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

Language

English

Pages

240

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>
Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go (Downsiz...
by Marni Jameson

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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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.
Murder at the Manor: A Northwest Cozy Mystery (Northwest Cozy Mys...
by Dianne Harman

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

January 20, 2020

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Cecil Boatwright-Jones was the epitome of a crotchety old man<br />So crotchety he was murdered<br />After all, when you’re worth millions<br />And you won’t spend a dime<br />On your run-down English manor, Little Dockery<br />Or your family<br />Or anything else<br />Maybe murder is the answer<br />But it’s never acceptable<br /><br />DeeDee and Jake wish they’d never left Seattle to accept a case in the village of Finchingfield , England. What started out as a wonderful excuse to spend some time in Europe quickly becomes a nightmare. Staying in a manor that has over one hundred rooms and a lot of secrets doesn’t make for pleasant dreams.<br /><br />When everyone hates a man, finding people with a motive is not a problem. What is a problem is too many suspects with very good reasons to commit murder. DeeDee and Jake have another problem. If they don’t find the murderer, there’s a good chance they’ll be the next victims. <br /><br />This is the 12th book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.<br />
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
by Peter Walsh

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<b>Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing!</b><br /><br />Whether you are selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents’ home, sorting through a lifetime’s worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents’ possessions among his family. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. <br /><br />In <i>Let It Go,</i> Peter will help you turn downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways, including how to:<br /><br />• Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing<br />• Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles<br />• Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life<br />• Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members <i>without</i> drama<br /><br />This new phase brings unexpected freedoms and opportunities, and Peter walks you through every step of the process. You’ll feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.
Broken Beauty: Piecing Together Lives Shattered by Early-Onset Al...
by Sarah B. Smith

Language

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.
Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever Reimagined
by Ken Druck

Language

English

Pages

185

Publication Date

June 16, 2017

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<b>“An inspirational guide for aging with confidence packed with insight and wisdom for living life to its fullest. A must read”</b><b> (John Gray, author of <i>Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus</i>).</b><br />  <br /> When it comes to getting older, there are so many destructive and limiting myths, biases, stereotypes, and misconceptions. In this book, Dr. Ken Druck, drawing on both his personal and professional experience, shows how people can make peace with—and find joy in—every stage of life. It offers a refreshingly realistic view of the aging process, touching upon its physical and psychological challenges, its aches and pains and feelings of vulnerability—as well as the new peace, freedom, and confidence it can give birth to.<br />  <br /> This practical and inspirational approach speaks to anyone who wants to redefine what it means to age and embrace the transition into a new chapter in life, filled with potential.
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>
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
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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