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

Language

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

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>
Ich bleibe bei dir : Das Sterben zuhause begleiten (German Editio...
by , Sabine Wiedemann

Language

German

Pages

51

Publication Date

December 17, 2017

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Sterbende zu Hause zu begleiten, war vor nicht allzu langer Zeit noch ganz normal. Wir können nur leider nicht auf die Erfahrungen zurückgreifen, die Menschen früher mit dem Sterben in den Familien machen konnten. Die Wege müsse wieder neu entwickelt und gefunden werden. <br />Das Sterben und die Sterbenden zurück in Familie und Freundeskreis zu holen, ist eine Bereicherung. Viele professionelle Angebote stehen heute pflegenden Angehörigen und Freunden zur Verfügung, doch keine Professionalität kann leisten, was Liebe, Mut und Kreativität vermögen.<br />Dieser Ratgeber ermutigt Sie, sich in den ebenso anstrengenden wie bereichernden Prozess hineinzubegeben, das Menschsein in seiner Gänze und bis zur Vollendung des Lebens zu erfahren. Sie können sich vorbereiten auf das, was kommen mag, und immer wird es anders sein, als Sie es sich vorstellen konnten. Doch wenn Sie eingestimmt sind, wird der Weg unter Ihren Füßen entstehen. Diese Broschüre dient der Einstimmung und Bekräftigung Ihres inneren Wissens, Ihrer Instinkte. Und gleichgültig, wo das Sterben Ihrer Angehörigen, Ihrer Freunde stattfindet, entscheiden Sie: „Ich bleibe bei Dir.“<br />
The California Guide to Growing Old Without Going Broke
by Joel Weissler

Language

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.
Dementia or Alzheimer's: A Daughter's Guide to Home Care from the...
by Robin Gail

Language

English

Pages

209

Publication Date

December 04, 2017

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<b><i></i></b><i><h1><b>“<u>Is it dementia or Alzheimer’s</u>?”</b></h1><h3>Or is it simply memory loss as we age? One of the first questions we ask when elderly folks begin to show cognitive impairment.</h3></i><br /><p>If you are one of over 44 million caregivers in the world, you may be searching for information to assist and guide you through the course of your loved one’s illness and the different Alzheimer stages. Robin Gail provides a personal look from a family caregiver perspective inside the daunting reality of the onset of dementia and progression into its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease. Other forms include frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body dementia as well as vascular dementia.</p><p>This enlightening book offers support and encouragement for those who are caring for a loved one. You will discover ways to face and navigate the issues and difficult decisions you may confront on a daily basis. You will find suggestions and strategies to help maintain your own personal life, avoid caregiver depression, manage your own stress and fatigue and avoid burnout as you care for your loved one.</p><p><b></b></p><h3><b>Dementia or Alzheimer’s?</b></h3>delves into the importance of entering your loved one’s new reality and providing them with compassionate care and unconditional love as you honor their life. You will find there can be unexpected moments of joy, humor, and countless wonderful memories made as you go through this journey.<br /><p></p><p><b></b></p><h3><b>You will learn:</b></h3><ul><li>How to deal with your suspicion and realization that your loved one may have some form of dementia</li><li>How to accept that they are ill</li><li>Important planning efforts to be undertaken, both financially and legally</li><li>The straightforward approach of ideas and methods used that assisted Robin Gail and her husband in their quest to provide the best quality of life for her beloved mother</li><li>Practical ways to make yours and your loved one’s life as normal as possible as you are faced with daily challenges</li><li>Ways to keep yourself healthy and relieve your stress and emotional strain, and ways to manage the immense daily challenges of being a family caregiver</li><li>Various options you may have for a higher level of care, when needed, and different types of housing for your loved one</li><li>The importance of celebrating their life</li><li>Valuable resources listed at the end of this book</li></ul><br />Robin Gail has put her insights and practical suggestions and solutions for home care into this informative book designed to inspire and uplift caregivers as they struggle through the complexities of dementia.<br />
Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go
by Marni Jameson

Language

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

Language

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>
Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living
by , Ramie Liddle

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p>When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma—newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage—rose to her full height of five feet and told the doctor, “I’m ninety years old. I’m hitting the road.” </p><p>And so Miss Norma took off on an unforgettable around-the-country journey in a thirty-six-foot motor home with her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their dog Ringo. </p><p>As this once timid woman says “yes” to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon, and mounts up for a horseback ride. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma’s health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life—strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts.</p><p>Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian’s wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, <em>Driving Miss Norma</em> is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road. It portrays a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer.</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>
Bettyville: A Memoir
by George Hodgman

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

March 10, 2015

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD<br /><br /> “A beautifully crafted memoir, rich with humor and wisdom.” —Will Schwalbe, author of <i>The End of Your Life Book Club</i></b><br /><br />“The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George Hodgman reaps that humor with great charm. But then he plunges deep, examining the warm yet fraught relationship between mother and son with profound insight and understanding.” —Alison Bechdel, author of <i>Fun Home</i><br /></b><br />When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself—an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook—in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can’t bring himself to force her from the home both treasure—the place where his father’s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.<br /><br />As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty’s life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town—crumbling but still colorful—to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of <i>The End of Your Life Book Club </i>and <i>The Tender Bar</i>, Hodgman’s <i>New York Times</i> bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son’s return.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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