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Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
by Renkl Margaret

Language

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.
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 Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lin...
by Nora McInerny

Language

English

Pages

113

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b>From the host of the popular podcast, <i>Terrible, Thanks for Asking</i>, comes a wise, humorous roadmap and caring resource for anyone going through the loss of a loved one—or even a difficult life moment.</b><BR><BR>In the span of a few weeks, thirty-something Nora McInerny had a miscarriage, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband due to a brain tumor. Her life fell apart.<BR> <BR>What Nora discovered during this dark time is that, when you’re in these hard moments, it can feel impossible to feel like even a shadow of the person you once were. People will give you all sorts of advice of how to hold onto your sanity and sense of self. But <i>how </i>exactly? How do you find that person again? Welcome to <i>The</i> <i>Hot Young Widows Club</i>, Nora’s response to the toughest questions about life’s biggest struggles.<BR> <BR><i>The Hot Young Widows Club </i>isn’t just for people who have lost a spouse, but an essential tool for anyone who has gone through a major life struggle. Based on her own experiences and those of the listeners dedicated to her podcast, <i>Terrible, Thanks for Asking</i>, Nora offers wise, heartfelt, and often humorous advice to anyone navigating a painful period in their lives. Full of practical guidance, Nora also reminds us that it’s still okay to laugh, despite your deep grief. She explores how readers can educate the people around them on what to do, what to say, and how to best to lend their support. Ultimately, this book is a space for people to recognize that they aren’t alone, and to learn how to get through life’s hardest moments with grace and humor, and even hope.
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>
Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age (Bloomsbury Sigm...
by Sue Armstrong

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

January 24, 2019

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<b>As featured on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week</b><br /><b><b><br /></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.
Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays from the Grown-up Years
by Cathy Guisewite

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>From the creator of the iconic "Cathy" comic strip comes her first collection of funny, wise, poignant, and incredibly honest essays about being a woman in what she lovingly calls "the panini generation."</b><br /><br />As the creator of "Cathy," Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers more than forty years ago, and has been there ever since. Her hilarious and deeply relatable look at the challenges of womanhood in a changing world became a cultural touchstone for women everywhere. Now Guisewite returns with her signature wit and warmth in this debut essay collection about another time of big transition, when everything starts changing and disappearing without permission: aging parents, aging children, aging self stuck in the middle. <br /><br />With her uniquely wry and funny admissions and insights, Guisewite unearths the humor and horror of everything from the mundane (trying to introduce her parents to TiVo and facing four decades' worth of unorganized photos) to the profound (finding a purpose post-retirement, helping parents downsize their lives, and declaring freedrom from all those things that hold us back). No longer confined to the limits of four comic panels, Guisewite holds out her hand in prose form and becomes a reassuring companion for those on the threshold of "what happens next." Heartfelt and humane and always cathartic, <i>Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault </i>is ideal reading for mothers, daughters, and anyone who is caught somewhere in between.
Winning at Retirement: A Guide to Health, Wealth, and Purpose in ...
by , Kristin Hillsley

Language

English

Pages

268

Publication Date

September 21, 2018

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Do you wish someone would sit you down and say: ”look, this is how you do it” when it comes to retirement? That’s what this book does.<br /><br />If you are worried about retirement, maybe you shouldn't be. About half of American retirees describe their post-work years as the best time of their life. Winning at Retirement is a step-by-step guide to ending up among that happy half. Authors Pat Foley and Kristin Hillsley take a practical, inspirational, and entertaining look at the process of seeking happiness in what could be your most enjoyable years.<br /><br />Winning offers plain language advice on matters like Social Security, Medicare, and investing. But it also emphasizes the importance of seeking a meaningful, impactful identity in the senior years, and describes how to do so. What truly sets the book apart is the crafting of a Retirement Happiness Map, a simple but powerful method for planning all aspects of a blissful retirement.<br /><br />Today’s retirees are plugged-in. They have smart phones, are internet savvy, and follow their grandchildren on Facebook. Winning takes a thoroughly modern look at the subject, describing web tools, apps, TED talks, and the vast world of resources that are at your fingertips in a quest for financial stability, health, and purpose.<br /><br />Step inside, you won’t be disappointed.
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
Living Trusts for Everyone: Why a Will Is Not the Way to Avoid Pr...
by Ronald Farrington Sharp

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<B>Readers say it best: "Very informative." "Saved me a lot of money and headaches!" "Recommend it for everyone who has to plan estates for their elderly parents"</B><BR><BR><I>Living Trusts for Everyone</I> is the best resource for setting up a living trust. Explaining in specific terms what benefits a trust will have, Ronald Farrington Sharp gives the tools necessary to set up a loved one’s trust with no lawyers and no expense.<BR><BR> Wills benefit lawyers. Trusts benefit the clients. Too often lawyers sell wills to clients only to sit back and wait to sell their probate services to their clients’ heirs. Ronald Farrington Sharp describes the best way to handle modern estate planning and details the many advantages trusts have over wills in not only eliminating probate but in also protecting your assets for your heirs. Sharp explains why legal services are not needed to do the clerical work in settling a trust after death. This updated edition includes new information on an array of subjects, including: <ul><li>Elimination of the federal estate tax for most estates due to increased exemption amounts</li><li>Online assets</li><li>The use of passwords, usernames, and websites</li><li>Keeping trustees honest and the process of removing trustees for malfeasance</li><li>Forms for simplifying the planning process</li><li>Strategies to lower attorneys’ fees</li></ul> With no legal jargon, just step-by-step instructions and sample form letters, <I>Living Trusts for Everyone</I> takes the mystery out of the process of setting up a trust.
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.

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