Aging and Elder Care
The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
The 100-Year Life
Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
Paperback      ISBN: 1472947320
In this book, the authors show how living to 100 will have a profound effect on society and the economy, and result in a complete restructuring of everyone's professional and personal lives.
The 250 Eldercare Questions Everyone Should Ask
The 250 Eldercare Questions Everyone Should Ask
Paperback      ISBN: 1598698907
This book will answer all the financial and legal questions that can arise when caring for the elderly, including: - How do you plan for the management of the elder?s affairs should he become incompetent in the future? - Is the proper insurance being carried or can it be restructured to reduce expenses? - How much money can I give my elders without impacting government aid? - What are the goals of estate tax planning? These questions and more will be answered in the comprehensive 250 Questions format. Whether you are caring full- or part-time for an aging parent, friend, or neighbor, you'll find all the answers you need in this compact guide.
The 36-hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss
The 36-hour Day
A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss
Large Print    Paperback      ISBN: 1421422255
Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been the "bible" for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. This book offers much-needed information and support to millions of people throughout the world. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, or another form of dementia, he or she will struggle with independent living and most likely face medical, behavioral, mood, and legal and financial problems. This essential resource will help family members and caregivers address all of these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Thoroughly revised and updated, this sixth edition features easy-to-see take-away messages about every aspect of caregiving. Informed by new research into the causes of dementia and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition also includes new and expanded information on • what we know about how to prevent dementia and the diseases that cause dementia;• new high-tech and low-tech devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia;• behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms;• strategies for delaying symptoms in a person who has dementia;• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws;• changes in banking practices with regard to competency;• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship;• Continuing Care at Home programs;• Parkinson’s related dementia;• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing and moving a person to residential care; and• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members 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. Still very much the book readers turn to, this fresh edition of The 36-Hour Day is the definitive guide for those who continue to love someone even after he or she has been changed by dementia.
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss
The 36-Hour Day
A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss
Hardcover      ISBN: 1421422220
Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been the "bible" for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. This book offers much-needed information and support to millions of people throughout the world. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, or another form of dementia, he or she will struggle with independent living and most likely face medical, behavioral, mood, and legal and financial problems. This essential resource will help family members and caregivers address all of these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Thoroughly revised and updated, this sixth edition features easy-to-see take-away messages about every aspect of caregiving. Informed by new research into the causes of dementia and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition also includes new and expanded information on • what we know about how to prevent dementia and the diseases that cause dementia;• new high-tech and low-tech devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia;• behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms;• strategies for delaying symptoms in a person who has dementia;• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws;• changes in banking practices with regard to competency;• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship;• Continuing Care at Home programs;• Parkinson’s related dementia;• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing and moving a person to residential care; and• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members 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. Still very much the book readers turn to, this fresh edition of The 36-Hour Day is the definitive guide for those who continue to love someone even after he or she has been changed by dementia.
55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life
55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal
Your Guide to a Better Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501196804
For the millions of people in their 50s and 60s who are out of work, unable to find a job and financially incapable of retiring, the author provides a plan for finding a path to a new normal. 50,000 first printing.
65 Things to Do When You Retire: More Than 65 Notable Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life
65 Things to Do When You Retire
More Than 65 Notable Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 141620654x
Present essays from noted authors and retirement experts on how to use retirement to achieve one's personal dreams.
80 Things to Do When You Turn 80: 80 Experts on the Subject of Turning 80
80 Things to Do When You Turn 80
80 Experts on the Subject of Turning 80
Paperback      ISBN: 141624610x
AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family
AARP Meditations for Caregivers
Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0738219029
An official AARP book for caregivers combining day-to-day advice and uplifting guidance in a daily meditations format
ABA / AARP Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans, and Final Wishes
ABA / AARP Checklist for My Family
A Guide to My History, Financial Plans, and Final Wishes
Paperback      ISBN: 1627229825
This book guides the reader through the process of gathering in one place your finances, legal documents, online accounts, wishes about medical care, and more. With this one-of-a-kind guide, you’ll stay in control of your life and feel satisfied in knowing that if anything happens to you, you—and your family—will be well prepared.
Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey
Adventure of Ascent
Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0830843108
In this book, writer-poet Luci Shaw has given us a lifetime of exquisite reflections on nature, love, death, suffering, loss, faith, doubt, creativity, curiosity, lifelong learning—all of it drawn from the breadth of her own experience, harvested in penetrating and lyrical insights. Still active in her eighties, Luci now turns her attention to the season of edging toward the borders. Her spirit of adventure, her brave transparency, and her openness to all that life offers (as well as inflicts) makes her a captivating and hope-inspiring mentor.For most of us, growing older is a reality we put off as long as possible—until we realize with a shock that it is happening to us. We immediately look around to see how others on the path just ahead of us are dealing with it. So here is the intrepid Luci Shaw, taking readers on a virtual hike with her, with steps more deliberate and slow but also with surprising vistas that fill us with gratitude.In this book Luci serves as a fearless and eloquent scout. As she traverses new territory, she records her experiences lovingly, honestly, sorrowfully, joyfully—here's what it's like, and here's what to be ready for. These field notes will inform your own journey, no matter what your age.