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Caring for your Parents: The Complete Family Guide. Practical Advice You Can Trust from the Experts at AARP – Aging Book PDF

Delehanty, Hugh
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.

The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years after 50 – Aging Book PDF

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009 Dewey Dec. 305.26

In The Third Chapter, the 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. The women and men whose voices fill the pages of The Third Chapter tell passionate and poignant stories of risk and vulnerability, failure and resilience, challenge and mastery, experimentation and improvisation, and insight and new learning. Old age — Social aspects — United States, Aging — Psychological aspects.

The Johns Hopkins Medical Guide to Health after 50 – Aging Books Free Online

Margolis, Simeon
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.

Older Americans Information Directory (9th edition, 2013-2014) – Aging Books Free Online

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.

The Clock of Ages: Why We Age– How We Age– Winding Back the Clock – Aging Books Free Online

Medina, John
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.

Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development – Books about Getting Older

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.

MORE CORE BOOKS – Aging

The Encyclopedia of Aging – Books about Getting Older

Maddox, George, ed.
Springer 2001


Fitness Over Fifty – Books about Getting Older

National Institute on Aging
Healthy Living 2003


The Change: Women, Ageing And the Menopause – Books about Getting Older

Greer, Germaine
Knopf 1992


Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age – Books about Getting Older

Jacoby, Susan
Vintage 2012


Time of Our Lives: The Science of Human Aging – Aging Book PDF

Kirkwood, Thom
Oxford University 1999


The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50 – Aging Book PDF

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010


The Baby Boomer Body Book: The Complete Health Reference for Our Generation – Aging Books PDF

Peck, Brian
Sourcebooks 2001


Successful Aging – Aging Books PDF

Rowe, John W.
Pantheon 1998


New Passages – Aging Book Free Online

Sheehy, Gail
Harper Collins 1997


Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being – Books on the Elderly

Weil, Andrew
Knopf 2005


BOOK COLLECTIONS – Aging

Books on Aging and Health – Collection – Books on Aging PDF

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. Free Aging books pdf.

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