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Perhaps someone in your family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease-or maybe you worry about developing memory loss yourself. In Is It Alzheimer's?, Dr. Peter V. Rabins, a top expert in the field, educates readers by answering 101 often-asked questions about memory loss and dementia. Written in a conversational, easy-to-use ...
Is It Alzheimer's?: 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia
Perhaps someone in your family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease-or maybe you worry about developing memory loss yourself. In Is It Alzheimer's?, Dr. Peter V. Rabins, a top expert in the field, educates readers by answering 101 often-asked questions about memory loss and dementia. Written in a conversational, easy-to-use Q&A style, the book is organized into seven unique sections. A companion to the best-selling The 36-Hour Day, which Dr. Rabins coauthored, this book discusses * how to distinguish typical memory loss from early dementia* how dementia is diagnosed* what factors play a role in the progression of dementia* whether it's possible to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer disease or dementia* how to improve the quality of life of people with dementia* how to assess long-term care facilities and nursing homes* available treatments, including medication* how to explain the symptoms of Alzheimer disease and dementia to others* how to provide caregivers with psychological and emotional support* and much more Aimed at friends and family members of the estimated 5.1 million US adults with dementia, as well as adults who are concerned about developing dementia, the book offers helpful directions and comfort. Is It Alzheimer's? is a quick, accessible, and essential reference for anyone who hopes to navigate the confusion of dementing illnesses.
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31.450000 USD

Is It Alzheimer's?: 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia

by Peter V. Rabins
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Caregivers hold the key to the health, well-being, and happiness of their aging relatives, partners, or friends. The Caregiver's Encyclopedia provides you with all of the information you need to take the best care of your loved one-from making major medical decisions to making sure you don't burn out. Written ...
The Caregiver's Encyclopedia: A Compassionate Guide to Caring for Older Adults
Caregivers hold the key to the health, well-being, and happiness of their aging relatives, partners, or friends. The Caregiver's Encyclopedia provides you with all of the information you need to take the best care of your loved one-from making major medical decisions to making sure you don't burn out. Written by Muriel R. Gillick, MD, a geriatrician with more than 30 years' experience caring for older people, this book highlights the importance of understanding your friend's or family member's overall health. With compassion and expertise, this book will help you think like a doctor. The content * helps you navigate the health-care system* shares important information about treating basic geriatric syndromes, including delirium, dementia, and falls* teaches you about preventive care options* enables you to manage medical decisions related to both acute and chronic conditions * discusses what Medicare covers-and what it doesn't* guides you through different approaches to care* weighs the risks and benefits of hospital vs. home, nursing home, or hospice care* provides a detailed list of medical supplies that you might want to keep on hand* offers you additional resources and emotional support Throughout, Gillick provides helpful information and concrete concepts that caregivers can put into practice today. Authoritative, comprehensive, holistic, and highly illustrated, The Caregiver's Encyclopedia will help you figure out how to be the best caregiver you can be.
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57.700000 USD

The Caregiver's Encyclopedia: A Compassionate Guide to Caring for Older Adults

by Muriel R. Gillick
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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
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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
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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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Social Security (comprising Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and Disability Insurance (DI)) is the largest single program in the federal governments budget. In 2010, annual outlays for the program exceeded annual revenues (excluding interest) credited to the combined trust funds. A gap between those amounts has persisted since then, and ...
Policy Options & Long-Term Projections for Social Security
Social Security (comprising Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and Disability Insurance (DI)) is the largest single program in the federal governments budget. In 2010, annual outlays for the program exceeded annual revenues (excluding interest) credited to the combined trust funds. A gap between those amounts has persisted since then, and in fiscal year 2015 outlays exceeded tax revenues by almost 9 percent. As the baby-boom generation retires over the next 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects, the gap will widen between amounts credited to the trust funds and payments to beneficiaries. This book considers 36 policy options that are among those commonly proposed by policymakers and analysts as a means of restoring financial security to the Social Security program. Furthermore, this book presents additional information about CBOs long-term projections for Social Security in the form of 15 exhibits that illustrate the programs finances and the distribution of benefits paid to and payroll taxes collected from various groups of people.
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205.540000 USD
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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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This book will help readers to better understand and address a strange social phenomenon: the apparent choice by some seniors to live in squalor. * Incorporates the latest research concerning laws and medical classifications * Offers the first in-depth treatment of legal and political theory questions underlying the issue of ...
Seniors and Squalor: Competency, Autonomy, and the Mistake of Forced Intervention
This book will help readers to better understand and address a strange social phenomenon: the apparent choice by some seniors to live in squalor. * Incorporates the latest research concerning laws and medical classifications * Offers the first in-depth treatment of legal and political theory questions underlying the issue of self-neglect by senior citizens * Includes policy approaches crafted to address the issue at a societal level * Raises ethical questions based in the role of government in solving social problems
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48.300000 USD

Seniors and Squalor: Competency, Autonomy, and the Mistake of Forced Intervention

by Lisa Johnson
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There is a growing population at the intersection of aging and disability who increasingly rely on old community service systems for care; systems that currently cannot handle the increase in demand and the crossing of the care-boundaries that have been set-up between the aging and those with disability. In response ...
Aging and Disability: Crossing Network Lines
There is a growing population at the intersection of aging and disability who increasingly rely on old community service systems for care; systems that currently cannot handle the increase in demand and the crossing of the care-boundaries that have been set-up between the aging and those with disability. In response to this need, Michelle Putnam has edited this volume to reflect the current research and conferences, facilitate collaboration across service networks, and encourage movement toward more effective service policies. Professional stakeholders evaluate the bridges and barriers to crossing network lines, the 2002-2004 Missouri case study identifying facilitators and barriers to working across aging and disability service networks is included and examined, and a chapter on current websites, agencies, and coalitions provides the much needed tools to bring collaboration into practice. With contributions from those on the fore-front of these issues, Aging and Disability will provide a basis for understanding why our aging and disability networks have so long been separated and what we can do to close that gap so that our elderly populations of those with disability and those aging into disability are provided the care and service they need to live in dignity.
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89.250000 USD

Aging and Disability: Crossing Network Lines

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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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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
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Can traditional arts improve an older adult's quality of life? Are arts interventions more effective when they align with an elder's cultural identity? In The Expressive Lives of Elders, Jon Kay and contributors from a diverse range of public institutions argue that such mediations work best when they are culturally, ...
The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging
Can traditional arts improve an older adult's quality of life? Are arts interventions more effective when they align with an elder's cultural identity? In The Expressive Lives of Elders, Jon Kay and contributors from a diverse range of public institutions argue that such mediations work best when they are culturally, socially, and personally relevant to the participants. From quilting and canning to weaving and woodworking, this book explores the role of traditional arts and folklore in the lives of older adults in the United States, highlighting the critical importance of ethnographic studies of creative aging for both understanding the expressive lives of elders and for designing effective arts therapies and programs. Each case study in this volume demonstrates how folklore and traditional practices help elders maintain their health and wellness, providing a road map for initiatives to improve the lives and well-being of America's aging population.
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94.500000 USD

The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging

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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
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Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and ...
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss
Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on * devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia* strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms* changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws* palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship* dementia due to traumatic brain injury* choosing a residential care facility* support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book-that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them-remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.
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57.750000 USD

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss

by Peter V. Rabins, Nancy L. Mace
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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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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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36.700000 USD

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

by Jennifer Coken
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Letters from Angel is a true story of a golden retriever/chow mix told in her own words. Her early years were spent in a family in a modest home in suburban New York. She blossomed into a beautiful, loving, energetic companion. When the father in the family continued to abuse ...
Letters from Angel: A True Story In her Own Words
Letters from Angel is a true story of a golden retriever/chow mix told in her own words. Her early years were spent in a family in a modest home in suburban New York. She blossomed into a beautiful, loving, energetic companion. When the father in the family continued to abuse her, Angel ran away. She survived for months on the loose, lived off the land, protected by homeless men and women, and her own inherited survival skills. When winter came, Angel was rescued by the SPCA, who identified her owners and brought her back to be reunited. The mother turned the rescuers away because she believed her husband would continue to abuse Angel. At nine years of age, Angel was taken to a dog shelter, her spirit crushed. When it appeared that all was lost, Angel was rescued. Her sad life turned into a Cinderella story. A new world opened up for her. Air travel (a funny story), a home that she describes as the biggest dog house in the world, winters on the beach in Florida, living in a New York City apartment, walking in Central Park. Angel tells her story in detail and shares her innermost thoughts on a wide variety of subjects, her reactions to lightning ashes and reworks, tricks on taking medicine, weight control, on and on. And at the end, she writes about the burdens she faced as she grew older. Angel's letters are insightful and charming, revealing the inner life of a dog. It is a book for all ages.
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17.800000 USD

Letters from Angel: A True Story In her Own Words

by Martin P. Levin
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See the BBC's slideshow of photos from Love, Loss, and Laughter.
Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer's Differently
See the BBC's slideshow of photos from Love, Loss, and Laughter.
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29.66 USD

Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer's Differently

by Cathy Stein Greenblat
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'Why is Laurie Graham not carried on people's shoulders through cheering crowds? Her books are brilliant!' MARIAN KEYES The Early Birds is the feel-good and funny follow-up to The Future Homemakers of America that proves that no matter what life throws at you, great friends and regular cocktails will always ...
The Early Birds
'Why is Laurie Graham not carried on people's shoulders through cheering crowds? Her books are brilliant!' MARIAN KEYES The Early Birds is the feel-good and funny follow-up to The Future Homemakers of America that proves that no matter what life throws at you, great friends and regular cocktails will always see you through. 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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37.18 USD

The Early Birds

by Laurie Graham
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Caring for an elderly family member can be overwhelming. But fulfilling life experiences are still possible for both caregivers and their loved ones, despite the stress and fatigue of caregiving. In this comprehensive book, best-selling author Ann Kaiser Stearns explores the practical and personal challenges of both caregiving and successful ...
Redefining Aging: A Caregiver's Guide to Living Your Best Life
Caring for an elderly family member can be overwhelming. But fulfilling life experiences are still possible for both caregivers and their loved ones, despite the stress and fatigue of caregiving. In this comprehensive book, best-selling author Ann Kaiser Stearns explores the practical and personal challenges of both caregiving and successful aging. She couples findings from the latest research with powerful insights and problem-solving tips to help caregivers achieve the best life possible for those they care for-and for themselves as they age. Topics include* Improving the quality of life for the one giving and the one receiving care* Distinguishing normal aging from early warning signs * Understanding caregiver sadness, resentment, guilt, and grief* Using strategies and skills to minimize an impaired elder's distress and emotional outbursts and the caregiver's own anxieties about growing old* Finding resources to aid in the care of the loved one and protect the caregiver from stress overload * Moving forward after the death of a loved one to have a meaningful life of one's own * Overcoming ageist stereotypes and deciding what kind of old person one will be* Making life easier for those who someday will care for us Redefining Aging will help readers think differently about caregiving and their own aging.
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82.75 USD

Redefining Aging: A Caregiver's Guide to Living Your Best Life

by Ann Kaiser Stearns
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We all hope that we will be cared for as we age. But the details of that care, for caretaker and recipient alike, raise some of life's most vexing questions. From the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, as an explosive economy and shifting social opportunities drew the young away from ...
Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age
We all hope that we will be cared for as we age. But the details of that care, for caretaker and recipient alike, raise some of life's most vexing questions. From the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, as an explosive economy and shifting social opportunities drew the young away from home, the elderly used promises of inheritance to keep children at their side. Hendrik Hartog tells the riveting, heartbreaking stories of how families fought over the work of care and its compensation. Someday All This Will Be Yours narrates the legal and emotional strategies mobilized by older people, and explores the ambivalences of family members as they struggled with expectations of love and duty. Court cases offer an extraordinary glimpse of the mundane, painful, and intimate predicaments of family life. They reveal what it meant to be old without the pensions, Social Security, and nursing homes that now do much of the work of serving the elderly. From demented grandparents to fickle fathers, from litigious sons to grateful daughters, Hartog guides us into a world of disputed promises and broken hearts, and helps us feel the terrible tangle of love and commitments and money. From one of the bedrocks of the human condition-the tension between the infirmities of the elderly and the longings of the young-emerges a pioneering work of exploration into the darker recesses of family life. Ultimately, Hartog forces us to reflect on what we owe and are owed as members of a family.
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37.280000 USD
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Much of the existing caregiving literature has focused on the caregiver or care recipient, their relationship, and the caregivers' burdens and stress. Yet most of the key issues surrounding aging individuals and society are socially and culturally bound - key issues like household structure and living arrangements; work, leisure, and ...
Caregiving Contexts: Cultural, Familial, and Societal Implications
Much of the existing caregiving literature has focused on the caregiver or care recipient, their relationship, and the caregivers' burdens and stress. Yet most of the key issues surrounding aging individuals and society are socially and culturally bound - key issues like household structure and living arrangements; work, leisure, and retirement; and health and social policies all vary considerably from one context to another. Caregiving Contexts focuses on the issue of caregiving from a wide variety of contextual frameworks - sociocultural, familial, and sociopolitical - as opposed to the more common disciplinary perspective. This broader perspective is particularly important in preparing caregiving related programs and policies for the challenges of the aging baby boomer generation.
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105.000000 USD

Caregiving Contexts: Cultural, Familial, and Societal Implications

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East Asian societies are changing rapidly, and one of the most important facets of this transformation is population the ageing. of society. Active ageing is one of the few concepts available today to effectively address the problems arising from a highly-aged and, particularly in East Asia, fast-ageing society, offering a ...
Active Ageing in Asia
East Asian societies are changing rapidly, and one of the most important facets of this transformation is population the ageing. of society. Active ageing is one of the few concepts available today to effectively address the problems arising from a highly-aged and, particularly in East Asia, fast-ageing society, offering a new social policy paradigm to redirect and innovate new social policies, particularly social services, social transfers, social regulations and laws, towards more investment in and support of the fast rising number of olderelderly citizens. This book focuses on the experiences of East Asian societies where active ageing has been implemented. It presents a thorough analysis of the concept of active ageing and its potential and problems of implementations in different stages of development in East Asia, whilst providing theoretical clarity to, and broadening the concept of, active ageing. Further, the country-focused case studies explore how to design, pursue, measure and evaluate social policies, highlight the problems related to the implementation of the concept of active ageing in social policy and outline the practical implications of active ageing theory forin policy making. Active Ageing in Asia will appeal to students and scholars of social and public policy, social work, gerontology and health and social administration, as well as to policy makers working in the field.
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168.000000 USD

Active Ageing in Asia

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Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care, and existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million American Baby Boomers approach old age, their diverse family structures mean the burden of care will fall on a ...
Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss
Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care, and existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million American Baby Boomers approach old age, their diverse family structures mean the burden of care will fall on a different cast of family members than in the past. Our current approaches are based on an outdated caregiving model that presumes life-long connection between the parents and offspring, with the existence of high internal norm cohesion among family members providing a valuable safety net for caregiving. Single parent and remarried parent-led families are far more complicated, fragile, and point to the need for increased formal support from the religious, medical, legal, and public policy communities. We base our analysis on in-depth, qualitative interviews with surviving grown children and stepchildren whose mother, father, stepparent, or ex-stepparent died. Their stories illustrate the profound ways that the caregiving, mourning, and inheritance process has changed in ways not adequately reflected in formal legal, medical, and religious tools. The solutions center on awareness and preparation: providing more support for individual planning for incapacity and death and, even more importantly, creating legal, political, and social planning for the graying of America at a time of increasingly complex familial ties.
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35.650000 USD
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Written by a practising architect and gerontologist, this text explains how to create a home environment that will help coping with the many difficulties associated with Alzheimer's. The text is divided into two parts. The first of which deals with interior and exterior spaces individually, providing information on how to ...
A Complete Guide to Alzheimer's-proofing Your Home
Written by a practising architect and gerontologist, this text explains how to create a home environment that will help coping with the many difficulties associated with Alzheimer's. The text is divided into two parts. The first of which deals with interior and exterior spaces individually, providing information on how to ensure that the Alzheimer's patient will be safe and secure. The second part gives a detailed list of potential problems related to Alzheimer's and practical information on how to cope with those problems in the home setting.
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41.950000 USD

A Complete Guide to Alzheimer's-proofing Your Home

by Mark Warner
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