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One of the biggest concerns among aging men and women is the fear of falling. Chair yoga, or yoga while seated, allows anyone to experience all of the benefits of an exercise program without being afraid. In Chair Yoga for Seniors, registered yoga practitioner and instructor Lynn Lehmkuhl offers readers ...
Chair Yoga for Seniors: Stretches and Poses that You Can Do Sitting Down at Home
One of the biggest concerns among aging men and women is the fear of falling. Chair yoga, or yoga while seated, allows anyone to experience all of the benefits of an exercise program without being afraid. In Chair Yoga for Seniors, registered yoga practitioner and instructor Lynn Lehmkuhl offers readers easy-to-follow yoga positions and stretches that can be done at home, while sitting down. Chair Yoga for Seniors outlines the physical and mental benefits that come with practicing yoga daily, and provides instructions for numerous different exercises, including: Full body warm ups Joint rolls Beginner routines Intermediate routines Expert routines Full body cool downs
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18.890000 USD

Chair Yoga for Seniors: Stretches and Poses that You Can Do Sitting Down at Home

by Lynn Lehmkuhl
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A Comprehensive Review of Innovative Solutions to Address Global Aging Challenges. Meeting the healthcare and social needs of the older population is a personal challenge for millions of Americans and billions more worldwide. It is also a growing global public health challenge. Aging Well identifies and analyses policies and practices ...
Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging
A Comprehensive Review of Innovative Solutions to Address Global Aging Challenges. Meeting the healthcare and social needs of the older population is a personal challenge for millions of Americans and billions more worldwide. It is also a growing global public health challenge. Aging Well identifies and analyses policies and practices in the United States that serve as models of excellence in elder care and optimal aging. It is a comprehensive study on how to support the health and wellbeing of older adults. The book is a must-read for every person caring for aging relatives or loved ones with disabilities. For those who read and enjoyed Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, Aging Well is the perfect accompaniment. The book provides intimate glimpses into the real-life challenges facing older adults today such as loneliness, community connection, aging in place, and the need for emergency care in the hospital and the home. Aging Well also offers caregivers, policymakers, and healthcare leaders insights into sustainable models of excellence that can reduce health spending while improving the health, wellbeing, and quality of life for older adults.
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18.850000 USD

Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging

by Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
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No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they ...
The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People
No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to think such thoughts, or possibly even tempting fate? Yet there will come a time when you must raise these issues and, ideally, this should be before any problems arise. The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People is the ultimate source of information and help for families with care responsibilities. Deborah Stone draws on her extensive experience working in elder care to offer practical advice on every aspect of the field indepth. Topics range from how to get help immediately, legal information, care funding options, a guide to useful technology and advice on the main physical and mental health issues that affect older people. Plus guidance is given on dealing with social services and ensuring you choose the right care for your situations. Crucially, the book also offers help on how to cope as a carer with practical advice on juggling family, work and your caring responsibilities while looking after yourself.
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31.59 USD

The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People

by Deborah Stone
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This invaluable guide will help the historical number of eightysomethings live fulfilled, happy lives long into their twilight years. Personal stories illustrate how real people in their eighties are living and how they make sense of their lives. Old age is not what it used to be. For the first ...
Eightysomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness
This invaluable guide will help the historical number of eightysomethings live fulfilled, happy lives long into their twilight years. Personal stories illustrate how real people in their eighties are living and how they make sense of their lives. Old age is not what it used to be. For the first time ever, most people in the United States are living into their eighties. The first guide of its kind, Eightysomethings changes our understanding of old age with an upbeat and emotionally savvy view of the uncharted territory of the last stage of life. With insight and humor, Dr. Katharine Esty describes the series of dramatic and difficult transitions that eightysomethings usually experience and how, despite their losses, they so often find themselves unexpectedly happy. Living into one's eighties doesn't have to mean declining health and loneliness: Dr. Esty shows readers how to embrace-and thrive during-the later stages of life. Based on her more than 120 interviews around the country, Esty explores the lives of ordinary eightysomethings-their attitudes, activities, secrets, worries, purposes, and joys. Esty adds her wisdom and perspective to this multi-dimensional look at being old as a social psychologist, a practicing psychotherapist, and as an eighty-four-year-old widow living in a retirement community. Eightysomethings is a must-read for people in their eighties, and also for their families. Adult children-often bewildered by their aging parents-need a wise guide like Eightysomethings to help them navigate their parents' last stage of life with real-world guidelines and conversation starters. Readers, young and old alike, will find this first-of-its-kind book eye-opening, comforting, and filled with practical tips.
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26.240000 USD

Eightysomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness

by Katharine Esty
Hardback
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Working Daughter is a revelatory look at who's caring for our aging population and how these unpaid family caregivers are trying to manage caring for their parents, raising their children, and pursuing their careers. It tells the story of one woman who was enjoying a fast-paced career in marketing and ...
Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living
Working Daughter is a revelatory look at who's caring for our aging population and how these unpaid family caregivers are trying to manage caring for their parents, raising their children, and pursuing their careers. It tells the story of one woman who was enjoying a fast-paced career in marketing and raising two children, until both of her parents were diagnosed with terminal illnesses on the same day. In the challenges she faced and the choices she made, readers will learn how they can navigate their own caregiving experience and/or prepare for when they are inevitably called on to care for their parents. Working Daughter sparks the conversation we so desperately need to have about women and the workplace. With 10,000 people turning 65 every day and a shortage of caregivers predicted in the next few years, it's time we talk about how family caregivers and their employers will face the impact of a rapidly aging society. This book fills the gap in the literature on women and work; there are volumes of books about managing career and children, but little advice on how to balance career and parents. Working Daughter provides a blueprint for women and a call to action for business leaders and policy makers. This is book is for women who want straight talk and real advice about the challenges of eldercare, the choices they will need to make, the aspects of caregiving they can control, and that which they cannot. And finally, Working Daughter shows family caregivers how they can achieve, the underreported but well-documented upside to caring for an aging parent, the caregiver's gain.
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37.11 USD

Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Making a Living

by Liz O'Donnell
Hardback
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An Indie Next Selection for July 2019 An Indies Introduce Selection for Summer/Fall 2019 A 2019 Okra Pick A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week From New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family-and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe ...
Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
An Indie Next Selection for July 2019 An Indies Introduce Selection for Summer/Fall 2019 A 2019 Okra Pick A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week From New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family-and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world. Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents-her exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father-and of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child's transition to caregiver. And here, braided into the overall narrative, Renkl offers observations on the world surrounding her suburban Nashville home. Ringing with rapture and heartache, these essays convey the dignity of bluebirds and rat snakes, monarch butterflies and native bees. As these two threads haunt and harmonize with each other, Renkl suggests that there is astonishment to be found in common things: in what seems ordinary, in what we all share. For in both worlds-the natural one and our own- the shadow side of love is always loss, and grief is only love's own twin. Gorgeously illustrated by the author's brother, Billy Renkl, Late Migrations is an assured and memorable debut.
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25.200000 USD

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

by Margaret Renkl
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With a foreword by Judy Woodruff, The Unexpected Journey of Caring is a practical guide to finding personal meaning in the 21st century care experience. Personal transformation is usually an experience we actively seek out-not one that hunts us down. Becoming a caregiver is one transformation that comes at us, ...
The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver
With a foreword by Judy Woodruff, The Unexpected Journey of Caring is a practical guide to finding personal meaning in the 21st century care experience. Personal transformation is usually an experience we actively seek out-not one that hunts us down. Becoming a caregiver is one transformation that comes at us, requiring us to rethink everything we once knew. Everything changes-responsibilities, beliefs, hopes, expectations, and relationships. Caregiving is not just a role reserved for saints -eventually, everyone is drafted into the caregiver role. It's not a role people medically train for; it's a new type of relationship initiated by a loved one's need for care. And it's a role that cannot be quarantined to home because it infuses all aspects of our lives. Caregivers today find themselves in need of a crash course in new and unfamiliar skills. They must not only care for a loved one, but also access hidden community resources, collaborate with medical professionals, craft new narratives consistent with the changing nature of their care role, coordinate care with family, seek information and peer support using a variety of digital platforms, and negotiate social support-all while attempting to manage conflicts between work, life, and relationship roles. The moments that mark us in the transition from loved one to caregiver matter because if we don't make sense of how we are being transformed, we risk undervaluing our care experiences, denying our evolving beliefs, becoming trapped by other's misunderstandings, and feeling underappreciated, burned out, and overwhelmed. Informed by original caregiver research and proven advocacy strategies, this book speaks to caregiving as it unfolds, in all of its confusion, chaos, and messiness. Readers won't find well-intentioned cliches or care stereotypes in this book. There are no promises to help caregivers return to a life they knew before caregiving. No, this book greets caregivers where they are in their journey-new or chronic-not where others expect (or want) them to be.
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31.500000 USD

The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver

by Zachary White, Donna Thomson
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From cherished memories of weekends she spent as a child with her indulgent Nana to the reality of the year she spent ladysitting her now frail grandmother, Lorene Cary journeys through stories of their time together and five generations of their African American family. Brilliantly weaving a narrative of her ...
Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century
From cherished memories of weekends she spent as a child with her indulgent Nana to the reality of the year she spent ladysitting her now frail grandmother, Lorene Cary journeys through stories of their time together and five generations of their African American family. Brilliantly weaving a narrative of her complicated yet transformative relationship with Nana-a fierce, stubborn, and independent woman, who managed a business until she was 100-Cary looks at Nana's impulse to control people and fate, from the early death of her mother and oppression in the Jim Crow South to living on her own in her New Jersey home. Cary knew there might be some reckonings to come. Nana was a force: Her obstinacy could come out in unanticipated ways-secretly getting a driver's license to show up her husband, carrying on a longtime feud with Cary's father. But Nana could also be devoted: to Nana's father, to black causes, and-Cary had thought-to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Facing the inevitable end raises tensions, with Cary drawing on her spirituality and Nana consoling herself with late-night sweets and the loyalty of caregivers. When Nana doubts Cary's dedication, Cary must go deeper into understanding this complicated woman. In Ladysitting, Cary captures the ruptures, love, and, perhaps, forgiveness that can occur in a family as she bears witness to her grandmother's 101 vibrant years of life.
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27.250000 USD

Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

by Lorene Cary
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'This beguiling memoir traces Case's career as a nurse . . . her empathy and compassion are everywhere' Sunday Times ____________________________ The hand of a stranger offered in solace. A flower placed on a dead body as a mark of respect. A gentle word in response to fear and anger. ...
How to Treat People: A Nurse at Work
'This beguiling memoir traces Case's career as a nurse . . . her empathy and compassion are everywhere' Sunday Times ____________________________ The hand of a stranger offered in solace. A flower placed on a dead body as a mark of respect. A gentle word in response to fear and anger. It is these moments of empathy, in the extremis of human experience, which define us as people. Nobody knows this better than a nurse and Molly Case has witnessed countless such moments. In How to Treat People, she documents these extraordinary points, when two people truly connect. In rich, lyrical prose, she introduces us to patients with whom we share the pain, but also the experience of illness when life is at its most vivid. And when her father is admitted to the high dependency unit on which she works, Molly confronts care in a whole new way, when two worlds - the professional and the personal - suddenly collide. Weaving together medical history, art, memoir and science, How to Treat People beautifully illustrates the intricacies of the human condition and the oscillating rhythms of life and death. Most of all, it is a heart-stopping reminder that we can all find meaning in being part, even for a moment, of the lives of others. __________________________________ 'Fascinating' Jo Brand 'Beautifully written' Stephen Westaby 'Outstanding. Case's power of observation can slay you' Melanie Reid, The Times 'It will buoy your faith in humanity' Stylist 'Beguiling' Alice O'Keeffe, Guardian
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25.75 USD

How to Treat People: A Nurse at Work

by Molly Case
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As our parents age and become unable to care for themselves, a growing reality for adults today is transitioning our parents from independence to dependent living. This challenges our maturity and character, resulting in frustration for everyone involved. Honoring Aging Parents helps anticipate and alleviate emotional turmoil with real-life examples ...
Honoring Aging Parents: How to Grow Up When Mom and Dad Grow Old
As our parents age and become unable to care for themselves, a growing reality for adults today is transitioning our parents from independence to dependent living. This challenges our maturity and character, resulting in frustration for everyone involved. Honoring Aging Parents helps anticipate and alleviate emotional turmoil with real-life examples that stick in readers' minds and that help understand normal responses of both caregivers and parents. Honoring Aging Parents helps eliminate feelings of anxiety and isolation due to our parents' aging by addressing the normal responses involved. Authors Klaus Dannenberg and Bruce Black provide insights into these situations, including the mix of emotions encountered, a financial assessment, a summary of options, and prompts for tough conversations with both parents and siblings. They discuss the transition into a caregiving role and the challenges created by dependent living-not just medical issues but the associated emotional roller coaster. Dannenberg and Black also confront tough subjects like the loss of a parent's mental faculties and preparing for the end. In hindsight, they relate the unexpected growth and contentment discovered throughout this process.
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15.740000 USD

Honoring Aging Parents: How to Grow Up When Mom and Dad Grow Old

by Bruce Black, Klaus Dannenberg
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Riding the age wave with graceIn this inspiring book, Roland D. Martinson draws on the folk wisdom and experience of over fifty persons between the ages of sixty-two and ninety-seven. He puts this wisdom in conversation with scriptural and theological understandings of elders in the last third of life and ...
Elders Rising: The Promise and Peril of Aging
Riding the age wave with graceIn this inspiring book, Roland D. Martinson draws on the folk wisdom and experience of over fifty persons between the ages of sixty-two and ninety-seven. He puts this wisdom in conversation with scriptural and theological understandings of elders in the last third of life and sets forth perspectives on aging for individuals, groups, civic organizations, and congregations to utilize in developing a vital, resilient, and productive quality of life for elders. The book explores some current age-wave numbers and explores elderhood in relation to Scripture, theology, and the wisdom of pioneers and pathfinders. Practical direction is given for conversation and action based on exploring elder identity, presence, partnerships, passions, purpose, powers, and promise.Martinson lays out a process for helping communities, including faith communities, become vital aging centers where elders are called to look honestly and hopefully at life's third chapter and to make it a time of discovery, adventure, and capacity. The volume will help congregations better serve the needs of elders and integrate elder wisdom and capacity in their mission and ministry.
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35.31 USD

Elders Rising: The Promise and Peril of Aging

by Martinson, Roland D.
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From the Prologue: Diagnosed with dementia in 1997, my husband, Jim, lived at home during his illness and died there in January 2006. I wish this story were fiction, but it is not. DIGNIFYING DEMENTIA is both a love story and an attempt to reach out to others who are ...
Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver's Struggle
From the Prologue: Diagnosed with dementia in 1997, my husband, Jim, lived at home during his illness and died there in January 2006. I wish this story were fiction, but it is not. DIGNIFYING DEMENTIA is both a love story and an attempt to reach out to others who are living through or who will live through a similar tragedy. It is written in the hope that others might benefit from what I learned as the caregiver of a dementia victim. Only then will Jim's cruel affliction serve some purpose, because it might help others feel less lonely, bewildered, angry or frustrated than I did, shorten the dreadful learning curve, or encourage others to ask more questions and make fewer assumptions. And because it might remind members of the health care industry that dementia victims and their loved ones are human beings who deserve respect, kindness, empathy and patience, so often lost in our fast-paced society. The diagnostic process I describe was painful and disappointing; perhaps someone else's caregiving experience might be easier. Caring for Jim was exhausting; perhaps someone else's might be less draining. This is not a medical text; it is the story of our experience with dementia and the lessons I learned as I tried to be Jim's voice, to maintain his dignity and to care for him and for me. Elizabeth Tierney
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31.450000 USD

Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver's Struggle

by Elizabeth Tierney
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This is a book for every Boomer trying to balance their spiritual ideals of the '60s with the wearing realities of middle age. The author enlists the practical inspiration of Water-Moon Kuan Yin, a Buddhist goddess associated with compassion, to aid in the mundane challenges of caring for her aging ...
The Moon in the Water: Reflections on an Aging Parent
This is a book for every Boomer trying to balance their spiritual ideals of the '60s with the wearing realities of middle age. The author enlists the practical inspiration of Water-Moon Kuan Yin, a Buddhist goddess associated with compassion, to aid in the mundane challenges of caring for her aging father - transferring his health insurance, struggling with a wheelchair van, managing adult diapers, or playing in the fictions of his dementia.
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83.950000 USD

The Moon in the Water: Reflections on an Aging Parent

by Kathy J Phillips
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What is it like to live to a ripe old age? What is it like to have to look after oneself in later life, or to be cared for by others? As life expectancy in the western world continues to grow, and as people manage longer periods of old age, ...
The Twilight Years: Thoughts on Old Age, Death and Dying
What is it like to live to a ripe old age? What is it like to have to look after oneself in later life, or to be cared for by others? As life expectancy in the western world continues to grow, and as people manage longer periods of old age, these questions face us on a daily basis. With great honesty yet sensitivity, the author describes, in poetically moving words and phrases, the experiences of an old person at the boundary of life.Shortly after the death of her almost 90-year-old mother, Almut Bockemuhl pauses to contemplate the four years of intensive care that she devoted to her. What happened during this period of sacrifice to a dying person? Taking a thoughtful, meditative approach, she describes invaluable experiences, concluding that old age, death and dying have the potential to touch the highest spheres of human knowledge and perception.'Growing old is a constant battle...One has the experience of being squeezed out of one's bodily home, and one sets out to protect oneself against it, and holds on to what one can...But when we make an effort to grow old in the right way, which means transforming what is earthly into what is spiritual, we are working at the transubstantiation of the earth. '
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16.72 USD

The Twilight Years: Thoughts on Old Age, Death and Dying

by Almut Bockemuhl
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A specialist in elder care, Dr. Muriel Gillick examines the complications of lives lived far longer than ever before. This book aims to help the frail elderly and their families cope with the often unforeseen dilemmas of aging: the most common chronic ailments, the acute problems, and their impact on ...
Lifelines: Living Longer, Growing Frail, Taking Heart
A specialist in elder care, Dr. Muriel Gillick examines the complications of lives lived far longer than ever before. This book aims to help the frail elderly and their families cope with the often unforeseen dilemmas of aging: the most common chronic ailments, the acute problems, and their impact on living options. Tracing the stories of four people, Dr. Gillick highlights the various challenges and decisions that arise when frailty develops and discusses the importance of prevention and social responsibility in assessing, treating, and living with frailty. [G]ives me hope that if the worst should come, there is help to be found and meaning to be derived. -John Kotre, author of Make It Count
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22.050000 USD

Lifelines: Living Longer, Growing Frail, Taking Heart

by Muriel R. Gillick
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Replete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. In these pages, members of caregivers' support groups - representing twenty-six families ...
Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book
Replete with the powerful words of experienced caregivers, Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories is an essential guidebook for anyone who must attend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. In these pages, members of caregivers' support groups - representing twenty-six families and a variety of professions and income levels - speak candidly about the challenges they have faced at every step in the caregiving process, from recognizing early symptoms of dementia to dealing with its advanced stages. Highlighting the ingenuity and resourcefulness of caregivers, the book brims with inspirational stories, practical advice, and creative approaches to problem-solving. Among the issues addressed are: Becoming a caregiver, whether for a spouse or parent; Dealing with the personality changes caused by dementia, from anxiety and paranola to hallucinations and impulsive behavior; Keeping dementia sufferers meaningfully involved in life; Handling the emotions and stresses of caregiving; Seeking help through support groups and other sources, including medical professionals, clergy, and other family members; The authors, who have both been caregivers themselves, augment their interviewees' stories with connective commentary and their own personal stories. A useful resource section is included to refer readers to associations and help-lines.
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41.950000 USD

Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book

by Anatole Crane, Lynda A. Markut
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Over an eleven year span, I wrote letters to my sisters describing the experience of caring for my Mother who had Alzheimer's Disease. These letters served as a journal describing what it was like living with this disease for both Mom and myself. I start with a brief background on ...
Letters to My Sisters
Over an eleven year span, I wrote letters to my sisters describing the experience of caring for my Mother who had Alzheimer's Disease. These letters served as a journal describing what it was like living with this disease for both Mom and myself. I start with a brief background on Mom's early life and then the letters begin, covering her time living in my home, in a nursing home, and her death.
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16.060000 USD

Letters to My Sisters

by Patricia Thompson
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In this thought-provoking memoir, Nancy Gerber maps the wrenching terrain of caring for an elderly parent. In the fall of 1995, at the age of 73, the author's father suffered a massive stroke on the right side of the brain, rendering him permanently disabled. This catastrophic event plunged the author ...
Losing a Life: A Daughter's Memoir of Caregiving
In this thought-provoking memoir, Nancy Gerber maps the wrenching terrain of caring for an elderly parent. In the fall of 1995, at the age of 73, the author's father suffered a massive stroke on the right side of the brain, rendering him permanently disabled. This catastrophic event plunged the author and her family into a crisis for which they were completely unprepared, one that included financial worries; the need to hire full-time, live-in help; and the specter of putting her father into a nursing home.
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30.440000 USD

Losing a Life: A Daughter's Memoir of Caregiving

by Nancy Gerber
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Leads the reader on a journey to discover the gifts in their own lives Gives readers the courage and motivation to have open, meaningful conversations with their loved ones A much needed wake-up call for women over 40 to catch ovarian cancer early by identifying their symptoms
When I Die, Take My Panties: Turning Your Darkest Moments into Your Greatest Gifts
Leads the reader on a journey to discover the gifts in their own lives Gives readers the courage and motivation to have open, meaningful conversations with their loved ones A much needed wake-up call for women over 40 to catch ovarian cancer early by identifying their symptoms
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17.800000 USD

When I Die, Take My Panties: Turning Your Darkest Moments into Your Greatest Gifts

by Jennifer Coken
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A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book ...
A Look Inside Alzheimer's: I Know Who I Am Today. But What About Tomorrow?
A Look Inside Alzheimer's is a captivating read for friends, families and loved ones affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by this book and gain a better understanding of this unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it. Susan and PJ, share their accounts of their own transformation and deterioration with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and Marjorie shares her perspective as the wife of a person living with Alzheimer's Disease. The book addresses the complexity and emotions surrounding issues such as the loss of independence, unwanted personality shifts, struggle to communicate, and more. The three life-stories intertwined along with boxed quotes from professionals in the field make this book special.
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17.800000 USD

A Look Inside Alzheimer's: I Know Who I Am Today. But What About Tomorrow?

by PJ Kimmerly, Susan Dublin, Marjorie N. Allen
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In a powerful blending of memoir and practical strategies from a medical doctor's perspective, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents - and ourselves - from the Perils of Modern Healthcare reveals the hidden side of modern healthcare practices for aging Americans. This ground-breaking book, co-written by award-winning author Marcy ...
The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare
In a powerful blending of memoir and practical strategies from a medical doctor's perspective, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents - and ourselves - from the Perils of Modern Healthcare reveals the hidden side of modern healthcare practices for aging Americans. This ground-breaking book, co-written by award-winning author Marcy Houle and nationally-recognized geriatrician and public health advocate, Elizabeth Eckstrom MD MPH, sheds new light on aging by showing it from twin perspectives: the story of a daughter desperately seeking help for the parents she loves, and a geriatrician who offers life-changing strategies that can protect our loved ones and ourselves. Today, for many older adults, the medical delivery system is confusing, fragmented, and ill-equipped to provide comprehensive, person-centered care. Under our current healthcare model, thousands of aging persons face unnecessary suffering, hospitalizations and nursing home stays, and even preventable death. Seniors and families often feel powerless as they travel this sad journey. Not having knowledge of aging's changes, they resign themselves to believing there is nothing anyone can do to help, while some health care professionals simply write off symptoms seniors endure as just old age. But as Marcy Houle discovered in caring for her parents, many of the problems often are not just old age. Further, the real issue is not that the answers to ease suffering don't exist. Rather, what we need to know is generally not available to the general public. Even more concerning, many health care professionals have had little or no training in the care of older adults. The Gift of Caring hopes to change that. It is written to give empowerment to all older adults, family members, and health care professionals, by sharing much needed knowledge and practical strategies. The Gift of Caring shows the best ways to advocate for our parent's health care ... and our own ... by giving us the tools we need to insist upon the better way. Your parents and you deserve the best healthcare as you age- But there are so many reasons why that's not happening.You can change that.
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28.300000 USD

The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare

by Jennie Chin Hansen, Elizabeth Eckstrom, Marcy Cottrell Houle
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Retirement. Whether you're planning for or already living in retirement, there's a lot that goes into making the most of every day. From crafting a budget and managing your money to last a lifetime to simplifying your life so you can really ...
Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose, and Financial Security
How to Get the Most Out of Your Retirement. Whether you're planning for or already living in retirement, there's a lot that goes into making the most of every day. From crafting a budget and managing your money to last a lifetime to simplifying your life so you can really focus on what you want to do next, Get the Most Out of Your Retirement walks you through the process. You'll get step-by-step, practical tips to: *Nurture new and old relationships *Find meaning through volunteer and work opportunities*Take classes and pursue hobbies*Decide where to live*Retire abroad*Get organized and clean out the clutter*Stay within your budget*Simplify the legal paperwork*Live healthfully*And more! Our generation has decades of [bonus] years ahead that our parents didn't have. This is the one book you'll need not just to manage the business of life wisely but to make your retirement rich with health, happiness, and meaning. Sally Balch Hurme is author of the bestselling Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans, and Final Wishes as well as Checklist for Family Survivors, the 2015 Grand APEX Award winner, and Checklist for Family Caregivers. A lawyer with more than 20 years of experience advocating for people 50-plus and helping them understand complex issues, she recently retired and shares her professional expertise and personal experience in this newest book in her Checklist series.
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20.950000 USD

Get the Most Out of Retirement: Checklist for Happiness, Health, Purpose, and Financial Security

by Sally Balch Hurme
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When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma-newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage-rose to her full height of five feet and told ...
Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying Yes to Living
When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma-newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage-rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road. Packing what she needed, Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads-her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their Standard Poodle Ringo-in a thirty-six-foot RV. Driving Miss Norma is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of their experiences on the road-a transformative journey of living life on your own terms that shows us that it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer. As this once timid woman says yes to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, zip-lines through a former stranger's yard, and reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma's health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life- strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts. Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian's wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, and filled with sixteen pages of color photographs, Driving Miss Norma reminds us that life is beautiful and precious, and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age.
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28.340000 USD
Hardback
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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 ...
Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?: Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age
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.
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18.890000 USD
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A neurologist who's been specialising in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer's by defining it as a spectrum disorder - like autism, Alzheimer's is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory ...
The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
A neurologist who's been specialising in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer's by defining it as a spectrum disorder - like autism, Alzheimer's is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment toseeka diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi's patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanises the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skilful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it's a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Pius chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list - because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That's news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.
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40.90 USD

The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

by Gayatri Devi
Hardback
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If you are facing the daunting reality that you are about to become a caregiver -- whether you planned for it or not -- this is the down-to-earth and authoritative answer you need. Jennifer FitzPatrick has been through nearly every possible scenario on the caregiving spectrum, both professionally and personally, ...
Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One
If you are facing the daunting reality that you are about to become a caregiver -- whether you planned for it or not -- this is the down-to-earth and authoritative answer you need. Jennifer FitzPatrick has been through nearly every possible scenario on the caregiving spectrum, both professionally and personally, and she expertly shows you how to be a responsible, loving caregiver without being overcome by guilt, exhaustion, or worry. It does not matter whether you have advantages such as money or an extended family. You do not have to passively just let things happen. No matter your particular situation, FitzPatrick has a practical and thoughtful solution to deal with it. She will help you discover and harness powers you don't even know you have -- from getting other family members to participate in caregiving to navigating a loved one's finances, living setting, or declining physical and mental health conditions. Advice and resources from FitzPatrick and twenty-four other professionals show how to give your loved one the best quality of life possible without sacrificing your own life, health, career, relationships, or financial stability.
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19.900000 USD

Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One

by Jennifer L Fitzpatrick
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The Sandwich Years is the heartfelt, inspirational story of the bond between mothers and daughters, and how one woman - through caring for the person she had relied on the most - finally found herself. Alana Kirk, married with two children and a third on the way, often found herself ...
The Sandwich Years: How to survive when the people in your life need you most
The Sandwich Years is the heartfelt, inspirational story of the bond between mothers and daughters, and how one woman - through caring for the person she had relied on the most - finally found herself. Alana Kirk, married with two children and a third on the way, often found herself stretched between the various demands on her time - parenting, marriage, work, friendship, self. But when her mother suffered a massive stroke, just days after the birth of daughter Ruby, Alana's life became unrecognisable. The next five years - 'the sandwich years' - were a time of heartbreak and difficult choices as Alana lost herself amid part-time caring for her mother, supporting her father and parenting three young daughters, while also attempting to get her career back on track. But it was also a time of growth and love as Alana rediscovered the joy her loved ones bring to her life, and learned how to find a way back to herself. The Sandwich Years is a celebration of mothers and daughters, and everyday warriors. (Previously published as Daughter, Mother, Me)
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16.72 USD

The Sandwich Years: How to survive when the people in your life need you most

by Alana Kirk
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The failure of long-term care is the country's best-kept embarrassing secret. Almost every adult in the United States will either enter a nursing home or have to deal with a parent or other relative who does. Studies show that 40 percent of all adults who live to age sixty-five will ...
It Shouldn't be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care
The failure of long-term care is the country's best-kept embarrassing secret. Almost every adult in the United States will either enter a nursing home or have to deal with a parent or other relative who does. Studies show that 40 percent of all adults who live to age sixty-five will enter a nursing home before they die, while even more will use another form of long-term care. Part memoir, part practical guide, part prescription for change, It Shouldn't Be This Way is a unique look at the problems of long-term care. Robert L. Kane, a highly experienced physician and gerontologist, and his sister, Joan C. West, tell the painful story of what happened to their mother after she suffered a debilitating stroke and spent the last years of her life in rehabilitation, assisted-living facilities, and finally a nursing home. Along the way, her adult children encountered some professionals who were kind and considerate but also many frustrations - inadequate care and the need to hire private duty aides, as well as poor communication and lack of coordination throughout the system. The situation, they found, proved far more difficult than it needed to be. As the authors recount their mother's story, they impart various lessons they learned from each phase of the experience. They alert those who are confronting such situations for the first time about what they will likely face and how to approach the problems. Closing with a broader look at why long-term care is the way it is, they propose steps to make necessary reforms, including the development of national organizations to work for change. Their message to families, care professionals, and policy-makers could not be more urgent.
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83.950000 USD

It Shouldn't be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care

by Joan C. West, Robert L. Kane
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The Early Birds is the touching and funny follow-up to The Future Homemakers of America. 'Funny, heartwarming and a real treat. I would recommend it to anyone!' Katie Fforde 'Wit and insight to match Nick Hornby, and the entertainment value of Helen Fielding' Independent on The Future Homemakers of America ...
The Early Birds
The Early Birds is the touching and funny follow-up to The Future Homemakers of America. 'Funny, heartwarming and a real treat. I would recommend it to anyone!' Katie Fforde 'Wit and insight to match Nick Hornby, and the entertainment value of Helen Fielding' Independent on The Future Homemakers of America 'Why is Laurie Graham not carried on people's shoulders through cheering crowds? Her books are brilliant!' Marian Keyes Peggy, the southern belle. Kath, the pragmatist with the only Norfolk accent in New York state. Gayle, the preacher with healing hands. Mrs Colonel Audrey Rudman, forever keeping up the standards of the Officers' Wives Club. Lois, who's never had a thought she didn't voice. Loudly. Their menfolk may be long retired, but once a US Air Force wife, always an Air Force wife, and the bonds of friendship forged in base after military base are still going strong fifty years later. Time is rendering its Accounts Payable for all of them now: hip replacements, eye problems, forgetfulness and departures. In this hymn to lifelong female friendship, Peggy soldiers on through new upheavals, including her ex-husband Vern's Alzheimer's diagnosis, the death of one of her nearest and dearest, a life-changing house move and the world-shattering events of 9/11 with the help of her sharp-tongued, often eccentric, but always loyal group of friends.
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16.72 USD

The Early Birds

by Laurie Graham
Paperback / softback
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