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Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
by Margaret Renkl

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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From <i>New York Times</i> opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family鈥攁nd of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.<br /><br /><br /><br />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鈥攈er exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father鈥攁nd of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child鈥檚 transition to caregiver.<br /><br /><br /><br />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鈥攖he natural one and our own鈥斺€渢he shadow side of love is always loss, and grief is only love鈥檚 own twin.鈥?lt;br /><br /><br /><br />Gorgeously illustrated by the author鈥檚 brother, Billy Renkl, <i>Late Migrations</i> is an assured and memorable debut.
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>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. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>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</P><P>鈥?devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia鈥?strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms鈥?changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws鈥?palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship鈥?dementia due to traumatic brain injury鈥?choosing a residential care facility鈥?support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book鈥攖hat much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them鈥攔emains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide For Stressed Out...
by , Irwin Lebow

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

August 02, 2011

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<strong>Do You Have<br /> An Aging Parent Who</strong> --<p></p><ul><li>Blames you for everything that goes wrong?</li><li>Cannot tolerate being alone, wants you all the time?</li><li>Is obsessed with health problems, real, or imagined?</li><li>Make unreasonable and/or irrational demands of you?</li><li>Is hostile, negative and critical?</li></ul><p></p> <p>Coping with these traits in parents is an endless high-stress battle for their children. Though there's no medical defination for "difficult" parents, you know when you have one. While it's rare for adults to change their ways late in life, you can stop the vicious merry-go-round of anger, blame, guilt and frustration.</p><p>For the first time, here's a common-sense guide from professionals, with more than two decades in the field, on how to smooth communications with a challenging parent. Filled with practical tips for handling contentious behaviors and sample dialogues for some of the most troubling situations, this book addresses many hard issues, including:</p><li> How to tell your parent he or she cannot live with you. </li><li> How to avoid the cycle of nagging and recriminations</li><li> How to prevent your parent's negativity from overwhelming you. </li><li> How to deal with an impaired parent who refuses to stop driving.</li><li> How to asses the risk factors in deciding whether a parent is still able to live alone.</li>
The Faith-Filled Grandmother: Promises, Prayers & Practical Advic...
by Teresa Kindred

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>A prayerful guidebook and spiritual resource for the modern-day Nana</b><br /><br /> Grandmothers, with their lifetime of experience, have more wisdom than anyone since Solomon. Nanas, simply put, have a hotline to God! But how can she fulfill her role as a godly grandma today? The modern-day grandmother faces challenges that were unheard of a few decades ago, with the Internet at our fingertips, daily advances in technology, and evolving family structures and traditions. How can she leave her spiritual legacy as mentor and counselor?<br /><br /><i>The Faith-Filled Grandmother</i> provides a spiritual blueprint to help reverse, or at best mitigate, the impact of a transient society, fragmented families, and strained relationships, all while sustaining godly Christian traditions that many say is lacking in today鈥檚 families. Writing with grace, humor, and insight, Teresa Kindred tackles Nana鈥檚 modern-day hopes and fears and provides strategies to handle topics like:<br /> 聽 <ul><li>Being a long-distance grandparent</li><li>Navigating difficult relationships with adult children</li><li>Keeping your children spiritually focused in a material world</li><li>The physical challenges of being a grandmother</li><li>Raising your grandchildren as a primary caregiver</li><li>Multigenerational families under the same roof</li><li>And more!</li></ul> With accompanying scriptures, devotions, and prayers, <i>The Faith-Filled Grandmother</i> will inspire, empower, and relay God鈥檚 promises to a new generation of grandmothers鈥攆rom fearful first-time nanas to seasoned grandmothers鈥攁s well as new parents and women鈥檚 ministry pastors. A grandmother鈥檚 wisdom will never go out of fashion!
I Feel Bad About My Neck
by Nora Ephron

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 01, 2006

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<p>With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i>, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.</p><p>Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i> is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.</p>
Weekends With Alice
by Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya

Language

English

Pages

108

Publication Date

October 11, 2019

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Did you ever think about living to be 100 years old or more? Humans are fascinated with longevity. Perhaps this is because we are mortal and what happens after we die really is the great unknown. Currently, fewer than 1 in 10,000 humans will become centenarians. Even fewer will be functional centenarians 鈥?engaged, productive, communicative, able to enjoy and appreciate their lives and share their story with others. Weekends with Alice is a collection of stories, observations, anecdotes, and wisdoms from the life journey of a woman born in 1915 and who lived to be six weeks shy of 103 years old. At 100 years old, Alice was tidying her house, sweeping her garage, weeding her garden, commenting on the news, and praying for those who mattered to her. At 101 years old, Alice was still evolving 鈥?past acceptance and approaching embrace of fusion cuisine, Skype, and gay marriage. For anyone hoping to join the ranks of functional centenarians, this book is a launchpad for conversations about aging, health care, elder care, and family.
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella
by Fredrik Backman

Language

English

Pages

97

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<b>A little book with a big heart!</b><br /> <br />鈥淚 read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.鈥?鈥擫isa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice<br /><br />From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>A Man Called Ove</i>,<i> My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She鈥檚 Sorry,</i> and <i>Britt-Marie Was Here</i> comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man鈥檚 struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family鈥檚 efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.<br /> <br />With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you鈥檒l treasure for a lifetime.
Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go (Downsiz...
by Marni Jameson

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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It鈥檚 a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime's worth of possessions, to selling the homestead itself. Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly鈥攁nd, in the best of situations, even memorably. Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts鈥攁ntiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologists鈥攖o offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell.
Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Old...
by John Leland

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

January 23, 2018

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<p>A <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller!</p><p><b>An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, <i>Happiness Is </i><i>a Choice You Make </i>weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the 鈥渙ldest old鈥濃€?those eighty-five and up.</b></p><p>In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of <i>The New York Times</i> to meet members of America鈥檚 fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise.</p><p><i>Happiness Is a Choice You Make</i> is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to 鈥渓ive better鈥濃€攊nformed by those who have mastered the art.</p>
When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers ...
by Angel Smits

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

June 05, 2017

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Nearly five million families deal with Alzheimer鈥檚 Disease and other forms of dementia on a daily basis. They do this with little training, and often only their good intentions guide them. <i>When Reasoning No Longer Works</i> is the training manual these family caregivers have been searching for.<br /><br />Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most importantly, how to deal with its effects.<br />Bulleted lists clearly explain:<br /><br />鈥? How to avoid a catastrophic reaction<br />鈥? Specific approaches for aggressive behavior<br />鈥? How to deal with disruptive behaviors<br />鈥? Ways to diminish wandering<br />鈥? What to do when a wanderer is missing<br />鈥? When to look for outside help<br /><br />You鈥檒l also follow the story of Lou and Rose, a couple who share their lives with Alzheimer鈥檚 disease. Together, they find the answers to questions caregivers and victims are sometimes afraid to ask.<br /><br />(with foreword by Dr. Randall J. Bjork)<br /><br />"Sixteen years ago, my father, Charles, died as the result of AD. For many years to come, I knew that I had failed him. I wish I knew then what I read about now in When Reasoning No Longer Works. The stress of living with an Alzheimer鈥檚 patient in the family can be heart-wrenching, but this book provides hope and help.鈥?鈥?Jeanie M, daughter and caregiver

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