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Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide For Stressed Out...
by , Irwin Lebow

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

August 02, 2011

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<strong>Do You Have<br /> An Aging Parent Who</strong> --<p></p><ul><li>Blames you for everything that goes wrong?</li><li>Cannot tolerate being alone, wants you all the time?</li><li>Is obsessed with health problems, real, or imagined?</li><li>Make unreasonable and/or irrational demands of you?</li><li>Is hostile, negative and critical?</li></ul><p></p> <p>Coping with these traits in parents is an endless high-stress battle for their children. Though there's no medical defination for "difficult" parents, you know when you have one. While it's rare for adults to change their ways late in life, you can stop the vicious merry-go-round of anger, blame, guilt and frustration.</p><p>For the first time, here's a common-sense guide from professionals, with more than two decades in the field, on how to smooth communications with a challenging parent. Filled with practical tips for handling contentious behaviors and sample dialogues for some of the most troubling situations, this book addresses many hard issues, including:</p><li> How to tell your parent he or she cannot live with you. </li><li> How to avoid the cycle of nagging and recriminations</li><li> How to prevent your parent's negativity from overwhelming you. </li><li> How to deal with an impaired parent who refuses to stop driving.</li><li> How to asses the risk factors in deciding whether a parent is still able to live alone.</li>
The Faith-Filled Grandmother: Promises, Prayers & Practical Advic...
by Teresa Kindred

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>A prayerful guidebook and spiritual resource for the modern-day Nana</b><br /><br /> Grandmothers, with their lifetime of experience, have more wisdom than anyone since Solomon. Nanas, simply put, have a hotline to God! But how can she fulfill her role as a godly grandma today? The modern-day grandmother faces challenges that were unheard of a few decades ago, with the Internet at our fingertips, daily advances in technology, and evolving family structures and traditions. How can she leave her spiritual legacy as mentor and counselor?<br /><br /><i>The Faith-Filled Grandmother</i> provides a spiritual blueprint to help reverse, or at best mitigate, the impact of a transient society, fragmented families, and strained relationships, all while sustaining godly Christian traditions that many say is lacking in today’s families. Writing with grace, humor, and insight, Teresa Kindred tackles Nana’s modern-day hopes and fears and provides strategies to handle topics like:<br />   <ul><li>Being a long-distance grandparent</li><li>Navigating difficult relationships with adult children</li><li>Keeping your children spiritually focused in a material world</li><li>The physical challenges of being a grandmother</li><li>Raising your grandchildren as a primary caregiver</li><li>Multigenerational families under the same roof</li><li>And more!</li></ul> With accompanying scriptures, devotions, and prayers, <i>The Faith-Filled Grandmother</i> will inspire, empower, and relay God’s promises to a new generation of grandmothers—from fearful first-time nanas to seasoned grandmothers—as well as new parents and women’s ministry pastors. A grandmother’s wisdom will never go out of fashion!
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

Language

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>
If I Live to Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians
by Neenah Ellis

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

February 26, 2010

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<b>A beautifully written and elegantly wise book that takes us inside the world of centenarians and invites us to learn from them firsthand the art of living well for an exceptionally long period of time.</b><br /><br /> Neenah Ellis always wanted to live to 100, and her fascination led her to interview centenarians from all over the US about what life was like at the very beginning of the century, and how things have changed over time. Ellis, a producer for National Public Radio, spent an unforgettable year traveling with her tape recorder and listening to the stories of America’s oldest men and women. She met a couple who courted by horse and sleigh in Vermont during the winter of 1918, and she spent a week with the oldest living black lesbian in America. She visited a nationally known expert on dyslexia who published a book at 96 and whose great-great-grandfather was a colonel in Washington’s army; and she met Anna Wilmot, the row-boating centenarian from New England who captured the hearts of thousands of NPR listeners with her confession that she swims in the buff only “when it’s foggy and there’s no fisherman around.” <br /><br /> Originally conceived as an American history project, Ellis’s year of interviews became much more, a personal journey of growth and transformation. After two decades of acting as the reporter and inquisitor, Ellis finally shifted gears and was able in the process of these conversations to start really listening. Once she had put away the exigencies of her cusp-of-the-millennium life—her deadlines, the intense focus on current events, the endless e-mail and ringing phones—she began to learn the kinds of things that we do from much older people. She started to connect in her conversations with them, and to see the virtue of looking forward, as the centenarians did, not backward. They reminded her that the moment—this very moment that we’re in right now—is precious and fine. And that the true richness of life is to be found in each other—in our marriages and friendships, in the intellectual life that we share with each other, and in the ways that we become connected. Their stories add up to a course in living well, with lessons and inspiration for all of us.
Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Old...
by John Leland

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<p>A <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller!</p><p><b>An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, <i>Happiness Is </i><i>a Choice You Make </i>weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”— those eighty-five and up.</b></p><p>In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of <i>The New York Times</i> to meet members of America’s fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise.</p><p><i>Happiness Is a Choice You Make</i> is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to “live better”—informed by those who have mastered the art.</p>
Being With Dementia: A Soulful Approach
by Miekka Zanders

Language

English

Pages

65

Publication Date

November 04, 2019

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<p>Individuals with dementia demonstrate presence every day, and they ask us to enter their world; they ask us to connect with them. <br /></p><p>Through my personal journey, I have learned that true connection is about giving our complete attention to the person sitting next to us. It's about being present—with our spouse or partner, children, friends, coworkers and even our pets. It takes commitment and it is hard work, but ultimately it provides life's greatest reward: a sense of love and belonging.</p><p>This book is a compilation of stories to illustrate the power of presence when caring for individuals who have dementia, along with valuable insights and practical tips that caregivers can immediately apply to improve the quality of life for all involved.</p>
I Feel Bad About My Neck
by Nora Ephron

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 01, 2006

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<p>With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i>, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.</p><p>Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i> is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.</p>
Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being
by MD, Andrew Weil

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 26, 2008

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A unique book about aging that draws on the science of biogerontology as well as on the secrets of healthy longevity, from the renowned Dr. Andrew Weil.<br /><br /> In each of his widely acclaimed, best-selling books, Dr. Andrew Weil has been an authoritative and companionable guide through a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to health and healthy living. Dr. Weil explains that there are a myriad of things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all phases of life. Hugely informative, practical, and uplifting, <i>Healthy Aging</i> is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Weil our most trusted source on healthy living. <br />  <br /> With detailed information on: <br /> -Learning to eat right: Following the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Weil’s guide to the nutritional components of a healthy lifestyle<br /> -Separating myth from fact about the would-be elixirs of life extension — herbs, hormones, and anti-aging “medicines”<br /> -Learning exercise, breathing and stress-management techniques to benefit your mind and body<br /> -Understanding the science behind the aging process<br /> -Keeping record of your life lessons to share with loved ones<br />  <br /> <i>Healthy Aging </i>features a glossary, an appendix summarizing the Anti-Inflammatory Diet and an appendix of additional resources.
Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
by Margaret Renkl

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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From <i>New York Times</i> opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family—and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.<br /><br /><br /><br />Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents—her exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father—and of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child’s transition to caregiver.<br /><br /><br /><br />And here, braided into the overall narrative, Renkl offers observations on the world surrounding her suburban Nashville home. Ringing with rapture and heartache, these essays convey the dignity of bluebirds and rat snakes, monarch butterflies and native bees. As these two threads haunt and harmonize with each other, Renkl suggests that there is astonishment to be found in common things: in what seems ordinary, in what we all share. For in both worlds—the natural one and our own—“the shadow side of love is always loss, and grief is only love’s own twin.”<br /><br /><br /><br />Gorgeously illustrated by the author’s brother, Billy Renkl, <i>Late Migrations</i> is an assured and memorable debut.
When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers ...
by Angel Smits

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

June 05, 2017

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Nearly five million families deal with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia on a daily basis. They do this with little training, and often only their good intentions guide them. <i>When Reasoning No Longer Works</i> is the training manual these family caregivers have been searching for.<br /><br />Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most importantly, how to deal with its effects.<br />Bulleted lists clearly explain:<br /><br />• How to avoid a catastrophic reaction<br />• Specific approaches for aggressive behavior<br />• How to deal with disruptive behaviors<br />• Ways to diminish wandering<br />• What to do when a wanderer is missing<br />• When to look for outside help<br /><br />You’ll also follow the story of Lou and Rose, a couple who share their lives with Alzheimer’s disease. Together, they find the answers to questions caregivers and victims are sometimes afraid to ask.<br /><br />(with foreword by Dr. Randall J. Bjork)<br /><br />"Sixteen years ago, my father, Charles, died as the result of AD. For many years to come, I knew that I had failed him. I wish I knew then what I read about now in When Reasoning No Longer Works. The stress of living with an Alzheimer’s patient in the family can be heart-wrenching, but this book provides hope and help.” — Jeanie M, daughter and caregiver

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