Aging and Elder Care
Medicare Blueprint(tm): A Just-The-Facts Approach to Designing Your Medicare Benefits
Medicare Blueprint(tm)
A Just-The-Facts Approach to Designing Your Medicare Benefits
Hardcover      ISBN: 1599328100

Since its creation in 1966, Medicare has been a source of medical coverage for millions of Americans--and also a source of confusion. With so many different "plans" and "parts," it's easy to feel overwhelmed as you sign up for Medicare. Authors and insurance advisors Tim Hanbury and Jason Mackey hope to clear up the muddled world of Medicare in Medicare Blueprint. Inside, you'll discover how to: -sign up for your benefits at the right time; -choose the best plan based on your unique situation; -solve the "gaps" in Medicare coverage; -take charge of your benefits; -partner with a local expert to answer questions and solve problems; and -save thousands of dollars by making the best choices now. By learning the facts about Medicare, you can be sure to make an informed decision on a plan that maximizes your benefits and protects your well-being.

The Melatonin Miracle: Nature's Age-Reversing, Disease-Fighting, Sex-Enha
The Melatonin Miracle
Nature's Age-Reversing, Disease-Fighting, Sex-Enha
Paperback      ISBN: 1451613121

The discovery of our body's aging clock and melatonin's role as its regulator is
a revolutionary medical breakthrough-- one that can give you the power to reverse
the effects of aging and lead a longer, healthier life.

Written by two key scientists at the forefront of this groundbreaking research.
The Melatonin Miracle is the first book to reveal these remarkable
findings to the public. Here the experts explain clearly and simply what you
should know about the natural hormone that everybody has-- and everybody wants to
know more about. Find out how melatonin works, and how to use it, and what to
expect when you begin to reset your aging clock.

Research suggests that melatonin can: guarantee a good night's sleep as a
natural, nonaddictive sleeping agent; overcome jet lag; boost the immune system;
increase resistance to cancer and other diseases; lower cholesterol; prolong
sexual vitality; ease stress, and more.

Melatonin is readily available as a supplement in heath food stores. Discover how
easy it is to restore your youthful levels of melatonin--and not just look
younger, but grow younger.
The Memory Activity Book: Engaging Ways to Stimulate the Brain for People Living with Memory Loss or Dementia
The Memory Activity Book
Engaging Ways to Stimulate the Brain for People Living with Memory Loss or Dementia
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465469222
More than 70 brain-stimulating activities for people with memory loss or dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

Physical and mental activities along with social interaction may help maintain your brain health and slow the progress of memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. They can also provide a meaningful way to connect. This book is packed with fun and creative ideas, from nature walks, gardening, and exercise to arts, crafts, puzzles, and games. Each activity includes step-by-step instructions, the specific benefits, and ways to adapt the activity for different abilities. Designed for people with memory loss or dementia along with their family, friends, and caregivers, AARP's Memory Activity Book is a valuable resource for everyone touched by these conditions.
The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young
The Memory Bible
An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young
Paperback      ISBN: 0786887117
Clear, concise, prescriptive steps for improving your memory and keeping your brain young -- from one of the world's top memory experts. Ever forget the name of an acquaintance or where you put the keys to your car If you're like most people, you probably have, but now -- thanks to the paperback publication of The Memory Bible -- much of this forgetfulness can be eliminated easily. According to Dr. Gary Small, the director of the UCLA Center on Aging, "Great memories are not born, they are made," and The Memory Bible provides the innovative memory exercises and brain fitness programs necessary to immediately improve your mental performance. Dr. Small's comprehensive program includes a "brain diet" of memory-enhancing foods and a list of the most effective drugs, as well as a workbook with a weekly and daily calendar.
Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia
Memory's Last Breath
Field Notes on My Dementia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316502626
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY NPR "For anyone facing dementia, Saunders'] words are truly enlightening.... Inspiring lessons about living and thriving with dementia."---Maria Shriver, NBC's Today Show

A "courageous and singular book" (Andrew Solomon), Memory's Last Breath is an unsparing, beautifully written memoir--"an intimate, revealing account of living with dementia" (Shelf Awareness).

Based on the "field notes" she keeps in her journal, Memory's Last Breath is Gerda Saunders' astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders, a former university professor, nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa.
Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia
Memory's Last Breath
Field Notes on My Dementia
Paperback      ISBN: 031650260x
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY NPR

"For anyone facing dementia, Saunders'] words are truly enlightening.... Inspiring lessons about living and thriving with dementia."---Maria Shriver, NBC's Today Show

A "courageous and singular book" (Andrew Solomon), Memory's Last Breath is an unsparing, beautifully written memoir--"an intimate, revealing account of living with dementia" (Shelf Awareness).

Based on the "field notes" she keeps in her journal, Memory's Last Breath is Gerda Saunders' astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders, a former university professor, nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa.

Men of Action
Men of Action
Paperback      ISBN: 1552453170

WINNER OF THE 2016 CANADIAN JEWISH LITERARY AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 TORONTO BOOK AWARDS

The problem of consciousness may just be a semantic one. The brain absorbs a sea of sensory input, the tiniest fraction of which reaches the shore of our awareness. We pay attention to what is most novel, most necessary at the time. At its most reductive, the word consciousness refers to the synchronized firing of neurons across multiple areas of the brain, the mental experience of attending.

But should consciousness be summed up simply by its subconscious mechanism? I would prefer a more imaginative answer.

After his father undergoes brain surgery and slips into a coma, Howard Akler begins to reflect on the complicated texture of consciousness. During the long months that follow, Akler confronts the unknowable nature of another person's life, as well as the struggles within his own unpredictable mind. With echoes of Paul Auster's The Invention of Solitude and Philip Roth's Patrimony, Men of Action treads the line between memoir and meditation, and is at once elegiac, spare and profoundly intimate.


The Merck Manual of Health & Aging: The Comprehensive Guide to the Changes and Challenges of Aging-For Older Adults and Those Who Care for and about T
The Merck Manual of Health & Aging
The Comprehensive Guide to the Changes and Challenges of Aging-For Older Adults and Those Who Care for and about T
Paperback      ISBN: 0345482743

"A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR ANYONE WHO SEEKS A HEALTHIER OLD AGE FOR THEMSELVES OR THEIR LOVED ONES."
-William D. Novelli, CEO, AARP

If aging were an open book, it would be The Merck Manual of Health & Aging. From one of the most trusted names in medical reference comes an accessible, all-inclusive guide for older adults that shares what measures to take to optimize the aging process, prevent disease, and improve your overall health. This comprehensive book also explains the health care system and the disorders seniors are most likely to experience. Inside you'll discover clear, authoritative information on

- preventive medical care and good nutrition
- common medical disorders in older adults
- strategies for coping with disease
- steps for finding the best in medical care
- how to communicate with health care practitioners
- the role of alternative and complementary medicine
- the benefits and risks of medical tests
- the challenges of caregiving and rehabilitation
- how the body ages
- safe, easy-to-follow cardio exercises
- the social, legal, and ethical issues of aging

Also featuring candid essays by seniors who share their insights and personal experiences on growing older, The Merck Manual of Health & Aging is an essential home reference for making your later years truly golden.
The Middlepause: On Life After Youth
The Middlepause
On Life After Youth
Paperback      ISBN: 1936787342

"In The Middlepause Benjamin deftly and brilliantly examines the losses and unexpected gains she experienced in menopause. Menopause is a mind and body shift as monumental and universal as puberty, yet far less often discussed, especially in public, which is what makes Benjamin's work here so urgently necessary." --Kate Tuttle, The Los Angeles Times

The Middlepause offers a vision of contentment in middle age, without sentiment or delusion. Marina Benjamin weighs the losses and opportunities of our middle years, taking inspiration from literature, science, philosophy, and her own experience. Spurred by her surgical propulsion into a sudden menopause, she finds ways to move forward while maintaining clear-eyed acknowledgment of the challenges of aging. Attending to complicated elderly parents and a teenaged daughter, experiencing bereavement, her own health woes, and a fresh impetus to give, Benjamin emerges into a new definition of herself as daughter, mother, citizen, and woman.

Among The Middlepause's many wise observations about no longer being young: "I am discovering that I care less about what other people think." "My needs are leaner and my storehouse fuller." "It is not possible to fully appreciate what it means to age without attending to what the body knows. . . . I have always had a knee-jerk distaste for the idea that age is all in the mind." "You need a cohort of peers to go through the aging process with you. A cackle of crones A cavalry " Marina Benjamin's memoir will serve as a comfort, a companion to women going through the too-seldom-spoken of physical and mental changes in middle age and beyond.

Midlife: A Philosophical Guide
Midlife
A Philosophical Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 0691173931

Philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the problems of middle age

How can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, with possibilities foreclosed, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of the past, the sense of futility in the tasks that consume the present, and the prospect of death that blights the future? In this self-help book with a difference, Kieran Setiya confronts the inevitable challenges of adulthood and middle age, showing how philosophy can help you thrive.

You will learn why missing out might be a good thing, how options are overrated, and when you should be glad you made a mistake. You will be introduced to philosophical consolations for mortality. And you will learn what it would mean to live in the present, how it could solve your midlife crisis, and why meditation helps.

Ranging from Aristotle, Schopenhauer, and John Stuart Mill to Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir, as well as drawing on Setiya's own experience, Midlife combines imaginative ideas, surprising insights, and practical advice. Writing with wisdom and wit, Setiya makes a wry but passionate case for philosophy as a guide to life.