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Nobody Told Me: Love in the Time of Dementia
by S.R. Karfelt

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English

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Publication Date

May 18, 2017

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A heartfelt story of respect, heartbreak, and love…<br /><br />Saffi falls in love with and marries her mad scientist, never expecting to find the most profound friendship of her life with his mother, Gummy. She doesn’t particularly care for the woman, and the feeling seems to be mutual.<br /><br />Thrown together by circumstance, they forge a bond based on necessity, animosity, and begrudging respect. Neither knows it will last long after they no longer recognize each other. Memory loss changes more than the person who can’t remember. It changes those who can’t forget.<br /><br />Nobody Told Me is the story of a complicated and powerful relationship—the love between two women who love the same man and the struggle to hold on as dementia erases past, present, and future.
Mobility for Seniors: The Uber-Lyft Way
by D C Robinson

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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This large-print book is for every senior who wants to keep the mobility that they consider essential to maintaining their quality of life. Two options are available to you, UBER and LYFT. If you're not sure how to request rides with Uber or Lyft, this book tells you how to download the apps and how to set up accounts. Then it leads you step-by-step through the process of requesting rides to get places on your own. If you think you can no longer go to church, think again. If you want to go to the shopping mall, you can. If you and some friends want to try out a new restaurant, try it. Don't hold back. You can get back your travel independence.
Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother
by Meg Federico

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

February 06, 2009

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The adventure begins when Meg’s mother, Addie, vacationing in Florida, takes a spill. At the hospital, Addie bolts upright on her gurney and yells “I demand an autopsy!” before passing out cold.<br /><br />“One minute, she is unconscious, the next, she’s nuts,” observes Meg Federico in this hilarious and poignant memoir of taking care of eighty-year-old Addie and her relatively new (and equally old) husband, Walter, in their not-so-golden years. <br /><br />Addie’s accident is a portent of things to come over the next two years as Meg oversees her mother’s home care in the Departure Lounge, the nickname Meg gives Addie and Walter’s house in suburban New Jersey. It is a place of odd behaviors and clashing caregivers, where chaos and confusion reign supreme.<br /><br />Meg had expected that Addie and Walter would settle into a Rockwellian dotage of docile dependency. Instead the pair regress into terrible teens. Meg watches from the sidelines in disbelief as her mother and stepfather, forbidden by doctors to drink, conspire to order cases of scotch by phone; as Addie’s attendant accuses the evening staff of midnight voodoo; as the increasingly demented Walter’s sex drive becomes unbridled and mail-order sex aids are delivered to the front door. Meg jumps in to cope with the pandemonium–even as she struggles to manage her own family back in Nova Scotia.<br /><br />With a fresh voice and a keen eye for the absurd, Meg Federico writes a story that will resonate with the generation now caring for their parents. <i>Welcome to the Departure Lounge</i> is a moving and madcap chronicle of a family–their moments of joy, the memories they’d rather forget, and the just plain loopiness of their situation. “How’s life at the Departure Lounge?” Meg’s brother asks. Meg doesn’t know where to start. “Let’s just say the drinks are outrageous, and they never run out of nuts.”<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Hive: The Simple Guide to Multigenerational Living: How our Famil...
by Lisa M. Cini

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English

Pages

115

Publication Date

May 14, 2017

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4-Generations live under one roof in Columbus, Ohio, and they’ve figure out to make it work. Dividing responsibilities and chores, re-designing some physical spaces for privacy, and reconfiguring others into common areas for all to gather and enjoy living together. <br /><br />This tale of Heartache, Heroism and Hope is one family’s multi-generational social experiment, which encompasses kids in their teens, parents in their 40’s, grandparents in their 70’s and a 90+ great-grandmother. Together, as they navigate the joys and challenges that come with aging in America, they’re also answering the question “How does family help you thrive at home when you’re old?” An Alzheimer’s/Dementia diagnosis adds a layer of complexity, yet the family resolves to keep their eldest at home for as long as she’s happy, safe and engaged in life. The younger generation learns much from their elders, and the elders from their children, and while mastering the use of technology and new family systems; they’re also mastering the use of humor, tolerance and patience. Ultimately, that’s what makes this 4-Generation experiment a success. <br /><br />Practical design advice and clear-eyed strategies are mixed with personal tips and observations, making it easy to see how anyone can transform their home in into their own multi-generational living situation. Honest stories—funny and poignant, make it easy to see why anyone would want to. The family’s fiascos are counterbalanced by their many successes, the greatest one being that as individuals and as a family, they continue to thrive.<br /><br />“This is not just a book, it’s a MOVEMENT. Lisa Cini did not choose to write HIVE, HIVE chose her.” Kute Blackson, Transformational Teacher and Bestselling Author of YOU.ARE.THE.ONE. <br /><br />Behind the idea for this book is my hope that anyone who picks it up and reads it will see an opportunity to connect, and care for, their family—all different ages of their family—under one roof. This idea is not new; my family just went back to what worked many years ago.<br /><br />It’s very important to me that this book adds great value and insight to your life. I think of it as “cafeteria style.” Pick what you like, turn to which chapter you need. Take what’s valuable and enjoy the meal. Please try not to bite off more than you can chew, not in this book, nor in the idea behind it: Multi-generational living as a positive way to live with your family…your kids, grandparents and great-parents, if you’re fortunate enough to have them with you.<br />
The Ultimate Gift: A Novel (The Ultimate Gift Series)
by Jim Stovall

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English

Pages

165

Publication Date

January 01, 2010

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<DIV>What would you do to inherit a million dollars? Would you be willing to change your life? Jason Stevens is about to find out in Jim Stovall's <I>The Ultimate Gift</I>.<BR /><BR /> Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive their millions with greedy anticipation. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope in the family.<BR /><BR /> "Although to date your life seems to be a sorry excuse for anything I would call promising, there does seem to be a spark of something in you that I hope we can fan into a flame. For that reason, I am not making you an instant millionaire."<BR /> What Stevens does give Jason leads to <I>The Ultimate Gift</I>. Young and old will take this timeless tale to heart.<BR /><BR /><DIV><B>Jim Stovall </B>has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, a successful investment broker and entrepreneur. He is Co-Founder and President of the Narrative Television Network, which makes movies and television accessible for our nation's 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. Although originally designed for the blind and visually impaired, over 60% of NTN's nationwide audience is made up of fully-sighted people who simply enjoy the programming.<BR /><BR /> Jim Stovall hosts the Network's talk show, "NTN Showcase." His guests have included Katharine Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, Carol Channing, Steve Allen, and Eddie Albert, as well as many others. The Narrative Television Network has received an Emmy Award and an International Film and Video Award among its many industry honors.<BR /> NTN has grown to include over 1,200 cable systems and broadcast stations, reaching over 35 million homes in the United States, and NTN is shown in 11 foreign countries.<BR /> Jim Stovall joined the ranks of Walt Disney, Orson Welles, and four United States presidents when he was selected as one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. He has appeared on "Good Morning America" and CNN, and has been featured in <I>Reader's Digest</I>, <I>TV Guide</I> and <I>Time </I>magazine. He is the author of a previous book entitled <I>You Don't Have To Be Blind To See</I>, as well as his new book <I>Success Secrets of Super Achievers</I>. The President's Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year.<BR />  </DIV></DIV>
Senior Living Choices: At Home or In A Home?
by Gail Lawley

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English

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Publication Date

May 29, 2017

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This is a book of LISTS. it is designed to help you remember all the minor things that can affect your decision when you are deciding whether to stay at home, live with your children, I move into a retirement community.<br />The book will not give you guidance as to which option to choose since that is a very individual decision. Ideally this book will be used by the person who is going to be making this choice . <br />Sometimes, however, this decision is made by the children because the parent is unable to do so. I hope that this book will help their children make the right decision for their parent. <br />This book will not discuss the pros and cons of each of these choices, it's simply a list of things you need to think about as you make this decision. It is also not a book to help you decide where you want to live geographically. <br />Choices for Senior Living is an update from the previous book Move Choices this book includes many more suggestions for people who are staying in their home. It has some corrections and additions for people who are thinking of living with family or in a retirement community.
All That Ails You: The Adventures of a Canine Caregiver
by Mark J. Asher

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English

Pages

215

Publication Date

April 24, 2013

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Every dog deserves a forever home and after being mistreated and given up several times, Wrigley has finally found his. The good-natured, smart mutt now spends his days as the house dog at SunRidge Assisted Living, comforting and doting on forty-five seniors. Wrigley has free run of the place—going where he senses he’s needed—but his preferred spot is beside his favorite resident, Marjorie Thompson.<br /><br />A big shift comes to SunRidge when a cranky curmudgeon named Walter Kepsen moves in across the hall from Marjorie. Having arrived reluctantly at the urging of his son, Walter can't stand Wrigley or anything else for that matter. But a dramatic event is about to occur that will shake SunRidge, and make the old man see the house dog in a very different light.<br /><br />Told in Wrigley’s voice, <i>All That Ails You</i> is an endearing story about the power of a dog’s love, when we need it most.
Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living
by , Ramie Liddle

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English

Pages

256

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>
The Expat's Guide to Growing Old in Japan: What You Need to Know
by Wm. Penn

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English

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Publication Date

May 04, 2017

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An eye-opening, informative guide for the adventure of growing old in Japan. Are you aware of the risks lurking behind the Japanese inheritance system? Under the new rules, do you qualify for a Japanese pension after all? Do you know how to minimize your Japanese health care costs? Can you navigate the maze of senior housing options? What can make a Japanese will invalid? <div>Discover all this and much more in this practical, easy-to-follow guide that details the specific paperwork and vocabulary you need to know. Learn what to expect, what to watch out for and where to find help.</div>
Murky Water.: . A Caregiver's Guide to Dealing with Dementia
by Lori Trotter

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English

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Publication Date

May 15, 2017

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Have a loved one with Dementia? Have a lot of questions? Feeling overwhelmed? Murky Water, written by an RN with 39 years of experience of Geripscyhe was written especially for you. Lori Trotter, RN, has outlined a simple guide for care, expectations and places to go for help as well as some very practical suggestions. A must read for dealing with loved ones with dementia

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