Getting Ready to Host The Antiques Roadshow™ – Sorting and dealing with “treasures”
  • Sibling Rivalry – How to share the care
  • The Book Where You Look – Building a one-stop medical binder that is a go-to for almost every elder need
  • The Exit Ramp – Death, cremation/donation/burial, services
  • Plus many more!


"A wryly humorous and pragmatic guide to helping loved ones negotiate the changes of old age."

~Kirkus Reviews



What Readers Are Saying


“Keep your sanity and read this book!”


“This book is a gift to our generation. This is a wonderful book full of helpful advice and also humor which is good for your soul when you’re dealing with the tough day to day work of caring for your aging parents.”


“What a gem! This book was an easy read, yet packed with helpful and fun information. Suzanne’s concise and thoughtful observations make navigating through, and around the “elder stuff” a less painful journey than it otherwise might be.”


“Reading this book got me prepared for what was coming… I highly recommend this book for getting organized and helping your loved ones transition into their later years.”



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Order a signed copy now!  You can read it in one night, then keep in your tote bag or briefcase for the next turn in your eldercare journey. Don’t forget to get one for each of your siblings. It’s a perfect gift for your friends going through eldercare as well.



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Click here to email Suzanne regarding international orders.



Book can be purchased:

  • From the Author on her STORE page.
  • From Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
  • From various retailers in the Dallas, TX area, including Preston Road Pharmacy, Nicholson-Hardie Garden Center, Logos Bookstore.
  • In Marshall, TX, at Matthewson Drug; In Jefferson, TX, at City Drug.
  • In the Denver, CO, area at Wheat Ridge Pharmacy and, in Aspen, CO, at Carl’s Pharmacy.
  • In Alamosa, CO, at Narrow Gauge Book Co-op.
  • In Bandon, OR, at Winter River Books.
  • In North Dakota: Larsen Drug in Watford City and in New Town.
  • Ordered through a bookseller via their distributor Ingram-Spark.


Book can be checked out:

In the Dallas Public Library system and at University Park Library in Dallas.


Libraries can order books via Brodart.


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