Aging and Elder Care
100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith
100 Plus
How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0465063764

Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been born.What will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will you be healthy? Will your marriage need a sunset clause? How long will you have to work? Will you finish one career at sixty-five only to go back to school to learn a new one? And then, will you be happily working for another sixty years? Maybe you'll be a parent to a newborn and a grandparent at the same time. Will the world become overpopulated? And how will living longer affect your finances, your family life, and your views on religion and the afterlife?In 100 Plus, futurist Sonia Arrison takes us on an eye-opening journey to the future at our doorsteps, where science and technology are beginning to radically change life as we know it. She introduces us to the people transforming our lives: the brilliant scientists and genius inventors and the billionaires who fund their work. The astonishing advances to extend our lives -- and good health -- are almost here. In the very near future fresh organs for transplants will be grown in laboratories, cloned stem cells will bring previously unstoppable diseases to their knees, and living past 100 will be the rule, not the exception.Sonia Arrison brings over a decade of experience researching and writing about cutting-edge advances in science and technology to 100 Plus, painting a vivid picture of a future that only recently seemed like science fiction, but now is very real. 100 Plus is the first book to give readers a comprehensive understanding of how life-extending discoveries will change our social and economic worlds. This illuminating and indispensable text will help us navigate the thrilling journey of life beyond 100 years.

100 Simple Secrets of the Best Half of Life: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It
100 Simple Secrets of the Best Half of Life
What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It
Paperback      ISBN: 0060564733

Practical advice on how to thrive in the second half of your life, based on scientific studies. The sixth book in the bestselling 100 Simple Secrets series.

What do people who relish the second half of their lives do differently than those who dread getting older? Sociologists, therapists and psychiatrists have spent entire careers investigating the ins and outs of successful aging, yet their findings are inaccessible to ordinary people, hidden in obscure journals to be shared with other experts.

Now the international bestselling author of The 100 Simple Secrets series has collected the most current and significant data from more than a thousand of the best scientific studies on the second half of life. These findings have been boiled down to one hundred essential ways to find and maintain joy, health, and satisfaction every day of your life. Each one is accompanied by a true story showing the results in action.

The Baby Boomers are hitting retirement age. This upbeat, light approach will appeal to the enormous market of citizens grappling with the effects of becoming 'senior', looking to discover the positive benefits of aging beyond discount tickets at the movie theatre. Books about aging well continue to sell year in and year out. The Simple Secrets approach will stand out among the heavier self-help/psychology titles and will without a doubt become an affordable impulse and gifty mainstay in this category.

A good inexpensive gift for parents and grandparents.

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

Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, The 100-Year Life explores 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.

Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer an analysis to help you rethink retirement, your finances, your education, your career, and your relationships to create a fulfilling 100-year life.

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.

The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes the choices and options that you will face in the age of longevity. 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.

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
Paperback      ISBN: 1421422239

Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day 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. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.

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

- 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

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. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care 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
Hardcover      ISBN: 1421422220

Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day 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. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.

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

- 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

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. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.

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
A practical plan for the millions of people in their fifties and sixties who find themselves out of work, unable to find a job, and financially incapable of retiring, Elizabeth White shows how to get past any blame or shame, overcome denial, and find a path to a new normal.

Elizabeth White has an impressive resume, which includes advanced degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins and a distinguished employment history. She started a business that failed and then tried to re-enter the work force in her mid-fifties, only to learn that there is little demand for workers her age. For a while Elizabeth lived in denial, but then had to adjust to her new reality, shedding the gym membership, getting a roommate, forgoing restaurant meals, and so on. She soon learned she wasn't alone: there are millions of Americans in her predicament and worse, exhausted from trying to survive and overcome every day.

In 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal, Elizabeth invites you to look beyond your immediate circumstances to what is possible in the new normal of financial insecurity. You're in your fifties and sixties, and may have saved nothing or not nearly enough to retire. It's too late for blame or shame--and it wouldn't help anyway. What you want to know is what you can do now to have a shot at a decent retirement.

"This relevant and well-researched book will appeal not only to those 55 plus, but to the generation coming right behind them who may face similar issues" (Booklist, starred review). 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal is a must-have for anyone whose income has suddenly diminished or even disappeared. "Providing practical solutions with a focus on retirement and maximizing savings, White maintains authority with a realistic, empathetic tone throughout. This deeply useful work will resonate with aging readers of all income levels and situations" (Publishers Weekly). If you're ready to get serious about feeling good again, this book is for you.
55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life
55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal
Your Guide to a Better Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1501196839
A practical plan for the millions of people in their fifties and sixties who find themselves out of work, unable to find a job, and financially incapable of retiring, Elizabeth White shows how to get past any blame or shame, overcome denial, and find a path to a new normal.

Elizabeth White has an impressive resume, which includes advanced degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins and a distinguished employment history. She started a business that failed and then tried to reenter the work force in her mid-fifties, only to learn that there is little demand for workers her age. For a while Elizabeth lived in denial, but then had to adjust to her new reality, shedding the gym membership, getting a roommate, forgoing restaurant meals, and so on. She soon learned she wasn't alone: there are millions of Americans in her predicament and worse, exhausted from trying to survive and overcome every day.

In 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal, Elizabeth invites you to look beyond your immediate circumstances to what is possible in the new normal of financial insecurity. You're in your fifties and sixties, and may have saved nothing or not nearly enough to retire. It's too late for blame or shame--and it wouldn't help anyway. What you want to know is what you can do now to have a shot at a decent retirement.

"This relevant and well-researched book will appeal not only to those 55 plus, but to the generation coming right behind them who may face similar issues" (Booklist, starred review). 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal is a must-have for anyone whose income has suddenly diminished or even disappeared. "Providing practical solutions with a focus on retirement and maximizing savings, White maintains authority with a realistic, empathetic tone throughout. This deeply useful work will resonate with aging readers of all income levels and situations" (Publishers Weekly). If you're ready to get serious about feeling good again, this book is for you.
60 on Up (the Truth about Aging in the Twenty-First Century)
60 on Up (the Truth about Aging in the Twenty-First Century)
Paperback      ISBN: 0807029297

Getting old sucks, says best-selling author Dr. Lillian Rubin. With refreshing candor, she digs down under the statistics about our graying population and offers a provocative and unflinching examination of all the burning issues that mark aging today. Tackling the subject over a broad swath of the population, cutting across race, class, gender, and physical and cognitive ability, Rubin delivers a powerful and long-overdue reminder that everyone will be touched by the problems arising from our new longevity.

65 Things to Do When You Retire: 65 Notable Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life
65 Things to Do When You Retire
65 Notable Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 141620654x

Retirement is no longer just about recreational activities like shuffleboard and golf nowadays, it's often about re-creation: reinventing oneself and having the time to do all the things that got deferred while working 9 to 5 and/or raising a family. 65 Things To Do When You Retire is a fun, lively, and inspiring guide to how to make the most of the years ahead. This book includes 65 essays, with practical advice from noted authors, retirement experts, and people who have used their retirement as an opportunity to turn their personal dreams into a reality, whether it's starting a nonprofit, writing a novel, or inventing new technologies to help others. Contributors include President Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, Ernie J. Zelinski, Jeri Sedlar and Rick Miners, and Nancy K. Schlossberg.