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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>
Make Space: A Minimalist's Guide to the Good and the Extraordinar...
by Regina Wong

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<DIV>We simply have too much stuff in our lives. Burdened by our heavy consumerist culture to continually own and consume without purpose, we lose ourselves to debt, dissatisfaction, and despair. If having more, doing more, and being more does not allow us to live abundantly, what can?<BR><BR>Minimalism can make all the difference. A minimalist life removes non-essentials and clutter—whether it’s physical clutter in your home or a cluttered mental state that holds you back from your goals— and makes space for only the most important things that truly add value and joy. <EM>Make Space</EM> offers you the tools to achieve this transformative mindset shift by marrying minimalist philosophy and principles with practical tips, activities, and action points that will unlock truly simple living. Among others, learn how to:<BR><BR>•Avoid “Stuffocation” by reducing unnecessary possessions<BR>•Declutter your home to create an ideal living space<BR>•Design and efficiently maximize minimalist budgets<BR>•Clear the mind of negative distractions and be intentional<BR>•Avoid emotional drains to be empowered<BR><BR>The art of minimalism requires intentionally purging, building, crafting, and curating the type of life you’ve always wished you lived. And when you’ve finally removed all forms of clutter, you’ll invite all things good and extraordinary into your most intimate spaces.<BR></DIV>
Old Friends
by Tracy Kidder

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

May 20, 2014

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<DIV><B>A Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “touching, funny and inspiring” true story of daily life in a New England nursing home (<I>The New York Times</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> Ninety-year-old Lou quit school after the eighth grade, worked for the rest of his life, and stayed with the same woman for nearly seventy years. Seventy-two-year-old Joe was chief probation officer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, holds a law degree, and has faced the death of a son and the raising of a mentally challenged daughter. Now, the two men are roommates in a nursing home. Despite coming from very different backgrounds, the two become close friends.<BR />  <BR /> Focusing on these two men as well as introducing us to the other aging residents of Linda Manor in Northampton, Massachusetts, literary journalist Tracy Kidder examines the sorrows and joys of growing older and the universal struggle to find meaning in the face of mortality. From the <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling author and National Book Award–winning author of <I>Mountains Beyond Mountains</I>, this is an extraordinary look inside an often-hidden world.<BR />  <BR /> “As in his Pulitzer Prize-winning <I>The Soul of a New Machine</I>, <I>House</I>, and the best-selling <I>Among Schoolchildren</I>, Kidder reveals his extraordinary talent as a storyteller by taking the potentially unpalatable subject of life in a nursing home and making it into a highly readable, engrossing account.” —<I>Library Journal</I><BR />  <BR /> “Rich detail and true-to-the-ear dialogue let the brave and determined elderly speak for themselves—and for the continually surprising potential of the human spirit.” —<I>Kirkus Reviews</I></DIV>
Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Ag...
by Sara Geber

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

April 15, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Over fifty, retiring and childless?</strong></h3><p><strong>Are you among the fifteen million Americans over fifty and childless? Solo aging gracefully and a happy retirement can be yours!</strong></p><p><strong>Baby Boomers retiring:</strong> American Baby boomers are aging and fifteen million of them never had children. Who will take care of them? Unprecedented in U.S. history, this demographic will create challenges for these individuals as well as for society. <em>Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers</em> is a passionate exploration of the path ahead for “Solo Agers.” It includes choices in housing, relationships, legal arrangements, finances and more – and urges the solo ager to plan for the future as though their life and well-being depended on it, as author Sara Zeff Geber believes it will!</p><p><strong>Solo Agers aging well:</strong> In <em>Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers</em>, Sara Zeff Geber, a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior and a Certified Retirement Coach, coins the term “Solo Ager” to refer to the segment of society that either does not have adult children or is single and believes they will be on their own as they grow older. However, it’s not just the Solo Ager that can learn from this book. Financial advisors, elder law and estate attorneys, senior care managers, and others whose clientele is on the far side of sixty will benefit as well.</p><p><strong>Retirement and good living:</strong> With a compelling and readable style, Gerber takes her readers on a journey, starting with the choice for childlessness and why so many boomers were able to make that decision. She then reviews the role of adult children in an aging parent’s world and suggests ways in which Solo Agers can mitigate the absence of adult children by relationship building and rigorous planning for their future. Geber shares her expertise on what constitutes a fulfilling older life and how Solo Agers can maximize their opportunities for financial security, physical health, meaning and purpose in the second half of life and, finally, planning for the end game.</p><p><strong>Retirement guide:</strong> Through stories and narrative, the author explores housing choices, relationships, and building a support system. You will learn about:</p><ul><li>different levels of care and independence in various types of living arrangements</li><li>how to initiate discussions among friends and relatives about end-of-life treatment</li><li>‘what if’ scenarios</li><li>who to talk to about legal and financial decisions</li></ul><p>Geber's stories of Solo Agers are gleaned from friends and clients in a variety of circumstances. Each one demonstrates decisions and choices these people have made and illustrates the importance of thinking ahead and taking action now.</p><p><em>Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers</em> is pragmatic and provocative, but softened with humor. Many of the chapters include worksheets or checklists, encouraging the reader to go beyond imagining and begin his or her own planning for the voyage ahead.</p>
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.
The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and ...
by Christiane Northrup

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English

Pages

770

Publication Date

January 03, 2012

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Dr. Christiane Northrup’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Wisdom of Menopause has inspired more than a million women with a dramatically new vision of midlife—and will continue to do so for generations to come. As Dr. Northrup has championed, the “change” is not simply a collection of physical symptoms to be “fixed,” but a mind-body revolution that brings the greatest opportunity for growth since adolescence. The choices a woman makes now—from the quality of her relationships to the quality of her diet—have the power to secure vibrant health and well-being for the rest of her life. Now completely revised, this groundbreaking classic draws on the current research and medical advances in women’s health, and includes: a new section on sex after 50—and how, if need be, you can rejuvenate your sex life; updated mammogram guidelines—and how thermography improves breast health; the latest on the glycemic index, optimal blood sugar levels, and ways to prevent diabetes; dietary guidelines revealing that hidden sugar—not dietary fat—is the main culprit in heart disease, cancer, and obesity; all you need to know about perimenopause and why it’s critical to your well-being; a vital program for ensuring pelvic health during and after menopause; and strategies to combat osteoporosis and strengthen bones for life. With this trusted resource, Dr. Christiane Northrup shows that women can make menopause a time of personal empowerment—emerging wiser, healthier, and stronger in both mind and body than ever before.
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella
by Fredrik Backman

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English

Pages

97

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<b>A little book with a big heart!</b><BR> <BR>“I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.” —Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice<BR><BR>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>A Man Called Ove</i>,<i> My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,</i> and <i>Britt-Marie Was Here</i> comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.<BR> <BR>With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance
by Bob Buford

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English

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224

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March 08, 2011

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<p><strong>Updated and expanded for a new generation of leaders, Bob Buford’s bestseller shows you how to make the second half of life more rewarding than the first.</strong></p><p>Are you ready to move into the second half of your life? Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you want to <em>do</em> with the rest of your life.</p><p>In <em>Halftime</em>, Buford focuses on this important time of transition—the time when, as he says, a person moves beyond the first half of the game of life. It’s halftime, a time of revitalization and for catching a new vision for living the second half, the half where life can be lived at its most rewarding. As Buford explains, “My passion is to multiply all that God has given me, and in the process, give it back.”</p><p>Features of this newly updated and expanded 20<sup>th</sup> Anniversary edition include a foreword by Jim Collins, the bestselling author of <em>Good to Great</em>; new questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter; brand new “halftime” stories of men and women enjoying a second half of significance; specific halftime assignments to guide readers into their second-half mission; an essay by Bob on “The Wisdom of Peter Drucker”; a special update from the author on how the halftime movement is growing nationally, and links to outstanding resources.</p>
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
by Joan Chittister

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

January 02, 2014

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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.</div>
Managing Elder Care from Afar: A Practical Guide for Busy People
by Diane Dagefoerde

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English

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Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<h1>A Book Designed for Distance Caregivers<br /></h1><p>Whether you live 10, 100 or 1,000 miles away, Managing Elder Care from Afar will help you stay organized, save time and manage your parent's care from anywhere. <br /></p><p>Distance caregivers are people who manage care for a loved one primarily by phone, video conferencing, email, and/or the internet. Perhaps you are one already. Or maybe it's a looming necessity that seems impossible to achieve. But now there's good news.<br /></p><p></p><p>This book will help you learn how to manage caregiving quickly by answering some of the questions you might be struggling with right now such as:</p><ul><li>How do I navigate difficult conversations about the need for coordinated care and get past "I refuse to move" discussion enders?<br /></li><li>How do I get my siblings or other family members to pitch in and help out?<br /></li><li>How do I know what's really going on when I can't be there to see it firsthand?<br /></li><li>How do I use durable power of attorney to manage my parent's finances?<br /></li><li>How do I protect my parent from identity theft?<br /></li><li>When should I use medical power of attorney to make health care decisions on their behalf?<br /></li><li>What's the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?<br /></li><li>Does my parent need long-term care insurance?<br /></li><li>How do I compare eldercare at home with assisted living costs?<br /></li> <li>What are the 5 signs it's time to consider a move to assisted living?<br /></li><li> How can I plan for my parent's future care?!<br /></li></ul><p>Wherever you are in this daunting process, this book will help you manage all aspects of your parent's care from afar by systematizing as many routine caregiving activities as possible, organizing all the information you need at your fingertips, and documenting things so that others CAN help you.<br /></p>

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