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Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Old...
by John Leland

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<p>A <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller!</p><p><b>An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, <i>Happiness Is </i><i>a Choice You Make </i>weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”— those eighty-five and up.</b></p><p>In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of <i>The New York Times</i> to meet members of America’s fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise.</p><p><i>Happiness Is a Choice You Make</i> is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to “live better”—informed by those who have mastered the art.</p>
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>
Age in Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing and Decluttering M...
by MSW, Lynda Shrager OTR

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

April 04, 2018

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<DIV>A practical step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple modifications that can help seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate, this reference offers readers clear and practical solutions. Author Lynda Shrager is a registered, national board certified occupational therapist, a master's level social worker and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with more than thirty-seven years' experience in the field of geriatrics and more than thirteen years working with seniors in their homes. It is this mix of qualification and experience that makes her an expert in adapting the environment to increase patient safety and independence. This book is designed to help seniors and their caregivers address these new challenges together to make life at home safer, more manageable and less stressful for all.<BR /><BR />Features include:<BR />&bull; Room-by-room walk through to evaluate and modify safety of the home<BR />&bull; Photographs of modifications from patients' homes<BR />&bull; Recommendations for the best home medical equipment<BR />&bull; Where to obtain services and additional helpful resources<BR />&bull; Check list for the reader to complete their own room by room walk through with a quick and easy guide to making each space safe and manageable<BR />&bull; "Hacks for Health and Home" at the end of each chapter with occupational therapy tips<BR />&bull; Vital Documents Guide for easy retrieval of important papers in case of an emergency</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>
Shelter
by John Hudson

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English

Pages

21

Publication Date

May 20, 2018

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A young man tries to deal with his father's dementia by working in a dog shelter. An emotional journey of loss and love. For anyone who has watched a parent transform to a person they no longer know and for those who end up transformed themselves.
Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go (Downsiz...
by Marni Jameson

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<DIV>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.</DIV>
Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life
by Roger Rosenblatt

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

November 01, 2001

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<DIV><B>Rule #1: It doesn’t matter. One of <I>USA Today</I>’s Best Self-Help Books of the Year: “Hilarious.” —<I>People</I></B><BR /><BR /> Prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt has commented on some of the most important trends and events of our time in insightful columns in <I>Time </I>and discerning commentaries on <I>PBS</I><I>Newshour</I> with Jim Lehrer. But at the dawn of a new millennium, Roger found himself facing an issue that he couldn’t talk his way out of: getting old.<BR />  <BR /> Luckily, aging couldn’t dull his wit, and he turned his sharp pen to creating a survival manual for the twilight of life. These fifty-four brilliant, funny, and indispensable rules range from how to handle a bad hair day (or a no hair day) to knowing the difference between humor and comedy to learning that, in the end, none of these little worries really matter. Practical, wise, and funny, <I>Rules for Aging</I> offers not only a new mantra for an older generation but “a guide for those in the younger generation who want to learn from the mistakes of their elders” (<I>Newsday</I>).</DIV>
Aging in Place: Insights and Advice on Maintaining an Independent...
by John Smith

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English

Pages

182

Publication Date

May 07, 2018

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Aging in Place: Insights and Advice on Maintaining an Independent Lifestyle is filled with insights and advice for senior citizens and their families.<br />The experts interviewed in this book share their experience and expertise in a way that’s informative, interesting, and easy to follow.<br />This book will be a go-to guide for anyone dealing with the challenges of continuing to live independently with the dignity we all strive for and deserve.<br />John S. Smith Jr., RN is the founder of Prestige Healthcare Resources Inc. in Maryland, known for its culture of caring in providing healthcare and case management.<br />John went into healthcare as a way of giving back to others, thanks to the care he received after suffering a critical injury. <br />He founded Prestige in 2009 with the goal of helping seniors maintain their independent lifestyle and dignity. His previous book, Their Independence, Your Peace of Mind, provided a valuable checklist for keeping elderly parents in their own home, and was a best-seller.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every ...
by Jo Ann Jenkins

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<div><b>Discover the inspiring national bestseller about aging and health that "will help us all live each year to the fullest" (Sheryl Sandberg).<br /></b><br />We've all seen the ads on TV and in magazines--"50 is the new 30!" or "60 is the new 40!" A nice sentiment to be sure, but CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins disagrees. 50 is 50, and she, for one, likes the look of it.<br /><br />In <em>Disrupt Aging</em>, Jenkins focuses on three core areas--health, wealth, and self--to show us how to embrace opportunities and change the way we look at getting older. Here, she chronicles her own journey and that of others who are making their mark as disrupters to show readers how we can be active, healthy, and happy as we get older. Through this powerful and engaging narrative, she touches on all the important issues facing people 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making our money last.<br /><br />This is a book for all the makers and doers who have a desire to continue exploring possibilities, to celebrate discovery over decline, and to seek out opportunities to live the best life there is.<br /></div>
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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