Aging and Elder Care
A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents--and Ourselves
A Bittersweet Season
Caring for Our Aging Parents--and Ourselves
Paperback      ISBN: 030747240x
Just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent—and yourself—from Jane Gross in A Bittersweet Season As painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them. Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged. Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin staffing of assisted living or the solitude of being at home, even with round-the-clock help. Important FactsEvery state has its own laws, eligibility standards, and licensing requirements for financial, legal, residential, and other matters that affect the elderly, including qualification for Medicare. Assume anything you understand in the state where your parents once lived no longer applies if they move. Many doctors will not accept new Medicare patients, nor are they legally required to do so, especially significant if a parent is moving a long distance to be near family in old age. An adult child with power of attorney can use a parent's money for legitimate expenses and thus hasten the spend-down to Medicaid eligibility. In other words, you are doing your parent no favor—assuming he or she is likely to exhaust personal financial resources—by paying rent, stocking the refrigerator, buying clothes, or taking him or her to the hairdresser or barber. From the Hardcover edition.
The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
The Blue Zone
Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1426202741
An expert on human longevity reveals the sometimes unusual but effective secrets of diet, behavior, fitness, and attitude collected from long-lived communities around the world, revealing the critical everyday lifestyle choices and behavior that correspond to a longer, healthier life. 35,000 first printing.
The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
The Blue Zones
9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1426209487
Reveals the secrets of diet, behavior, fitness, and attitude collected from long-lived communities around the world, revealing the critical everyday lifestyle choices and behavior that correspond to a longer, healthier life.
The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
The Blue Zones
Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
Paperback      ISBN: 1426204000
With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. What’s the prescription for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity found in the Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives. And in this dynamic book he discloses the recipe, blending this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that may add years to your life. You’ll meet a 94-year-old farmer and self-confessed "ladies man" in Costa Rica, a 102-year-old grandmother in Okinawa a 102-year-old Sardinian who hikes at least six miles a day, and others. By observing their lifestyles, Buettner's team has identified critical everyday choices.
The Boomer Burden: Dealing With Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff
The Boomer Burden
Dealing With Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff
Paperback      ISBN: 078522825x
A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them. With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall walks Baby Boomers through the often painful challenge of dividing the wealth and property of their parents' lifetime accumulation of stuff. From preparation while the parent is still living through compassionately helping them empty the family home, The Estate Lady® gives invaluable tips on negotiating the inevitable disputes, avoiding exploitation from scam artists, and eventually closing the chapter of their lives in a way that preserves relationships and maximizes value of assets.
Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age
Borrowed Time
The Science of How and Why We Age
Hardcover      ISBN: 147293606x
Uncovering the science behind how and why we age.
Both Shoes Off: Poems
Both Shoes Off
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 1933964847
Bryner's grasp of the harsh demands and simple satisfactions of rural life make for truly compelling poetry. Her honest and well-crafted testimonies remind us oft from the 'gat it takes to get through life, the kind of quieter life in which many Americans still live and work, a life far removed from the more sensationally reality of sound bites and headlines. It is a privilege to have been let inside so many tender moments of everyday domesticity as are revealed in these finely measured poems. -Marc Harshman, poet laureate of West Virginia / / With a good reporter's precision and a gifted poets empathy, Jeanne Bryner's latest book focuses on 'the epic of everyday life.' Here, she recreates the story of her husband, her children, the roof and doors of her house, un unpredictably garden, and her farmer neighbor's crops and cattle. …Both Shoes Off is a true gift from a wise and accomplished poet, straight from the 'good bones church' of her remarkable life. -Maggie Anderson, author of Windfall: New and Selected Poems
Brainpower Game Plan: Foods, Moves, and Games to Clear Brain Fog, Boost Memory, and Age-Proof Your Mind in Just 4 Weeks
Brainpower Game Plan
Foods, Moves, and Games to Clear Brain Fog, Boost Memory, and Age-Proof Your Mind in Just 4 Weeks
Paperback      ISBN: 1605299006
Offers a combination of brain-boosting foods, heart-pumping physical activity, and fun-but-functional brain-training techniques that promise to improve memory, focus, reasoning skills, and other aspects of cognitive function, in a book with seventy-five color photos and two hundred illustrations.
Building Better Caregivers: A Caregiver's Guide to Reducing Stress and Staying Healthy
Building Better Caregivers
A Caregiver's Guide to Reducing Stress and Staying Healthy
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1945188162
Today more than 40 million people in the U.S. find themselves responsible for caring for a parent, relative, or friend. Building Better Caregivers, developed by the author team of the bestselling Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, shares the best in caregiving research and the most important lessons learned from thousands of caregivers. With a focus on reducing stress through the use of practical skills and tools, this book will help you manage your caregiving tasks so you can maintain a happy, fulfilling life while also meeting your caregiving obligations.
The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself
The Caregiver's Companion
Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself
Paperback      ISBN: 0373893094
Everything you need to know to ensure that your elderly loved one is being properly cared for. People today are not only living longer, they are also living sicker?making aging and caring for elderly loved ones more complicated than ever before. In this extensive guide, caregiver advocate Carolyn Brent outlines a step-by-step process so caregivers know what to do and what to ask in every situation that may arise, including: • Signs that your loved one needs more assistance • What to look for in a retirement home • Caretaking in your own home • How to ensure wills are in order • How to manage difficult family relationships • Ensuring you are getting the help and care you need Brent leaves no stone unturned, provides personal stories and scenarios for context, and includes other references and resources in this complete guide to caregiving.