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Caring for your Parents: The Complete Family Guide. Practical Advice You Can Trust from the Experts at AARP – Elder Care free books.
AARP 2008 Dewey Dec. 362.6
Drawing on AARP’s deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP’s Caring for Your Parents offers both sensitive counsel and a practical road map through the complex emotional terrain many of us face as our parents age. Topics explored in depth run the gamut from locating quality health care and dealing with the bureaucracy of Medicare to avoiding consumer scams, organizing caregiving from afar, and planning the disposition of an estate. Elder care free books.
The Change: Women, Ageing And the Menopause – Best Books on Aging Well
In this compulsively readable, fascinating account of menopause, renowned feminist and author Germaine Greer gives us so much more than the medical facts. She has gone back into history, read textbooks, explored novels and poems, and has written a wholly extraordinary account of women and their changes in life. Best books on aging well.
Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age – Best Books on Aging Well
Combining historical, social, and economic analysis with personal experiences of love and loss, Jacoby unmasks the fallacies promoted by twenty-first-century hucksters of longevity, and reveals the hazards of the magical thinking that prevents us from facing the genuine battles of growing old. Never Say Die speaks to Americans, whatever their age, who draw courage and hope from facing reality instead of embracing platitudes and delusions, and who want to grow old with dignity and purpose. Best books on aging well.
Time of Our Lives: The Science of Human Aging – Best Books on Aging Well
Oxford University 1999
By the year 2050 one in five of the world’s population will be 65 or older, a fact which presages profound medical, biological, philosophical, and political changes in the coming century. Tom Kirkwood draws on more than twenty years of research to make sense of the evolution of aging, to explain how aging occurs, and to answer fundamental questions like why women live longer than men. A clear, original and, above all, inspiring investigation of a process all of us experience but few of us understand. Best books on aging well.
The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50 – Best Books on Aging Well
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010
Renowned sociologist Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot offers a strong counterpoint to the murky ambivalence that shrouds our clear view of people in their third chapters. She challenges the still prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing the ways in which the years between fifty and seventy-five may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in our lives, tracing the ways in which wisdom, experience, and new learning inspire individual growth and cultural transformation. Best books on aging well.
The Encyclopedia of Aging – Best Books on Aging Well
Maddox, George, ed.
Comprehensive multidisciplinary encyclopedia dealing with aging processes and older adults. Intended for “the educated inquirer who needs a brief authoritative introduction to key topics and issues in aging”. Signed entries contain cross references. Contains lengthy bibliography. General index. Elder care free books, best books on aging well.
The Johns Hopkins Medical Guide to Health after 50 – Best Books on Aging Well
Black Dog & Leventhal 2005 Dewey Dec. 613
The editors of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter Health After 50 present this indispensable medical guide covering more than 100 of the most common ailments associated with aging. Organized from A to Z by ailment, its concise language and clear presentation make it easy to use. Each ailment is covered in detail and includes information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, questions for your doctor, and more. The book’s 100 full-color illustrations and 20-page body atlas guide the reader simply through the body’s major systems and organs. Best books on aging well.
Older Americans Information Directory (9th edition, 2013-2014) – Best Books on Aging Well
Mars, Laura, ed.
Millerton, NY: Grey House 2012
This reference directory has 12,000 listings organized into 12 major chapters. It also has eight articles on topics relevant to aging Americans. Chapters are: Introduction — Articles — National organizations & federal agencies — State organizations & government agencies — Awards, honors, & prizes — Continuing education — Disability aids & assistive devices — Health conditions: associations, publications, research centers, websites — Assisted living facilities — Independent living centers — Legal aid resources — Libraries & information resources — Print resources for older Americans — Travel. Elder care free books, best books on aging well.
The Clock of Ages: Why We Age– How We Age– Winding Back the Clock – Best Books on Aging Well
Cambridge Univ 1996 Dewey Dec. 612
Written in everyday language, The Clock of Ages takes us on a tour of the ageing human body – all from a research scientist’s point of view. From the deliberate creation of organisms that live three times their natural span to the isolation of human genes that may allow us to do the same, The Clock of Ages also examines the latest discoveries in geriatric genetics. Sprinkled throughout the pages are descriptions of the aging of many historical figures, such as Florence Nightingale, Jane Austen, Bonaparte and Casanova. Best books on aging well.
Fitness Over Fifty – Best Books on Aging Well
National Institute on Aging
Healthy Living 2003
Exercise is not just for the young! That’s right. Studies show that people who stay active—no matter what their age—benefit from exercise. Not only can it help you feel better, but it makes doing all those day to day tasks easier and more enjoyable. You don’t need to join a gym or buy expensive equipment. Everything you need to begin your own exercise program is right inside this book. Energy, strength, balance, and flexibility are the ingredients that add up to long-lasting vitality and health. And Fitness Over Fifty features practical advice about how you can reach those goals. Best books on aging well.
The Baby Boomer Body Book: The Complete Health Reference for Our Generation – Best Books on Aging Well
Dr. Brian Peck offers the most up-to-date information on mid-age medicine, including its diagnostic procedures and approaches to common conditions and treatments. He has collaborated with 12 medical specialists in their respective fields to round out this comprehensive, one-stop resource. A compendium of reliable, accessible information, Dr. Peck’s book is also filled with dozens of lively case histories of real-life medical problems baby boomers have encountered and how they were solved. Best books on aging well.
Successful Aging – Best Books on Aging Well
Rowe, John W.
Research into aging has been revolutionized in the past ten years largely due to the MacArthur Study, which under the leadership of Drs. John W. Rowe and Robert L. Kahn created a network of leading research scientists from key fields to determine what aging actually involves. They discovered that lifestyle choices–more than genes–determine how well we age. Drs. Rowe and Kahn outline those vital choices, including changes in diet, types of exercise, mental stimulation, self-efficacy, and dynamic connections. Best books on aging well.
New Passages – Best Books on Aging Well
Harper Collins 1997
The old demarcations and descriptions of adulthood–beginning at twenty-one and ending at sixty-five–are hopelessly out of date. In New Passages, Gail Sheehy discovers and maps out a completely new frontier–a Second Adulthood in middle life. Instead of declining, men and women who embrace a Second Adulthood are progressing through entirely new passages into lives of deeper meaning, renewed playfulness, and creativity–beyond both male and female menopause. Through hundreds of personal and group interviews, national surveys of professionals and working-class people, and fresh findings extracted from fifty years of U.S. Census reports, Sheehy vividly dramatizes these newly developing stages. Best books on aging well.
Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development – Best Books on Aging Well
Vaillant, George E.
Little, Brown 2002 Dewey Dec. 305.26
“In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects-men and women, some rich, some poor- from their teens to old age. Harvard’s George Vaillant now uses these studies, the most complete ever done anywhere in the world, and the subjects’ individual histories to illustrate the factors involved in reaching a happy, healthy old age. He explains precisely why some people turn out to be more resilient than others, the complicated effects of marriage and divorce, negative personality changes, and how to live a more fulfilling, satisfying and rewarding life in the later years. He shows why a person’s background has less to do with their eventual happiness than the specific lifestyle choices they make. And he offers step-by-step advice about how each of us can change our lifestyles and age successfully. Best books on aging well.
Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being – Best Books on Aging Well
Dr. Weil explains that there are a myriad of things we can do to keep our bodies and minds in good working order through all phases of life. With detailed information on: -Learning to eat right: Following the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Weil’s guide to the nutritional components of a healthy lifestyle; -Separating myth from fact about the would-be elixirs of life extension — herbs, hormones, and anti-aging “medicines”; -Learning exercise, breathing and stress-management techniques to benefit your mind and body; -Understanding the science behind the aging process; -Keeping records of your life lessons to share with loved ones. Best books on aging well.
BOOK COLLECTIONS – Aging Well, Elder Care
Books on Aging – Collection – Best Books on Aging Well
About 3,300 free Aging books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging, How a Man Ages, The New Science of Aging, Testing the Theories of Aging, Doctor’s Guide to Growing Older, Brain Health and Wellness, Problems of Aging, The Biology of Senescence, many more. Best books on aging well.
Books on Care for Older People – Collection – Elder Care Free Books
About 400 free books on care of older people at the Internet Archive. Some titles: When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community, Eldercare 101, Extra Help at Home, Making Healthy Choices for Senior Living, The ABCs of Caregiving, Caregiver’s Guide for Canada, Family Caregiving. Elder care free books.
Books on Institutional Care for Older People – Collection – Elder Care Free Books
About 60 free books on institutional care of older people at the Internet Archive. Some titles: Aging is Living, Choosing a Care Home, Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Living, Geriatric Residential Care, Eldercare in New York, Residential Care? Elder care free books.