Tools for Professionals Who Work With Seniors
Bookshelf - Aging
Essential Strategies for the Dementia Caregiver: Learning to PACE YourselfTami Anastasia
ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES FOR THE DEMENTIA CAREGIVER offers a fresh and practical approach to the challenges faced by wives, husbands, and adult children who care for loved ones with dementia. Using the 4 D’s of Dementia Care – detach, document, diffuse, distract – caregivers can find solutions for behaviors ranging from shadowing to wandering to medication refusal. The PACE model emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the caregiver’s well-being while navigating the dementia journey.
Wisdom from Those in CareConnie Goldman
With frank detail and profound understanding, Wisdom from Those in Care illuminates the trials, frustrations, hopes, and fears of those in care as they learn to accept help and adjust to the changes and challenges in their lives. Anyone who has received or given care will appreciate these moving accounts of nurtured spirits and transformed lives.
With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow OlderBeth Baker
In this book, an award-winning journalist tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors.
Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?Joy Loverde
For those who have no support system in place, the thought of aging without help can be a frightening, isolating prospect. It is possible to maintain a good quality of life in your later years, but having a plan is essential.
Thriving Beyond MidlifeE. Craig MacBean
Encourages you to engage aging without either succumbing to it or trying to overpower it, so your retirement will be the rich and rewarding part of life you expect it to be.
Spirituality and AgingRobert C. Atchley
Spirituality and Aging incorporates material from two decades of interviews, observations, study, and reflection to illustrate ways of thinking about and discussing spirituality―what it is, why it is important, and how it influences the experience of aging.
The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature MindJudith Horstman
There has never been a better time, in all of history, to grow old. But will your brain age as well as the rest of you?
The Savvy Resident's Guide: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Nursing Home Stay But Were Afraid to AskEleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD
In The Savvy Resident’s Guide, psychologist Dr. Eleanor Feldman Barbera explains how nursing homes work and how people can make the most of their stays. Finalist in the 2014 SeniorHomes.com Best Books on Aging and Caregiving contest, this large-print guide is the only book available that is directed specifically toward residents.
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