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It's Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Me...
by Julia Cameron

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English

Pages

295

Publication Date

April 19, 2016

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<b>“The book you hold in your hands is the distillate of a quarter century’s teaching. It is my attempt to answer, ‘What next?’ for students who are embarking on their ‘second act.’”</b><br /> <b>—Julia Cameron</b><br />  <br /> Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity, <i>The Artist’s Way</i>. In <i>It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again, </i>she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process. Cameron shows readers that retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time of their lives. <br /><br /> When someone retires, the newfound freedom can be quite exciting, but also daunting. The life that someone had has changed, and the life to come is yet to be defined. In this book, Cameron shows readers how cultivating their creative selves can help them navigate this new terrain. She tells the inspiring stories of retirees who discovered new artistic pursuits and passions that more than filled their days—they nurtured their souls.  <br /><br />This twelve-week course aimed at defining—and creating—the life you want to have as you redefine and re-create yourself, this book includes simple tools that will guide and inspire you to make the most of this time in your life: <br /><br />-  Memoir writing offers an opportunity to reflect on and honor past experience. This book guides you through the daunting task of writing an entire memoir, breaking it down into manageable pieces. <br /> -  Morning Pages—private, stream-of-consciousness writing done daily—allow you to express wishes, fears, delights, resentments, and joys, which in turn, provide focus and clarity for the day at hand.<br /> -  Artist Dates encourage fun and spontaneity.<br /> -  Solo Walks quell anxiety and clear the mind.<br /><br />This fun, gentle, step-by-step process will help you explore your creative dreams, wishes, and desires...and help you quickly find that it’s never too late to begin again.
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>
The Worst Day Of My Life, So Far
by M.A. Harper

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

August 21, 2015

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“Readers… will find themselves laughing out loud and moved to tears. <b>An immense and original talent.</b>” –<i>The TIMES-PICAYUNE (New Orleans)</i><br /><b>IT’S A GOOD DAY WHEN YOU DON'T RESORT TO RAT POISON…</b> M.A. Harper’s <b>acerbic wit</b> offers a <b>wickedly entertaining</b> seat on the always-wild Alzheimer’s ride. Fighting her way back to sleep after her mother’s latest Alzheimer’s-driven 3:00 a.m. ramble, Jeanne Roth reminds herself: Tomorrow will be here soon, and it’s going to be just like today was, like something out of Lewis Carroll on crystal meth. <br /><br />Capturing the hilarity and heartbreak of those who've lost their minds to Alzheimer’s, and the tensile strength of mind required of their caregivers, The Worst Day of My Life, So Far is <b>a thoughtful, powerful book</b> about doing the laundry and going to bed content in the knowledge that you have once again made it through the day without, as Jeanne says, having “yet poisoned her, nor put my head in the oven.”<br /><br />By turns sharp and poignant, Harper is at her most <b>deliciously acidic</b> rehashing the awkward adolescence familiar to most of us, fearlessly probing the questionable decisions of our twenties, and scathingly exposing the failures of our thirties. She lovingly relates Jeanne’s touching memories of her once-beautiful and dauntless mother as Jeanne attempts to reconcile them with the woman who no longer remembers how to use a telephone or toilet tissue. <br /><br />As always, Harper handles the situation with <b>wit and grace, copious amounts of chocolate ice cream – and bourbon.</b><br /><br /><b>WHO WILL LIKE IT:</b> Fans of STILL ALICE and the Julie Christie movie AWAY FROM HER, as well as books like THE HELP and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK--because we're talking funny AND touching here. Also fans of well-written literary fiction that's also unpretentious, down-to-earth, sometime a little outrageous, and makes you laugh out loud.
Answers about the Afterlife: A Private Investigator's 15-Year Res...
by Bob Olson

Language

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.
Retirement Your Way: The No Stress Roadmap for Designing Your Nex...
by , Marilyn Bushey

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English

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Publication Date

March 06, 2019

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It’s time to break the retirement mold and do retirement your way. Whether you want to keep working beyond the traditional retirement years, enjoy a classic retirement playing golf and bridge, go back to school, or start a business, this book offers a clear 7-step roadmap to help you get there and enjoy the journey. Design your dream Next Chapter, using all this book has to off er:•6 lifestyle categories to stimulate your own ideas•7 essential steps to discover and forge the right path for you•Over 50 inspiring personal stories•Conversation starters to spark candid discussions•Evidenced-based practices to increase your longevity, vitality, and more!Packed with practical guidance, useful research, and inspiring stories, Retirement Your Way will motivate you to let go of your stories, add your dreams, and keep exploring. Do it your way. Be a retirement rebel!
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella
by Fredrik Backman

Language

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.
Broken Beauty: Piecing Together Lives Shattered by Early-Onset Al...
by Sarah B. Smith

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English

Pages

333

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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#1 NEW RELEASE IN CHRISTIAN FAITH AND AGING PARENTS & ELDERCARE<br />AMAZON BESTSELLER IN DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE<br /><br />In the world of Early-onset Alzheimer’s, here is a book all about life, love, and hope.<br />Broken Beauty is the story of Sarah Smith’s mother—known as “Beauty” to her family—and her family’s journey through the devastating world of Early-onset Alzheimer’s. Smith was a young mother in her thirties when her own mother’s illness struck, so the family’s shock and pain at the disease’s manifestations is nearly unbearable. Not only is Beauty still young and fit; she is also Sarah’s best friend. This powerful and personal story about a daughter facing the unthinkable and the love she found to carry her through will touch the hearts of everyone who reads it.<br />Sarah Bearden Smith is a housewife, mother of three, and a woman of deep faith, who has lived in Texas all her life. Sarah was born and raised in the Houston area, and remained there until her departure for the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a speech communications major, varsity cheerleader, and a member of Tri Delta sorority. After her marriage to Thad Smith in 2002, the couple moved to Dallas, Texas. During their years in Dallas, Sarah and her husband have served on various boards and committees, including the Greer Garson Gala, Presbyterian Hospital Healthcare Foundation, East-West Ministries, AWARE Dallas, and Providence Christian School of Texas. They actively serve with their children in assisted living and memory care facilities and support organizations such as Council for Life, Alzheimer’s Association, Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, and Community Bible Study. Sarah and her family are members of Watermark Community Church.
Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom: Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflectio...
by Lois Frankel

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English

Pages

184

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<DIV><B>From a<I> New York Times</I></B><B>–bestselling author comes this “book to share with every woman in your family” honoring the wisdom and spirit of older women (Evelyn “Champagne” King).</B><BR />  <BR /> These women have lived decades raising children, caring for husbands, and creating nests out of which children fly to be productive members of society. Often being forced to observe more than participate in the events around them, women have unique insights that can help future generations not merely survive, but thrive.<BR />  <BR /> In <I>Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom</I>, Dr. Lois Frankel gives center stage to these wise women. From Los Angeles, California, to Shanghai, China, women aged seventy and older share thoughts and stories that are heartwarming and hilarious; insightful and witty; philosophical and practical: “When life gives you lemons,” says Jo-Ann Mercurio, born in 1941, “add vodka.”<BR />  <BR /> This book, with lovely illustrations by Lisa Graves, is an important record of women’s reflections on lives well lived. It is sure to be passed from grandmother to daughter to granddaughter.<BR />  <BR /> “I love this book! Wisdom and wit worth remembering and sharing.” —Josh Berman, creator and executive producer, <I>Drop Dead Diva</I> and <I>CSI</I><BR />  <BR /> “It would be a shame if the humor and inspiration from these wise women was lost. Dr. Lois captured their spirits . . . This is truly a good read.” —Evelyn “Champagne” King<BR />  <BR /> “It’s about time for a book like this. For too long the wisdom of older women has gone unnoticed, unappreciated, and undervalued . . . Sure to put a smile on your face and the faces of the women you share it with.” —Rita Coolidge</DIV>
Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age (Bloomsbury Sigm...
by Sue Armstrong

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

January 24, 2019

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<b>'A rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' <i>Nature</i></b><br /><br />The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century – up there with climate change in its potential global impact. Sometime before 2020, the number of people over 65 worldwide will, for the first time, be greater than the number of 0–4 year olds, and it will keep on rising. The strains this is causing on society are already evident as health and social services everywhere struggle to cope with the care needs of the elderly. <br /><br />But why and how do we age? Scientists have been asking this question for centuries, yet there is still no agreement. There are a myriad competing theories, from the idea that our bodies simply wear out with the rough and tumble of living, like well-worn shoes or a rusting car, to the belief that ageing and death are genetically programmed and controlled. <br /><br />In <i>Borrowed Time</i>, Sue Armstrong tells the story of science's quest to understand ageing and to prevent or delay the crippling conditions so often associated with old age. She focusses inward – on what is going on in our bodies at the most basic level of the cells and genes as the years pass – to look for answers to why and how our skin wrinkles with age, our wounds take much longer to heal than they did when we were kids, and why words escape us at crucial moments in conversation.This book explores these questions and many others through interviews with key scientists in the field of gerontology and with people who have interesting and important stories to tell about their personal experiences of ageing.
I Feel Bad About My Neck
by Nora Ephron

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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>

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