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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>
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 Force of Character: And the Lasting Life
by James Hillman

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English

Pages

270

Publication Date

November 07, 2012

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In his bestselling <i>The Soul's Code</i>, James Hillman    restored passion and meaning to the concept of identity, arguing that each of us is born with an innate character, the "daimon" or "spirit" that calls us  to what we are meant to be. Now, in <b>The Force of Character</b>, Hillman brings the idea of character full circle, offering a revolutionary new vision of life's most feared and misunderstood chapter: old age.<br />    <br /> "Aging is no accident," Hillman writes. "It is necessary to the human condition, intended by the soul." We become more characteristic of who we are simply by lasting into later years; the older we become, the more our true natures emerge. Thus the final years have a very important purpose: the fulfillment and confirmation of one's character.<br />      <br />Contrary to the current genetic determinism that sees increased longevity as a wasted aberrance created by civilization, <b>The Force of Character</b> presents an explosive new thesis: The changes of old age, even the debilitating ones, have purposes and values organized by the psyche. Memory for recent events may falter, offering more place for long-term recollections. A heart condition in later life brings an opportunity to remove blockages from constricted relationships, while changes in sleep patterns allow the old to experience the profound elements of nighttime that we usually overlook. As Hillman says, "Aging makes metaphors of biology."<br />   <br />In this empowering and original work, James Hillman resurrects the ancient, widespread, and socially effective idea of the old person as "ancestor," a model for the young, the bearer of a society's cultural memory and traditions. America disregards old people who aren't young-acting and young-looking. We don't realize that "oldness" is an archetypal state of being that can add value and luster to things we treasure, places we revere, and people's character. When we open our imaginations to the idea of the ancestor, aging can free us from convention and transform us into a force of nature, releasing our deepest beliefs for the benefit of society.  For all who read it, <b>The Force of Character</b> will be a seminal,  life-affirming experience.
Aging: An Apprenticeship
by Nan Narboe

Language

English

Pages

295

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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Nan Narboe's 56 thoughtfully selected essays offer an intimate and lyrical account of aging through the decades. <br /><br />Authors Judy Blume, Andrew McCarthy, Gloria Steinem, Donald Hall, David Shields, Ursula K. Le Guin and others draw from their own experiences, describing a specific decade’s losses and gains to form a complex and unflinching portrait of the years from nearing fifty to ninety and beyond. <br /><br />In six sections, these detail-rich essays paint an accessible picture of nearing 50, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, the 90s and beyond with equal parts humor and insight. <br /><br />Drawing on seven decades worth of experiences, the selected essays offer a clear-eyed composition of narratives, each narrative as important as the one before it. In Paul Casey's "Katie Couric Is No Friend of Mine," a colonoscopy, not a red convertible, marks his initiation into mid-life. Germaine Koh, in "Thoughts on Aging," is the oldest player in her roller derby league, confounded by her changing body. Ursula K. Le Guin’s "Dogs, Cats, and Dancers: Thoughts about Beauty” meditates on human self-consciousness—it is aging humans who find their bodies surprising. And in "Death," Donald Hall rejects euphemisms: he’s not going to “pass away;” he’s going to die.
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>
Activities for the Family Caregiver: Frontal Temporal Dementia / ...
by , Robert Brennan

Language

English

Pages

106

Publication Date

October 08, 2017

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This book is a basic starting point for caregivers of those with Frontal Lobe Dementia. Whether you are a full time caregiver or family member or friend who is helping a full time family caregiver, this book provides the core points to help you with the "how to's" of engaging your loved one. Designed as a short, but powerful read, we have combined the efforts and specialties of industry experts and two decades of family care into a guide that hammers home the core points to help even the most experienced caregiver with reminders to fall back on when they are having a bad day themselves. <br /><br />This book does not have a listing of hundreds of activities to do with your loved one. It teaches you how to engage them. Learn core communication and engagement strategies to improve time spent with your loved one. Gain new insight as you learn the "how to's" and "why" techniques of activities of daily living and leisure. <br />For a book of activities, please see the NAAP Activity Lesson Plan book sold by Amazon by copying and pasting this address into your browser: amazon.com/Caregiver-Activity-Lesson-Plans-Professionals/dp/1515219658/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8<br /><br />TOPICS COVERED IN THIS BOOK<br />Frontotemporal Dementia, Frontal Lobe Dementia, and Pick's Disease Overview<br />Family, Friends and the Benefits of Activities<br />Know Your Loved One-Information Gathering and Assessment<br />Communicating and Motivating for Success<br />Customary Routines and Preferences<br />Planning and Executing Activities<br />Leisure Activity Categories - Types, Topics, and Tips<br />Activities of Daily Living - Tips and Suggestions<br />Home Preparation<br />Personal History Form<br />The Activities for the Family Caregiver book series embodies the mission of R.O.S. Therapy Systems: To improve quality of life for seniors and their caregivers by teaching the basics of caregiving and communication over and over and over again. Our goal is for the core principals of caregiving to become second nature so when you, the caregiver, are having a bad day, the training kicks in to turn that day around through successful engagement of your loved one.
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>
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.
A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents--and Ourselves
by Jane Gross

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

April 26, 2011

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Just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent—and yourself—from Jane Gross in <i>A Bittersweet Season<br /><br /></i>As painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them.<br />Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged. <br />Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin staffing of assisted living or the solitude of being at home, even with round-the-clock help. <br /><b><br />Important Facts<br /></b>Every state has its own laws, eligibility standards, and licensing requirements for financial, legal, residential, and other matters that affect the elderly, including qualification for Medicare. Assume anything you understand in the state where your parents once lived no longer applies if they move.<br />Many doctors will not accept new Medicare patients, nor are they legally required to do so, especially significant if a parent is moving a long distance to be near family in old age.<b><br /></b>An adult child with power of attorney can use a parent’s money for legitimate expenses and thus hasten the spend-down to Medicaid eligibility. In other words, you are doing your parent no favor—assuming he or she is likely to exhaust personal financial resources—by paying rent, stocking the refrigerator, buying clothes, or taking him or her to the hairdresser or barber.<b><br /></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Bettyville: A Memoir
by George Hodgman

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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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