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The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer...
by Gayatri Devi

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<DIV>Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies.<BR /><BR /> Told through the stories of Dr. Devi’s patients, <I>The Spectrum of Hope</I> is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it’s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list—because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That’s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>• devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
The California Guide to Growing Old Without Going Broke
by Joel Weissler

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English

Pages

483

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<b>You Don’t Have to Go Broke to Get the Care You Need at Home, in Assisted Living or a Nursing Home!</b><br /><br /><br />Getting old can be expensive. Without proper planning Seniors’ nest eggs are cracked open and drained dry to pay for the day to day care and help most of us will eventually need. <b>In this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide, California elder law attorney Joel Weissler shows how you, or your parents, can afford the expenses of aging.</b><br /><br /><br />California in-home and facility based care prices are skyrocketing. Most families are overwhelmed with myth and misinformation when confronting California’s elder care system. This book gives you the full picture you need to plan for future care needs and to react to immediate care needs. <br /><br /><br />This book helps California Seniors to protect their assets and improve their quality of life while empowering them to pass on their nest eggs to make a difference for their families. You do not need to ‘spend down’ your assets to access comprehensive care benefits. California’s rules are different from those of any other state. <br /><br /><br />Using engaging case studies and plain English, Attorney Weissler explains: <br /><br /><ul><li>Why Medicare fails the Elderly</li><br /><li>When Reverse Mortgages are good deals, and when they are not</li><br /><li>California Long Term Care Options</li><br /><li>Whether a reverse mortgage is a smart planning option</li><br /><li>Veteran’s Care Entitlements for in-home, assisted living and long-term care</li><br /><li>How to tap entitlement programs to pay for senior care needs</li><br /><li>Why most Seniors do not need to worry about how much they earn when seeking long term care benefits </li><br /><li>How to position yourself to qualify for Medi-Cal (Medicaid) </li><br /><li>How to legally and ethically shield your assets from the government</li><br /><li>And More</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Weissler gives you the real strategies and tools that California attorneys use to save their clients millions of dollars in long-term care costs.</b> Attorney Weissler’s insights will also warn you against financially wasteful strategies promoted by unethical insurance and investment brokers who prey upon Seniors and their families.<br /><br /><br /><br /><i><b>Whether you are just starting on your planning journey, or a medical emergency has forced you into a crisis planning situation, this book is for you.</b></i> Each chapter of this book is packed with useful information for U.S. Military veterans, unmarried individuals, married couples, divorcees, and family members. Don’t hold off on creating your long-term care plan! Buy this book today so you can be prepared for whatever the future holds. <br /><br /><hr /><br /><br /><br /><br />California Attorney Joel S. Weissler has been a practicing estate planning and elder law attorney in San Diego for over 25 years. His first-hand experiences dealing with illness, aging and deaths in his own family drew him into estate and elder care planning. He is an active member, board member and past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys SoCal Chapter. He was a charter member of ElderCounsel and provides coaching to other attorneys. Attorney Weissler is certified as a Tax Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Joel was a contributing author of the two volume University of California CEB Press publication: Business Succession Planning: Strategies for California Estate Planning and Business Attorneys. He has helped hundreds of clients throughout California successfully plan for life cycle events, aging and long-term care. Attorney Joel Weissler is available for appearances and speaking engagements through his San Diego law office.
Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go
by Marni Jameson

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<DIV>It’s a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime's worth of possessions, to selling the homestead itself. Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly—and, in the best of situations, even memorably. Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts—antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologists—to offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell.</DIV>
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
by Joan Chittister

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

May 01, 2008

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<DIV>Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises. Central throughout is a call to cherish the blessing of aging as a natural part of life that is active, productive, and deeply rewarding. Perhaps the most important dimension revealed lies in the awareness that there is a purpose to aging and intention built into every stage of life. Chittister reflects on many key issues, including the temptation towards isolation, the need to stay involved, the importance of health and well-being, what happens when old relationships end or shift, the fear of tomorrow, and the mystery of forever. Readers are encouraged to surmount their fears of getting older and find beauty in aging well.</DIV>
The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
by , Andrew Scott

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English

Pages

277

Publication Date

June 02, 2016

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<b>What will <i>your</i> 100-year life look like?</b><br /><b><br /></b>Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? <br /><br />Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse – life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways.<br /><br /><i>The 100-Year Life</i> is here to help.<br /><br />Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. <br /><br />· How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure?<br /><br />· What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan?<br /><br />· How can you make the most of your intangible assets – such as family and friends – as you build a productive, longer life?<br /><br />· In a multiple-stage life how can you learn to make the transitions that will be so crucial and experiment with new ways of living, working and learning?<br /><br />Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, <i>The 100-Year Life</i> is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.
Answers about the Afterlife: A Private Investigator's 15-Year Res...
by Bob Olson

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English

Pages

263

Publication Date

April 21, 2014

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<b>Discover The Comfort, Joy & Inner Peace That Answers About The Afterlife Can Provide</b><br /><br /> Unlock the mysteries of life after death and explore the enlightening discoveries of a private investigator’s 15-year investigation. This book is a comprehensive resource answering 150 of the most crucial questions about what happens when we die.<br /> Now you can delve into the life-changing insights we learn from near-death experiences, after-death communications, spirit contact through mediums, past lives, past-life memories, past-life & life-between-lives regressions, out-of-body experiences, soul pre-birth planning, deathbed visions, dream visitations, shared-death experiences, and so much more.<br /> Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, curious about what happens when we die, or pondering your own mortality, this book will leave you feeling less fear about death, inspired to live a more loving and purposeful life, and comforted by new thoughts about your loved ones in the afterlife.
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
by Peter Walsh

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English

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256

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<p><b>Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing!</b></p><p>Whether you are selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents' home, sorting through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents' family possessions. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore.</p><p>In <i>Let It Go,</i> Peter will help you turn downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways, including how to:<ul><li>Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing</li><li>Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles</li><li>Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life</li><li>Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members <i>without</i> drama</li></ul></p><p>This new phase brings unexpected freedoms and opportunities, and Peter walks you through every step of the process. You'll feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.</p>
It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters
by , Sandra Butler

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English

Pages

300

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<i>It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters</i> explores the complex challenges and unexpected rewards of aging mothers in their relationships with their midlife daughters. Based on interviews with women between 65 and 85, it illuminates issues of closeness, distance, longing, and need that arise. Mothers speak openly about the ongoing effects of the past on the present, the cultural, familial, and interpersonal conflicts that remain, and the varied and often invisible ways they continue mothering. <br /> <br />As mothers enter the last decades of their lives, their roles with their daughters often shift and change in complicated ways. Now that they are no longer central in caring for them as they once were, many experience a recalibrating of authority, autonomy, and independence. Their courage is apparent as they reflect on the mistakes they’ve made, acknowledge their regrets, and search to come to terms with their relationships as they now are.
The Middle Place
by Kelly Corrigan

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

January 08, 2008

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<DIV id=abook-view-flap_copy > For Kelly Corrigan, family is everything. At thirty-six, she had a marriage that worked, two funny, active kids, and a weekly newspaper column. But even as a thriving adult, Kelly still saw herself as the daughter of garrulous Irish-American charmer George Corrigan. She was living deep within what she calls the Middle Place--"that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap"--comfortably wedged between her adult duties and her parents' care. But Kelly is abruptly shoved into coming-of-age when she finds a lump in her breast--and gets the diagnosis no one wants to hear. When George, too, learns that he has late-stage cancer, it is Kelly's turn to take care of the man who had always taken care of her--and to show us a woman who finally takes the leap and grows up.</br></br> Kelly Corrigan is a natural-born storyteller, a gift you quickly recognize as her father's legacy, and her stories are rich with everyday details. She captures the beat of an ordinary life and the tender, sometimes fractious moments that bind families together. Rueful and honest, Kelly is the prized friend who will tell you her darkest, lowest, screwiest thoughts, and then later dance on the coffee table at your party.</br></br> Funny yet heart-wrenching, <em>The Middle Place</em> is about being a parent and a child at the same time. It is about the special double-vision you get when you are standing with one foot in each place. It is about the family you make and the family you came from--and locating, navigating, and finally celebrating the place where they meet. It is about reaching for life with both hands--and finding it.</br></br></div>

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