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Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live

Becca Levy PhD

Yale professor and leading expert on the psychology of successful aging, Dr. Becca Levy, draws on her ground-breaking research to show how age beliefs can be improved so they benefit all aspects of the aging process, including the way genes operate and the extension of life expectancy by 7.5 years.

Essential Strategies for the Dementia Caregiver: Learning to PACE Yourself

Tami 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 Care

Connie 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 Older

Beth 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.

What's Worth Knowing

Wendy Lustbader

Colorful and enlightening vignettes about life by everyday people in their seventies, eighties, and nineties.

Thriving Beyond Midlife

E. 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 Aging

Robert 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.

Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life

Dr. Bill Thomas

Dr. Thomas is at the forefront of a strong nationwide movement to reframe “life after adulthood” as an exciting stage of human growth and development. In Second Wind, he explores the dreams and disappointments, the struggles and triumphs of a generation of 78 million people who once said they would never grow old and never trust anyone over thirty.

The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind

Judith 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?

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