Aging and Elder Care
Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1991, Volume 39: Psychology and Aging
Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1991, Volume 39
Psychology and Aging
Hardcover      ISBN: 0803242220

The prestigious group of scholars assembled for this thirty-ninth volume of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation address important issues in "Psychology and Aging." In the first chapter, James E. Birren and Laurel M. Fisher consider slowness of behavior as a general condition often associated with advancing age and explore its implications of a wide range of hierarchical functions. In succeeding chapters Martha Storandt assesses memory-skills training for older adults, and Irene Mackintosh Hulicka offers, in a previously unpublished G. Stanley Hall lecture, cogent reasons for teaching about aging in psychology classes and procedures for doing so.

Challenging the view that cognitive aging is identical with decline, Paul B. Baltes, Jacqui Smith, and Ursula Staudinger adopt the hypothesis of simultaneous growth and decline and relate it to wisdom. Trait psychology is discussed by Paul T. Costa, Jr., and Robert R. McCrae, who review the most recent advances and present new data from longitudinal studies. K. Warner Schaie and his colleagues describe problems and methods of studying natural cohorts within a longitudinal study and report the first data on adult parent-offspring similarity determined as a function of the age of the pair when studied. A commentary chapter by Ross A. Thompson concludes the volume.

Necessary Conversations: Between Families and Their Aging Parents
Necessary Conversations
Between Families and Their Aging Parents
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1680991817

In this timely book, long-time family counselors, Gerald and Marlene Kaufman, urge aging people, their adult children, family members, and other caretakers to talk directly with each other about the decisions that lie ahead as they age. "Do it before a crisis hits," say the Kaufmans. "A good time to start is when the parents retire."
Necessary Conversations focuses on four primary areas:

  • Parents' finances
  • Parents' medical care
  • Parents' living arrangements
  • When to stop driving

  • This honest and resourceful guide for aging adults and their family members includes helpful suggestions for starting these conversations and overcoming confrontation.
    Neither Married Nor Single: When Your Partner Has Alzheimer's or Other Dementia
    Neither Married Nor Single
    When Your Partner Has Alzheimer's or Other Dementia
    Paperback      ISBN: 1550597280

    When Dr. David Kirkpatrick's wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2007, their lives--and their marriage--would change forever. In an honest, uplifting, and sometimes heartbreaking account of loving a partner with dementia, Dr. Kirkpatrick creates a clear guide for others in similar circumstances. He shares his perspective both as a loving and grief-stricken husband coping with a profound change in his marriage, and as a geriatric psychiatrist doing everything he can for his wife while continually learning throughout that experience.

    Dr. Kirkpatrick tackles the tough questions about caretaking, grief, loss, love, and sex for those whose partners have dementia. When is the right time to find or even to begin considering a care home for your loved one? How can you navigate the complexities of your changing sexual relationship with an Alzheimer's partner? When is it appropriate for you to consider new relationships? With wisdom and compassion, Dr. Kirkpatrick reflects on these questions and more.

    Whether your partner has been recently diagnosed or has been living with dementia for many years, Neither Married Nor Single will help lead you to effective strategies for living and loving in an Alzheimer's marriage, and for dealing with the changes ahead.

    And it will help you remember that you are not alone.

    Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age
    Never Say Die
    The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307377946

    Susan Jacoby, an unsparing chronicler of unreason in American culture, now offers an impassioned, tough-minded critique of the myth that a radically new old age--unmarred by physical or mental deterioration, financial problems, or intimate loneliness--awaits the huge baby boom generation. Combining historical, social, and economic analysis with personal experiences of love and loss, Jacoby turns a caustic eye not only on the modern fiction that old age can be "defied" but also on the sentimental image of a past in which Americans supposedly revered their elders.
    "Never Say Die" unmasks the fallacies promoted by twenty-first-century hucksters of longevity--including health gurus claiming that boomers can stay "forever young" if they only live right, self-promoting biomedical businessmen predicting that ninety may soon become the new fifty and that a "cure" for the "disease" of aging is just around the corner, and wishful thinkers asserting that older means wiser.
    The author offers powerful evidence that America has always been a "youth culture" and that the plight of the neglected old dates from the early years of the republic. Today, as the oldest boomers turn sixty-five, it is imperative for them to distinguish between marketing hype and realistic hope about what lies ahead for the more than 70 million Americans who will be beyond the traditional retirement age by 2030. This wide-ranging reappraisal examines the explosion of Alzheimer's cases, the uncertain economic future of aging boomers, the predicament of women who make up an overwhelming majority of the oldest--and poorest--old, and the illusion that we can control the way we age and die.
    Jacoby raises the fundamental question of whether living longer is a good thing unless it means living better. Her book speaks to Americans, whatever their age, who draw courage and hope from facing reality instead of embracing that oldest of delusions, the fountain of youth.

    The New Love and Sex After 60: Completely Revised and Updated
    The New Love and Sex After 60
    Completely Revised and Updated
    Paperback      ISBN: 0345442113


    You may be getting older but love and sex are still a vital part of your life. Here is the book that speaks to your concerns about sex beyond the middle years. Two leading experts have completely updated and revised the classic guide on the subject to address the needs of our changing world in the new millennium. Inside you'll find:

    - The truth about aging and how it affects sexual desire and lovemaking
    - A thorough guide to common medical problems--and solutions
    - New drugs that can improve and enhance sexuality--including the latest on Viagra
    - Research on post-menopausal changes
    - A detailed look at the procedures for easing and solving sexual problems
    - Practical strategies for finding new relationships and staying sexually fit
    - Advice to help your adult children understand your new relationships
    No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia
    No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted
    The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia
    Paperback      ISBN: 0835899950

    With more than five million people in the United States living with Alzheimer's disease and nearly ten million loved ones caring for them, addressing the concerns of these elders and their caregivers is a matter of increasing importance. Relying on their many years of experience in this area, Jane Thibault and Richard Morgan offer this book to provide a fresh, hopeful model of dealing with life and death in the realm of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Caregivers have two basic needs: affirmation that caregiving is not in vain and reassurance that the lives of those for whom they care are not being lived in vain. Care receivers need more than medical attention; they need tender care, involvement in the community, and a sense of connection with a loving God. When patient and caregiver regard this shared experience as a "mutual spiritual path," each plays a role in deepening the spiritual life of the other. No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted is an excellent resource for individuals caring for loved ones as well as for counselors, support group leaders, pastors, and other professionals. In addition to offering practical ways to help, this book serves as a reminder that every act of love brings positive transformation to the recipient, to the giver, and to the world.

    Nunca Es Demasiado Tarde Para Ser Un Artista / It's Never Too Late to Begin Agai N: Descubre La Creatividad Y El Sentido de la Vida Despues de la Jubi
    Nunca Es Demasiado Tarde Para Ser Un Artista / It's Never Too Late to Begin Agai N
    Descubre La Creatividad Y El Sentido de la Vida Despues de la Jubi
    Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 8403516193
    Este libro es el resultado de un cuarto de siglo ense ando. Es mi intento por dar respuesta a la pregunta: "Y ahora qu ?" para quienes entran en el "segundo acto" de sus vidas. . Julia Cameron ha inspirado a millones de lectores con su superventas sobre creatividad El camino del artista. Nunca es demasiado tarde para ser un artista es un libro dirigido a ese segmento de poblaci n formado por personas, los jubilados, que, parad jicamente, aunque tienen m s tiempo para ser creativos, a menudo se sienten esc pticos o intimidados respecto al proceso de creaci n. Cameron demuestra que la jubilaci n puede ser el periodo m s fruct fero, satisfactorio y creativo de sus vidas.Cuando nos jubilamos estrenamos una libertad que puede resultarnos emocionante, pero tambi n abrumadora. Nuestra vida ha cambiado y la que llevaremos a partir de ahora a n est sin definir. En este libro Cameron demuestra a sus lectores que cultivar su yo creativo puede ayudarlos a navegar estas nuevas aguas. Cuenta historias inspiradoras de personas jubiladas que descubrieron nuevos intereses art sticos y pasiones que hicieron algo m s que llenar sus vidas: alimentaron sus almas.Estructurado como un curso de doce semanas destinado a definir, y crear, la vida que quieres tener a partir de ahora, Nunca es demasiado tarde para ser una artista incluye herramientas sencillas que te guiar n e inspirar n para que aproveches al m ximo esta nueva etapa de tu vida: -La autobiograf a ofrece la oportunidad de reflexionar, y celebrar, tus experiencias pasadas. Este libro te guiar mediante pasos sencillos y factibles en la aparentemente dif cil tarea de escribir tu vida.-Las p ginas matutinas son un ejercicio escrito y privado de libre fluir de conciencia que ha de hacerse diariamente. En ellas podr s expresar deseos, placeres, rencores y alegr as, que a su vez te ayudar n a enfrentarte al d a con m s claridad y concentraci n.-Las citas con el artista promueven la diversi n y la espontaneidad.-Los paseos en soledad mitigan la ansiedad y despejan la mente. Este proceso divertido, relajado y gradual te ayudar a explorar tus sue os creativos, tus deseos e ilusiones y pronto comprobar s que nunca es demasiado tarde para volver a empezar.ENGLISH DESCRIPTION"The book you hold in your hands is the distillate of a quarter century's teaching. It is my attempt to answer, 'What next?' for students who are embarking on their 'second act.'"--Julia Cameron Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity, The Artist's Way. In It's Never Too Late To Begin Again, she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process. Cameron shows readers that retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time of their lives.When someone retires, the newfound freedom can be quite exciting, but also daunting. The life that someone had has changed, and the life to come is yet to be defined. In this book, Cameron shows readers how cultivating their creative selves can help them navigate this new terrain. She tells the inspiring stories of retirees who discovered new artistic pursuits and passions that more than filled their days--they nurtured their souls. A twelve-week course aimed at defining--and creating--the life you want to have as you redefine--and re-create--yourself, this book includes simple tools that will guide and inspire you to make the most of this time in your life: - Memoir writing offers an opportunity to reflect on--and honor--past experience. This book guides you through the daunting task of writing an entire memoir, breaking it down into manageable pieces. - Morning Pages--private, stream-of-consciousness writing done daily--allow you to express wishes, fears, delights, resentments, and joys, which in turn, provide focus and clarity for the day at hand.- Artist Dates encourage fun and spontaneity. - Solo Walks quell anxiety and clear the mind.This fun, gentle, step-by-step process will help you explore your creative dreams, wishes, and desires--and help you quickly find that it's never too late to begin again.
    The Nursing Home Decision: Easing the Transition for Everyone
    The Nursing Home Decision
    Easing the Transition for Everyone
    Paperback      ISBN: 047134804x

    Easing the Way to a New Stage in Life..

    Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult thing to face. In addition to choosing a home, figuring out finances, and dealing with the actual moving, you may also be struggling with deeper conflicts. The emotions you may feel--of guilt, sadness, anger, and even relief--are never predictable, and can sometimes cause confusion. This invaluable book helps to ease this process, opening the channels of communication for all concerned. By examining the experience of nursing home care from all perspectives, including those of families, caregivers, and the residents themselves, everyone can learn to cope with this new situation. The Nursing Home Decision offers effective advice and empathic reassurance for managing one of life's most difficult transitions, allowing everyone to learn and grow from this new experience.
    The Official Anti-Aging Revolution, Fourth Ed.: Stop the Clock: Time Is on Your Side for a Younger, Stronger, Happier You
    The Official Anti-Aging Revolution, Fourth Ed.: Stop the Clock
    Time Is on Your Side for a Younger, Stronger, Happier You
    3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1591202000

    In this revised, third edition the authors present the ten key body systems, where the decline caused by aging first appears. They teach you how to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of hormone therapy, replenish your nutrient stores, strengthen your immune system and much more.

    Old Age: A Beginner's Guide
    Old Age
    A Beginner's Guide
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1101903767
    Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit."

    The notorious baby boomers--the largest age cohort in history--are approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only thing that counts after you're gone the reputation you leave behind?

    In this series of essays, Michael Kinsley uses his own battle with Parkinson's disease to unearth answers to questions we are all at some time forced to confront. "Sometimes," he writes, "I feel like a scout from my generation, sent out ahead to experience in my fifties what even the healthiest Boomers are going to experience in their sixties, seventies, or eighties."

    This surprisingly cheerful book is at once a fresh assessment of a generation and a frequently funny account of one man's journey toward the finish line. "The least misfortune can do to make up for itself is to be interesting," he writes. "Parkinson's disease has fulfilled that obligation."