Aging and Elder Care
Aging As a Spiritual Practice
A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser
Paperback ISBN: 1592407471
The meditation teacher and best-selling author of Work as a Spiritual Practice outlines a vision of the aging process based on the Buddhist tenet about the inevitability of change, defining four key stages of aging while sharing scientifically based counsel about awareness, adapting and acceptance. Reprint.
Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day
Hardcover ISBN: 0062859323
An updated edition of the eye-opening guide to anti-aging, with a new chapter on fascia, which will publish in time for Miranda Esmonde-White’s PBS pledge drive in June 2018 focusing on the topic. "Every day, we have a very clear choice: We can grow older or we can grow younger." In recent years the field of aging research has exploded with new clinical findings. Many widely accepted ideas about aging—including those about the inevitability of our declining metabolism, our dying brain cells, and our deteriorating muscles and bones—have been debunked. Today we know that the physical signs of aging are far more a product of lifestyle choices than of calendar years. Aging Backwards offers an exciting and comprehensive plan for actively slowing down and even reversing the aging process through gentle exercise that develops strong, flexible muscles. Why focus on strengthening muscles? Because as Miranda Esmonde-White, PBS fitness personality and creator of the Essentrics technique, explains, our muscle cells are the keys to our longevity. The powerhouses of our cells, the mitochondria, keep us looking and feeling young—and muscle cells contain more mitochondria than any other part of our body. If we can keep our mitochondrian fires burning, our muscles—not to mention our bones, hearts, lungs, and skin—can all experience the vitality of youth. And the best news of all is that it takes just thirty minutes a day of gentle exercise to keep muscles strong. With eight basic age-reversing workouts that build core strength, lengthen and tone muscle, increase flexibility, and speed weight loss, Aging Backwards offers the information and tools to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
Portraits of People over 100
Hardcover ISBN: 1452145334
Fall in love with 52 wise, healthy, and joyful 100-year-olds in this celebratory and uplifting art book. A beautiful and fascinating exploration of what it is like to be over 100 years old, Aging Gracefully invites readers to look into the face of a century of life experience with portraits of centenarians captured by the compassionate, minimalist lens of photographer Karsten Thormaehlen. The striking photographs are accompanied by short bios of the centenarians, featuring quotes and wisdom on love, food, humor, and living with grace.
The Aging of Aquarius
Igniting Passion & Purpose As an Elder
Paperback ISBN: 0865718946
The Aging of Aquarius takes readers on a journey to find a new identity and passion and purpose in retirement. From gardening clubs to political campaigning, to social investing and creative work, it offers inspiration, practical steps, and resources.
Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life, from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development
Paperback ISBN: 0316090077
Documents the essential factors involved in obtaining a happy, healthy old age, and offers practical advice for changing one's lifestyle and aging gracefully and successfully.
Aging With Grace
What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives
Paperback ISBN: 0553380923
A landmark study of aging and its impact draws on cutting-edge research into the lives of hundreds of Catholic sisters to discuss the role of heredity in the aging process, how lifestyle influences chances for a vital old age, which foods defend the brain against aging, the impact of faith and community, and more. Reprint.
Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass
Paperback ISBN: 027107468x
"A graphic memoir of the author's experiences of her mother's battle with dementia. Illustrates the two-way nature of storytelling as a process that heals both the giver and the receiver of story"--Provided by publisher.
Alive, Alive Oh!
And Other Things That Matter
Hardcover ISBN: 0393253716
The award-winning author of Somewhere Towards the End reflects on her first 98 years with unsentimental and candid observations about the remarkable experiences, memories and unregretted decisions that have sustained her into old age.