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By Roger Rosenblat. 2000
Rosenblat believes most people worry needlessly about things that aren't important, thereby taking years off their lives. Rosenblat gives advice… on how to keep things in perspective and live life to the fullest in 54 humorous pieces. 2000.
Six million people in the UK, often unnoticed by the rest of us, provide unpaid care for disabled or elderly… relatives, friends or neighbours. Their job is long, lonely and hard, yet there is limited support and no formal training. As a result, carers suffer frequent damage to physical and mental health. This book is written for them - and also for the rest of us who don't know what being a carer is all about. The book airs such topics as sex, thoughts of murder, and dealing with the responses of friends and officials who fail to understand. 2006.
Widower of the novelist Iris Murdoch tells an inspirational, painful, and ultimately uplifting story of how he had to grapple… with his fate as a man by beginning life anew, in his mid-seventies. 2001.
By John Mortimer. 2001
In this bitter-sweet account of the onset of old age, John Mortimer's characteristic vivacity shines through as he lunches with… the old lags and captains of industry at Wormwood Scrubs, contemplates Barbra Streisand's legs and begins to suffer from the afflictions that cast down his father at a similar age. 2001.
By Diana Athill. 2009
Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs. Now aged ninety, and freed from… any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taught her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation. 2009.
By Marie Gendron. 1985
By Charles Cachin. 1993
Avec l'âge, nos forces diminuent, la vue baisse, la mémoire se fait plus fragile. Cependant, on peut vieillir en restant… jeune et vivre heureux en sa "mure saison"! C'est une affaire d'énergie, de douceur et de patience envers soi, mais aussi de vigilance. L'auteur nous fait ainsi bénéficier du secret de ceux qui veulent vieillir sans jamais devenir vieux. 1993.
By Simone De Beauvoir. 1972
Nearing her 60th birthday, Beauvoir displays an intense personal concern with the ways old people experience aging and questions whether… society treats the old as human beings or as outcasts. 1972. Uniform title: Vieillesse.
By Jacqueline Montvic. 1988
By Jean, m. 1989 Vimort. 1991
By Brian L Mishara, Robert G Riedel. 1984
By Marcelle Auclair. 1970
By Jean Carette. 1999
By Robert Blondin. 2003
By Betty Friedan, Jacqueline Lahana. 1995
By Mehmet Oz. 2007
Physician authors of "You: The Owner's Manual" offer advice on staying fit, strong, and healthy into one's eighties. They discuss… increasing life expectancy by dealing with genes, bad habits, environmental toxins, and stress levels. The doctors also advocate exercise, balanced nutrition, and mental and social activities. Bestseller. 2007.
By Marguerite. 1980
Récit très simple qui vise à susciter ou stimuler la sympathie pour les personnes âgées. L'auteur a visité une vingtaine… de centres d'accueil pour le troisième âge. c1980. (Collection des idées & des hommes ; 8)
By Perry Epler Gresham. 1980
By Richard Underwood, Brenda Breeden Underwood. 1989
This guide to a healthy, active retirement includes tips on creating an exercise plan, starting a healthy diet, and creating… goals for your retirement years. The authors also discuss personal security, support groups and coping with loss. 1989.
By Martha Weinman Lear. 2008
Perhaps the greatest source of anxiety for America's aging boomers is what's happening to their memory. Lear provides reassurance (a… certain amount of forgetfulness in the middle-aged and young elderly is normal) along with the holy quartet of memory aids: eat healthily, avoid stress, get lots of sleep, and exercise both body and mind regularly. For those who fear early-onset Alzheimer's, Lear provides a chart differentiating normal memory loss from dementia, and describes new research on drugs that improve memory and cognition. 2008.