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Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, ...
by Barbara Ehrenreich

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller! </b><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>From the celebrated author of <i>Nickel and Dimed</i>, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better.</b><br /><div><b><br /></b><div>A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture.</div><div><br />But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Starting with the mysterious and seldom-acknowledged tendency of our own immune cells to promote deadly cancers, Ehrenreich looks into the cellular basis of aging, and shows how little control we actually have over it. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor.<br /><br />We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book.<br /><br />Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, NATURAL CAUSES examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end -- while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.<br /><br /> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px} </style></div></div> </div>
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>
The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat
by , M.D. La Puma John

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

September 07, 2010

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<h4 align="center">Food Can Make You Younger!</h4><p align="left">Dr. Michael Roizen presents his program for eating the RealAge way: a diet that is good for your overall health, plus works to delay or even reverse aging. If there's one thing you will learn from this book, it's that no matter who you are, if you eat foods that are high in nutrients and low in calories you will be on the road to renewed health and vitality.<h4 align="center">The RealAge Diet Shows You How To:</h4><ul><li>Use foods to regain the energy of your youth</li><li>Eat nutritiously while still enjoying delicious food choices</li><li>Choose the right vitamins and supplements to keep you young</li><li>Modify various popular weight-loss diets to maximize their age-reducing benefits</li><li>Read between the lines of restaurant menus to find the most healthful options</li><li>Make your RealAge younger with every bite</li></ul>
The Wonder Years: 40 Women over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty, and S...
by Leslie Leyland Fields

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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Women past a certain age often feel like they are fading into the background of life. The nest is emptying, limitations are increasing, and fear about aging and the years ahead grow. Even women of faith can feel a waning sense of value, regardless of biblical examples of godly women yielding fruit long after their youth is gone. But despite a youth-obsessed culture, the truth is that the second half of life can often be the richest.<br /><br />It's time to stop dreading and start embracing the wonder of life after 40. Here, well-known women of faith from 40 to 85 tackle these anxieties head-on and upend them with humor, sass, and spiritual wisdom. These compelling and poignant first-person stories are from amazing and respected authors including:<br /><br />Lauren F. Winner<br />Joni Eareckson Tada<br />Elisa Morgan<br />Madeleine L'Engle<br />Kay Warren<div><span>Jill Kandel on 'Tilting Toward' and on 'The Legacy We Leave Behind.'</span><br /><br />These women provide much-needed role models--not for aging gracefully but for doing so honestly, faithfully, and with eyes open to wonder and deep theology along the way. Each essay provides insight into God's perspective on these later years, reminding readers that it's possible to serve the kingdom of God and His people even better with a little extra life experience to guide you. <br /><br /><i>The Wonder Years</i> is an inspiring and unforgettable guide to making these years the most fruitful and abundant of your life. </div>
Old In Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over
by Nell Irvin Painter

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 19, 2018

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<b>One of <i>O: The Oprah Magazine</i>'s Top Books of Summer<br /><br /><br /><br />"<i>Old in Art School</i> is a glorious achievement—bighearted and critical, insightful and entertaining. This book is a cup of courage for everyone who wants to change their lives." —Tayari Jones, author of <i>An American Marriage</i> and <i>Silver Sparrow</i></b> <br /><br /><br />Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school—in her sixties—to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived.<br /><br /><br />How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, “You will never be an artist”? Who defines what “An Artist” is and all that goes with such an identity, and how are these ideas tied to our shared conceptions of beauty, value, and difference?<br /><br /><br /><i>Old in Art School</i> is Nell Painter’s ongoing exploration of those crucial questions. Bringing to bear incisive insights from two careers, Painter weaves a frank, funny, and often surprising tale of her move from academia to art.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Pelvic Surgery in the Elderly: An In...
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

425

Publication Date

May 27, 2017

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This text provides a comprehensive, state of the art review of this field and will serve as a resource for urologists, colorectal surgeons, geriatricians, and gynecologists as well as researchers interested in neuromuscular phenomena in the pelvis. The book also reviews new data regarding risk factors for pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and profiles new minimally invasive surgical strategies for well known pelvic disease processes. Each chapter is chock full of data from landmark trials which have been published over the past few years and placed in context with respect to current management techniques for pelvic floor disorders. <div>Written by experts in their field, <i>Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Pelvic Surgery in the Elderly: An Integrated Approach </i>provides a concise yet comprehensive summary to help guide patient management.​</div>
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>
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.
Brought To Our Senses: A Family Saga Novel
by Kathleen H. Wheeler

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<b><div><b>2018 Kindle Book Awards Top 20 Literary Fiction Winner</b></div><div><b></b></div></b> <b><div><b></b></div><br />Dementia is a family affair with the power to harm and heal</b> in this intimate medical drama that's a cross between <i>Still Alice</i> by Lisa Genova and <i>The Glass Castle</i> by Jeannette Walls.<br /><br />"A profound analysis of complicated family dynamics ... Wheeler's gripping novel is ambitious..." --<b><i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br />"Very highly recommended as a striking jewel that is a glowing standout ... tense, gripping, and eye-opening..." --<b><i>Midwest Book Review</i></b><br /><br />Favorite daughter Elizabeth Miller wants to do the right thing when faced with a family crisis. Her beloved mother Janice receives a deadly Alzheimer's diagnosis, and her troubled siblings tailspin toward their last resort with disastrous fallout.<br /><br />Elizabeth soon exposes her mother's long-held secret, which lies at the root of her family's problems. With the parents and siblings she thought she knew turned upside down, she struggles to find her way back home through the heartland of elder care in this realistic and poignant family portrait as memorable as <i>The Notebook</i> by Nicholas Sparks and as touching as <i>The Things We Keep</i> by Sally Hepworth.<br /><br /><b>Will Elizabeth and her family survive a heartbreaking past and their mother's tragic fate?</b><br /><br />Exploring the importance of family and healing power of forgiveness, <i>Brought to Our Senses </i>is the critically acclaimed winner of five literary awards for fiction: Kindle Book Awards, Writer's Digest Book Awards, Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Readers' Favorite Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards.<br /><br />Literature & Fiction Categories: Medical Fiction, Alzheimer's Disease, Family Life, Family Sagas, Domestic Life, Mothers and Children, Sisters, Eldercare, Divorce, Siblings, Aging Parents, Family Relationships, Contemporary Women, United States/American.<ul> </ul>
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.

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