Aging and Elder Care
Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
Unforgettable
A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
Paperback      ISBN: 1250061148
""I'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?" UNFORGETTABLE is a son's spirited, affecting, and inspiring tribute to his remarkable mother and the love between parent and child. When NPR's Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother's hospital room in July 2013, he didn't know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Squeezing the magnitude of his final days with her into 140-character updates, Simon's evocative and moving meditations spread virally. Over the course of a few days, Simon chronicled his mother's death and reminisced about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love. UNFORGETTABLE, expands on those famous tweets to create a memoir that is rich, deeply affecting, heart-wrenching, and exhilarating. His mother was a glamorous woman of the Mad Men-era; she worked in nightclubs, modeled, dated mobsters and movie stars, and was a brave single parent toyoung Scott Simon. Spending their last days together in a hospital ICU, mother and son reflect on their lifetime's worth of memories, recounting stories laced with humor and exemplifying resilience. UNFORGETTABLE is not only one man's rich and moving tribute to his mother's colorful life and graceful death, it is also a powerful portrayal of the universal bond between mother and child. "--
The Virtues of Aging
The Virtues of Aging
Paperback      ISBN: 0345425928
The former president presents an essay on the process of aging and how it has affected his outlook on life and suggests ways in which readers can transform their later years into the most exciting of their lives. Reissue.
Vital Signs: Discovering and Sustaining Your Passion for Life
Vital Signs
Discovering and Sustaining Your Passion for Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0399174982
" Rediscover-or discover for the first time-the things that make you passionate in life Vital Signs is about what inspires passion and what defeats it. How we lose it and how we get it back. And, ultimately, it's about the endless yet endlessly fruitful tug-of-war between freedom and domestication, the wild in us and the tame, our natural selves and our conditioned selves. Each chapter in Gregg Levoy's Vital Signs contains a core sample, an intimate biography of one of the strategies we employ togain or regain our passion. The book also affirms the importance of courageous inquiry into our dispassion-where we're numb, depressed, stuck, bored-so readers can recognize and change these tendencies in themselves. Vital Signs is the map to a life filled with wondrous, satisfying experiences and the fulfillment of your soul's journey"--
Voices of Aging: Adult Children and Aging Parents Talk with God
Voices of Aging
Adult Children and Aging Parents Talk with God
Paperback      ISBN: 0835813665
Nationally recognized older adult advocate Missy Buchanan offers a compassionate look at the concerns of two generations adult children and their parents as they struggle with the fears and frustrations of aging. Buchanan invites readers of both generations to stand in each other's shoes through a series of 20 scenarios, presented as paired conversations with God. First she introduces the adult child's perspective on a common situation, such as the need for the parent to give up driving or move to a more manageable living arrangement. She follows with the older adult's feelings and concerns. Buchanan provides a scripture passage, suggestions to help both generations talk about and face the challenging situation, and a closing prayer
Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body From Rusting: Ageing Without Growing Old
Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body From Rusting: Ageing Without Growing Old
      ISBN: 1447205855
The inspirational Top Ten bestseller is now available in paperback!
What If It's Not Alzheimer's?: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia
What If It's Not Alzheimer's?
A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 161614968x
"Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is the first and only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD),one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer's dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers. Beginning with a focus on the medical facts, the first part defines and explores FTD as an illness distinct from Alzheimer's disease. Also considered are clinical and medical care issues and practices, as well as such topics as finding a medical team and rehabilitation interventions. The next section on managing care examines the daily care routine including exercise, socialization, adapting the home environment, and behavioral issues. In the following section on caregiver resources, the contributors identify professional and government assistance programs along with private resourcesand legal options. The final section focuses on the caregiver, in particular the need for respite and the challenge of managing emotions. This new, completely revised edition follows recent worldwide collaboration in research and provides the most current medical information available, a better understanding of the different classifications of FTD, and more clarity regarding the role of genetics. The wealth of information offered in these pages will help both healthcare professionals and caregivers of someone suffering from frontotemporal degeneration"--

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older: An Insider's Survival Manual for Outsmarting the Health-Care System
What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older
An Insider's Survival Manual for Outsmarting the Health-Care System
Paperback      ISBN: 0143120085
Aging well frequently involves feeling your way blindly through a complex medical world: dealing with multiple doctors, facing baffling financial decisions, and figuring out whether you or a parent needs care outside the home. What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older turns the lights on, illuminating potential pitfalls and showing a way around them. This book is an indispensible survival guide, gathering all the information you need to have but that too often doctors just don't give you. Writing with great experience and good humor, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs explains how to choose your doctors, stay out of the emergency room, plan financially for retirement, outfit your house to stay safe, and, most important, how to have as many healthy years as possible.
Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?: Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age
Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?
Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age
Large Print    Hardcover      ISBN: 1432850164
Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?: Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age
Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?
Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age
Paperback      ISBN: 0738219630
For those who have no support system in place, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. Whether you have friends and family ready and able to help you or not, growing old does not have to be an inevitable decline into helplessness. It is possible to maintain a good quality of life in your later years, but having a plan is essential. WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF ME WHEN I'M OLD? equips readers with everything they need to prepare on their own: - Advice on the tough medical, financial, and housing decisions to come - Real solutions to create a support network - Questions about aging readers don't know to ask - Customizable worksheets and checklists that help keep plans on course - Guidance on new products, services, technology, and resources WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF ME WHEN I'M OLD? goes way beyond estate planning to help readers prepare for all the changes in store. Readers are empowered to make proactive plans for their own lives rather than entrusting decisions to family and community. For those who have no support system in place, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. Whether you have friends and family ready and able to help you or not, growing old does not have to be an inevitable decline into helplessness. It is possible to maintain a good quality of life in your later years, but having a plan is essential. WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF ME WHEN I'M OLD? equips readers with everything they need to prepare on their own: - Advice on the tough medical, financial, and housing decisions to come - Real solutions to create a support network - Questions about aging solo readers don't know to ask - Customizable worksheets and checklists that help keep plans on course - Guidance on new products, services, technology, and resources WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF ME WHEN I'M OLD? goes way beyond estate planning to help readers prepare for all the changes in store. Readers are empowered to make proactive plans for their own lives rather than entrusting decisions to family and community.
Why Don't You Want My Stuff?: A Boomer's Guide to Downsizing, Their Millennial Kids' Psyche and Just Things That Are So...
Why Don't You Want My Stuff?
A Boomer's Guide to Downsizing, Their Millennial Kids' Psyche and Just Things That Are So...
Paperback      ISBN: 154392199x
Why Don't You Want My Stuff?A Boomer