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Freedom with Food and Fitness

Alana Van Der Sluys

No matter who you are, you’ve probably experienced the shame, guilt, and frustration of trying to be “healthy” and “fit.” You may have tried Whole30, Keto, Weight Watchers, or Paleo, and paired it with Beachbody or Peloton workouts that leave you exhausted, hungry, and unhappy with your body. The cycle ends now: You deserve to be at peace with food, and feel energized and joyful with your exercise routine. You deserve freedom.

Keep Your Wits About You: The Science of Brain Maintenance as You Age

Vonetta M. Dotson, PhD

Neuropsychologist and gerontologist Voneta M. Dotson summarizes the science behind brain health and offers behavioral strategies for improving it, such as targeted exercise, social engagement, and cognitive training. Each chapter presents the research behind a given strategy and practical guidance on how to incorporate healthy behaviors into daily life.

I Love Someone with Dementia... So Why Am I Losing My Mind?: A Practical Guide

Beth Friesen Rn

This book is meant to be a guide to help you and those you love navigate the overwhelming diagnosis of dementia, especially Alzheimer’s Dementia, and the months and years that follow. It includes what we wish we had known, what we learned, and the resources that helped us along the way.

The Secret Lives of Hoarders: True Stories of Tackling Extreme Clutter

Matt Paxton

A behind-the-scenes look at this hidden epidemic- what it means, how to recognize it before it gets out of hand, and how to deal with it.

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?

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care

Laura Wayman

Caring for someone with dementia means devotedly and patiently doing a hundred little things each day. This book offers practical, compassionate advice on overcoming caregiving obstacles and maintaining meaningful relationships with loved ones who have dementia and memory loss.

The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life

Dr. Robert N. Butler

Pulitzer-prize winning author Dr. Robert Butler coined the term “ageism” and made “Alzheimer’s” a familiar word. Now he brings his formidable knowledge and experience in aging issues to a recent and unprecedented achievement: the extension of human life expectancy by thirty years. As Butler shows, our society had not yet adapted to this change.

I Remember Better When I Paint (DVD)

Berna G Huebner & Eric Ellena

Conveys valuable scientific information on how Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect the brain and how art and creative therapies are often able to bypass the limitations imposed by those changes and reach areas of emotion, creativity, and expression.

I Remember Better When I Paint: Art and Alzheimer's

Berna G Huebner

Conveys valuable scientific information on how Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect the brain and how art and creative therapies are often able to bypass the limitations imposed by those changes and reach areas of emotion, creativity, and expression.

The Hourglass: Life as an Aging Mortal

Pamela Cuming

In The Hourglass, Pamela Cuming invites us to contemplate how we can find the courage to age and to confront death as the runway of our lives gets shorter.

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