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
Discusses the social, technological, and spiritual changes that may occur due to the longer average human lifespan, providing a comprehensive understanding of how life-extending discoveries will affect the world.
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
Collecting up-to-date, relevant data from thousands of scientific studies on aging, the noted psychologist and author of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People presents a series of essntial ways to find and maintain health, joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment throughout one's life. Original. 75,000 first printing.
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
Paperback      ISBN: 1421422239
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.
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. "What does it mean that Americans now want to retire early, but typically live into their 90s? . . . Rubin, in her early 80s and a very good writer, explores the good news/bad news about greater longevity of today's Americans." —David Mehegan, Boston Globe "A sharp, brazenly honest exposé for the 78 million baby boomers who will grow old over the next two decades and can reasonably expect to survive into their 90s." —Cathleen Medwick, O Magazine "60 on Up is everything most books on aging are not. It is not sentimental, not filled with stale advice to keep busy, avoid calories, and think young. Instead, it offers authentic wisdom about the complexities of aging. Its fiercely realistic but tender explorations are strangely comforting because they relieve us of the burden of denial and give us a vision of facing our later years with dignity and courage." —Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly "With honesty, compassion and a large measure of wit and wisdom . . . Rubin describes in full the world of the elderly in America . . . Revealing and thought-provoking, this book makes a fine, thorough primer for middle-aged adults preparing for 'this business of getting old.'" —Publishers Weekly "For anyone in their fifties, sixties, or beyond, a new way to think about the rest of your life." —Alix Kates Shulman
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.