A chronicle of the profound, life-changing, and laugh-out-loud funny moments in the journey of an Alzheimer's caregiverKate Whouley is a smart, single woman who faces life head-on. Her mother, Anne, is a strong-minded accidental feminist with a weakness for unreliable men. Their complicated relationship isn't simplified when Anne exhibits symptoms of organic memory loss. As Kate becomes her mother's advocate and protector, she will discover that the demon we call Alzheimer's is also an unlikely teacher--and healer. For anyone who has faced and fought the decline of a parent or loved one, this book will touch your heart, make you smile, and, quite possibly, change the way you think about love, life, and loss.
For those fortunate enough to reside in the developed world, death before reaching a ripe old age is a tragedy, not a fact of life. Although aging and dying are not diseases, older Americans are subject to the most egregious marketing in the name of "successful aging" and "long life," as if both are commodities. In Rethinking Aging, Nortin M. Hadler examines health-care choices offered to aging Americans and argues that too often the choices serve to profit the provider rather than benefit the recipient, leading to the medicalization of everyday ailments and blatant overtreatment. Rethinking Aging forewarns and arms readers with evidence-based insights that facilitate health-promoting decision making.
Over the past decades, Hadler has established himself as a leading voice among those who approach the menu of health-care choices with informed skepticism. Only the rigorous demonstration of efficacy is adequate reassurance of a treatment's value, he argues; if it cannot be shown that a particular treatment will benefit the patient, one should proceed with caution. In Rethinking Aging, Hadler offers a doctor's perspective on the medical literature as well as his long clinical experience to help readers assess their health-care options and make informed medical choices in the last decades of life. The challenges of aging and dying, he eloquently assures us, can be faced with sophistication, confidence, and grace.
"Robin Ryan is the most knowledgeable career expert in the nation today." --PBS For twenty years, Robin Ryan has been helping clients get the most out of their careers and their lives. Now, in Retirement Reinvention, she shatters the myths of retirement. The old model of retirement is changing. The majority of retirees today are seeking fun and meaningful ways to spend their time. Full of practical advice, this thought-provoking guide offers readers a path for reinventing their own retirements, including step-by-step instructions for: - Leaving an old career behind
- Pinpointing interests and skills
- Exploring different places to live
- Defining new, satisfying opportunities
- Finding meaningful ways to give back to your community
- Striking the right balance between work and leisure From starting a dream business to shifting to the nonprofit sector to volunteering, Robin Ryan will help you create a plan and pivot toward a future as vital as it is truly rewarding.
Acclaimed and beloved prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt has commented on most of the trends and events of our time. His columns in Time magazine and his commentaries on PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer have made him a household word and a trusted friend of millions. With a wry sense of humor and inimitable wit, Rosenblatt offers here guidelines for aging that are both easy to understand and, more importantly, easy to implement.More and more in the news today, we are hearing about phenomenal advances in the "fight against aging." But what Rosenblatt suggests to combat age is far more valuable than any scientific breakthrough-he breaks down the hardest part of aging, the mental anguish of growing older with fifty-four gems of funny, brilliant, wise, indispensable advice. A book to savor, a book to keep, and a book for all ages. This little guide is intended for people who wish to age successfully, or at all. . . . One may think of this work as a how-to book, akin to many health guides published these days, whose purpose is to prolong our lives and make them richer. That is the aim of my book, too. -from the Introduction And this is just the start of Roger Rosenblatt's charming and thought-provoking guide to surviving the episodes that shamelessly shave years off of our lives. With a wry sense of humor and peerless wit, Rules for Aging provides guidance that is, hands down, the most practical, pleasurable and, most importantly, painless advice you'll ever receive. As Rosenblatt writes, "When I urge you to refrain from a certain thought or course of action, I do not mean to suggest that you are in any way wrong if you do the opposite. I mean only to say that you will suffer." Rule #1: It doesn't matter
Whatever you think matters-doesn't. Follow this rule, and it will add decades to your life. It does not matter if you are late, or early; if you are here, or if you are there; if you said it, or did not say it; if you were clever, or if you were stupid; if you are having a bad hair day, or a no hair day; if your boss looks at you cockeyed; if your girlfriend or boyfriend looks at you cockeyed; if you don't get that promotion, or prize, or house, or if you do. It doesn't matter.
"The Savvy Senior" is a nationally syndicated newspaper column that serves the growing needs of the senior population and the families who support them by providing useful information and valuable resources. While many of the questions focus on Medicare and Social Security, they also cover a wide range of topics, including hearing aids, telemarketing fraud, volunteerism, reverse mortgages, travel, education, wills, nutrition, and even employment.
When her alcoholic and emotionally abusive mother's health declines, Joan Rough invites her to move in with her. Rough longs to be the "good daughter," helping her narcissistic mother face the reality of her coming death. But when repressed memories of childhood abuse by her mother arise, Rough is filled with deep resentment and hatred toward the woman who birthed her, and her dream of mending their tattered relationship shatters. Seven years later, when her mother dies, she is left with a plastic bag of her mother's ashes and a diagnosis of PTSD. What will she do with them?
Courageous and unflinchingly honest, Scattering Ashes is a powerful chronicle of letting go of a loved one, a painful past, and fear―a journey that will bring hope to others who grapple with the pain and repercussions of abuse.
In her very successful book, The Schwarzbein Principle, renowned endocrinologist Diana Schwarzbein introduced her scientifically proven conclusion that degenerative diseases are not genetic, but acquired.Many studies have supported this, proving that life expectancy is 75 to 90 percent due to habits and only 10 to 25 percent due to genetics. This means that someone who is genetically destined to die at age 100 may not live past age 60 because of poor habits and lifestyle choices that cause accelerated aging and premature death. Conversely, a person can live to 100 and be functionally healthy. In this highly anticipated follow-up, Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., goes beyond the diet she introduced in her first book--which literally helped thousands of people lose weight--and offers a personalized anti-aging program for readers to heal their metabolisms and stop advanced aging in its tracks. Weaving in groundbreaking research and provocative case studies--including her own regeneration and that of her clients--she leads readers through a series of eye-opening questionnaires, which identify where they are on their path to either accelerated or healthy aging. Based on readers' answers, she leads them to the "how-to" sections, which explain, in easy-to-follow and personalized detail, the steps they need to take to restore healthy functioning. For each unique situation, she covers five areas: Nutrition, Hormone Replacement Therapy (if needed), Tapering Off Toxic Chemicals or Avoiding Them Completely, Cross-Training Exercises and Stress Management. The Schwarzbein Principle II is sure to follow the success of the first book and will help people live a more healthful lifestyle by embracing a regeneration process to prevent and reverse accelerated aging.
- Recognize valuable collections
- Find reputable appraisers and auctioneers
- Get a tax benefit from donating unwanted items
- Maximize the profit on items sold
Do You Want To:
- Save thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees?
- Be equipped with all the information you might need in a financial crisis?
- Have all your questions prepared for your next doctor's appointment?
- Know how to save time and energy replacing vital documents?
- Be prepared for a medical emergency?
The Senior Organizer is designed to help seniors or their loved ones assemble all their vital documentation and information in one simple, easy-to-access format. The book will provide peace of mind and supply categorized knowledge that will enable seniors to answer important questions and handle crucial responsibilities with efficiency and certainty at times when every minutes counts. Key Features
- Offers a proven filing system.
- Reminds seniors and their loved ones of things they have forgotten to keep track of.
- Web site tie-in support with free organizing forms, special reports, tips on usage, seminars and workshops.
- Broken down into personal, medical, legal and financial sections for ease-of-use.
What If Your Weight Wasn't Your Fault?If you are like most, you have tried to find an easy, enjoyable, permanent weight loss solution. One that doesn't make you give up too many of your favorite foods, have you working out like a maniac, and won't fail you in the long run. But long-term success is awfully hard if you don't address the hidden culprit behind the excess fat we carry: the toxic burden our bodies have accumulated. Whether you have just a few pounds to lose or are battling more, this new plan from health pioneer Suzanne Somers will give you the knowledge you need to easily combat these toxins and become slim, vibrant, healthy, and sexy . . . forever. Within the pages of Sexy Forever you will discover: - Thousands of FDA-approved chemicals and toxins surrounding us every day that sabotage our health and weight--and how to conquer these enemies. - A simple-to-follow three-phase weight loss program, filled with rich, delicious foods. Plus, a special Detox Phase that has been designed to release your toxic burden and blast off those first--or last few--pounds. - All-new delicious recipes, with menus for fabulous eating every day. - A moderate (hint: fast and easy ) exercise program to keep you fit and healthy. - Ways to jump-start your success: cutting-edge, natural tools and products to make every step of the plan faster, easier, and more convenient. Includes amazing supplements and weight loss products to help catapult your success. - A simple test that could unlock the hidden secret to your personal food demons--food sensitivities or intolerances that could silently be keeping you overweight or even chronically ill. - How to achieve natural hormonal balance: the missing ingredient for every person over forty that must be added to make any plan successful. - An all-access pass to revered doctors, experts, and nutritionists who helped Suzanne craft the plan. You can win this battle. Your goals are achievable Stay the course and you'll be on the path to regaining the vibrant health you were born to have. Sexy Forever is your ticket there.