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By Strauss Zelnick. 2018
Four secrets to looking and feeling younger than ever. Becoming Ageless presents a three-month, detailed diet and exercise plan to… create a leaner, more muscular and happier you. Developed by business mogul and fitness buff Strauss Zelnick--founder of the private equity firm Zelnick Media Capital and president and CEO of Take-Two Interactive, the company behind blockbuster video games such as Grand Theft Auto and NBA2K-- the strategies contained in Becoming Ageless are the same tactics that allowed Zelnick to evolve from a skinny, out-of-shape business executive (a workaholic wunderkind who headed the film studio 20th Century Fox in his early 30s) to one of the world's fittest and most physically active executives who reached his best-ever shape in his late 50s! "If you believe my fitness buddies," Zelnick writes, "I have a body that's aging in reverse...And Becoming Ageless is filled with the amazing tips and unique principles you'd find if you trained with me."
By Paula Forman, Jeff Johnson. 2009
Seventy-five million baby boomers are finding themselves bound by habits and pursuits instigated many years agoand for a large percentage… of those boomers, significant aspects of their lives no longer satisfy. But by joining revolutionary insight to highly proprietary prescriptive advice, The Hourglass Solution provides a proactive and pragmatic way to lead a better life after 50. Johnson and Forman evaluate the life narrative through the lens of an hourglassproposing that those in early adulthood are at the top of the hourglass, able to select from many options, while those in middle age are in the hourglass’s neck, constrained by the choices they made earlier in their lives. The Hourglass Solution explains how those approaching their fifties (and beyond) can still find a wealth of opportunity by recognizing and pursuing new directions, free from the restrictions imposed by an earlier choice. Like Gail Sheehy’s Passages before it, The Hourglass Solution will enlighten and inspire a generation of readers to regain control over their lives and well-being.
By Gene D. Cohen. 2005
The Mature Mind delivers good news for those in the second half of life, with an extraordinary account of cutting-edge… neuroscience, groundbreaking psychology, fascinating vignettes from history and case studies, and practical advice for personal growth strategies. Gene Cohen, a renowned psychiatrist and gerontologist, draws from more than thirty years of research to show that surprising positive changes in our brains have the powerful potential to enhance, not diminish, our lives after fifty.
For a time of growing concern about living well with serious illness and getting the best possible end-of-life care, Life… After the Diagnosis delivers a compassionate and sensitive guide for patients, families, and caregivers.In Life After the Diagnosis, Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat, a renowned international expert in palliative care, shares innovative approaches for dealing with serious illness, outlines the steps that patients should take, and demystifies the medical system. He makes sense of what doctors say, what they actually mean, and how to get the best information to help make the best medical decisions. Dr. Pantilat covers everything from the first steps after the diagnosis and finding the right caregiving and support, to planning your future so your loved ones don't have to. He offers advice on how to tackle the most difficult treatment decisions and discussions and shows readers how to choose treatments that help more than they hurt, stay consistent with their values and personal goals, and live as well as possible for as long as possible.
By Marc Agronin. 2011
If you are a grandparent raising your grandchildren help has arrived According to the US Census Bureau more… than 10 of all grandparents in the nation are raising their grandkids and the number is going up You may be one of the millions of these grandparents and it s a role you never expected Willing as you are to assume this role you have some questions How will I find the energy for this Is my grandchild normal What if I blow it Each day you look for ways to make life easier This book will Help ease your worries and guilt Offer tips for creating a grandfamily Give methods for improving grandparent-grandchild communication Suggest ideas for how you can connect with your grandchild s school Provide child development information Recommend approaches to help your grandchild set goals Stress the importance of having fun together Offer ideas of how to foster your grandchild s hopes and dreams So You re Raising Your Grandkids blends Harriet Hodgson s wise and moving grandparenting story with recent research and findings It shares her 21 years of caregiving experience including seven years of raising her twin grandkids Each chapter ends with What Works proven tips for grandparents raising grandkids At the end you ll cheer for all the loving grandparents---including you---who are putting grandchildren first
By Michael Wasserman. 2016
This book takes a fresh look at how caring for Medicare beneficiaries can lead to success in today's healthcare marketplace.… Using examples from highly successful practice models, the book will take the reader through the key components necessary to run a profitable geriatric practice. The author, who co-founded what became one of the largest geriatric private practices in the country, discusses each part of the continuum of care from the perspective of the provider-client relationship, highlighting the importance of business cultures in this environment. The text also features an overview of payment models, starting with traditional fee-for-service, insurance (Medicare HMO's), and finishing with the concept of bundled payment models that have been heralded as the future of physician reimbursement. Finally, this book focuses on the practical aspects of business planning, budgeting and hiring and concludes with chapters about the key challenges faced by a geriatric practice, focusing on provider productivity, coding and billing, and dealing with potential competition in the marketplace. The Business of Geriatrics is the ultimate business guide for primary care physicians, geriatricians, residents, medical students, healthcare administrators, policymakers, business and medical administrative students, and practice managers.
By Patrick Barrett, Beatrice Hale, Robin Gauld. 2009
This book investigates the experiences of older people who remain at home with care. It examines the transition points for… the important life changes faced by family members who take on a greater care-giving role. The book draws on demographic analyses and qualitative fieldwork to explore the shift from independence to increasing dependence, and suggests that this transition constitutes movement into a new stage of life, that of an Age of Supported Independence. Applying the anthropological concept of rites of passage in their analysis, the authors focus on the changes in everyday living within the spatial environment of the home, the temporal organization of daily life, and the reshaping of relationships. They suggest that many older people - as well as the family members who become carers - remain in a state of 'liminality': unable to make sense of their new situation and experience and, despite assumptions that ageing-in-place sustains social connectedness, excluded from their communities.
By Sonia Arrison. 2011
Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably… already been born. What will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will you be healthy? Will your marriage need a sunset clause? How long will you have to work? Will you finish one career at sixty-five only to go back to school to learn a new one? And then, will you be happily working for another sixty years? Maybe you'll be a parent to a newborn and a grandparent at the same time. Will the world become overpopulated? And how will living longer affect your finances, your family life, and your views on religion and the afterlife? In 100 Plus, futurist Sonia Arrison takes us on an eye-opening journey to the future at our doorsteps, where science and technology are beginning to radically change life as we know it. She introduces us to the people transforming our lives: the brilliant scientists and genius inventors and the billionaires who fund their work. The astonishing advances to extend our lives--and good health--are almost here. In the very near future fresh organs for transplants will be grown in laboratories, cloned stem cells will bring previously unstoppable diseases to their knees, and living past 100 will be the rule, not the exception. Sonia Arrison brings over a decade of experience researching and writing about cutting-edge advances in science and technology to 100 Plus, painting a vivid picture of a future that only recently seemed like science fiction, but now is very real. 100 Plus is the first book to give readers a comprehensive understanding of how life-extending discoveries will change our social and economic worlds. This illuminating and indispensable text will help us navigate the thrilling journey of life beyond 100 years.
By Lillian F. Lien, Leonor Corsino, Mark N. Feinglos, Mary E. Cox. 2011
Glycemic Control in the Hospitalized Patient: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is a unique, practical resource for health care providers dealing… with hyperglycemia in the inpatient setting. Outlining a hands-on approach used by the Duke University Inpatient Diabetes Management team, the book discusses a wide range of scenarios that occur while treating patients with hyperglycemia, including challenging circumstances such as steroids and tube feeding regimens. Special emphasis is given to insulin therapy. The chapters are written by a group of health care providers with extensive, pioneering experience in hyperglycemia control in the inpatient setting at the Duke University Medical Center. The book includes the most up-to-date scientific evidence and information and is addressed to not only hospitalists and general internists but also endocrinology fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other primary care practitioners who treat patients in the inpatient setting. The focus is clearly on practical, patient-care topics. Glycemic Control in the Hospitalized Patient: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is a first-of-its kind, comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art inpatient glycemic management.
By Marja Aartsen, Kathrin Komp. 2013
Europe currently is the oldest continent in the world and its population is still ageing. This demographic shift affects society,… economy, and welfare states. Scholars from various disciplines and the public noted this development and wonder what effects it may have, but lack adequate information. They call for explanations that are concise and easily accessible. The book at hand fills this lacuna. It introduces readers to the most important developments, theories, concepts, and discussions in ageing studies - always keeping an eye on the current situation in Europe. Each chapter adopts the perspective of a different discipline, e.g. public health, sociology, economics, or technology. To make the explanations easy to understand, the book includes learning tools such as learning objectives, multiple choice questions, and a glossary.
By Satow, Roberta. 2005
By Robin Rio. 2009
For people with dementia, the world can become a lonely and isolated place. Music has long been a vital instrument… in transcending cognitive issues; bringing people together, and allowing a person to live in the moment. Connecting through Music with People with Dementia explains how a caregiver can learn to use melody or rhythm to connect with someone who may be otherwise non-responsive, and how memories can be stimulated by music that resonates with a part of someone's past. This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to gain greater communication and more meaningful interaction with people with dementia. The book provides practical advice on using music with people with dementia, and includes a songbook suggesting a range of popular song choices and a chapter focusing on the importance of caregivers looking after themselves as well as the people they care for. Suitable for both family and professional caregivers with no former experience of music therapy, and for music therapy students and entry level professionals, this accessible book will lay bare the secrets of music therapy to all.
By William Smith, John A. Rumberger. 2016
Live a longer, healthier life with the 7 keys to longevityThe first step to longevity is making simple lifestyle changes,… such as diet, exercise, and stress management. 7 Days to Live Forever distills leading science and research on healthy living and applies it to a practical step-by-step program that makes it easy to master the art of living well.In addition to helping build good habits, 7 Days to Live Forever teaches you to identify and control the risk factors in your life and your environment, including sleep quality and heart health.Learn to reverse the clock and live a long, vital life with these 7 key principles:1. Take control of your risk factors2. Be proactive with healthy habits such as getting regular check-ups3. Eat better by controlling portion size, following a balanced diet, and incorporating nutrient-rich super-foods4. Get moving with 7 exercises to build strength and boost energy5. Learn the importance of rest and recovery to maintain longevity6. Keep a positive attitude to reduce stress and improve memory and brain function7. Discover a sense of daily purpose for a strong foundation to a healthy life--physically, mentally, and spirituallyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
By Garuth Chalfont. 2008
Maintaining a connection to nature is increasingly recognised as an important component of caring for a person with dementia. Design… for Nature in Dementia Care provides comprehensive examples of ways to connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities. The author describes a wide range of activities that offer a connection to nature, such as caring for house plants and pets, gardening and cooking, practising handicrafts and domestic chores. He suggests practical ways to incorporate nature into indoor and outdoor environments and also into the design of buildings and landscapes. These suggestions are drawn from interdisciplinary research in environmental psychology, neurology, architecture, nursing and dementia care practice. This book is a practical resource for care providers and design professionals who want to use nature to improve the lives of people with dementia.
Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they… develop dementia. Like the population at large, people with learning disabilities are living longer, and therefore an increasing number are developing dementia. Service providers, planners, doctors, social workers, carers and direct support staff need to be equipped with relevant knowledge prior to the onset of dementia, so that they can devise appropriate therapeutic interventions and coping strategies, including health and medication management and palliative care. This book will provide essential knowledge for anyone involved in the provision of services, assessment of need and direct care and support for dementia sufferers who also have a learning disability.
By Steven Masley. 2005
How would you like to look and feel ten years younger in just ten weeks time? Studies show that Americans… on the whole are aging faster than ever with conditions like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease occurring increasingly earlier on in life—along with everyday age indicators like wrinkles and love handles. Now, Dr. Steven Masley, former medical director of the prestigious Pritikin Longevity Center® and a pioneer in anti-aging medicine, delivers a breakthrough plan to turn back the clock, inside an...
By Miroslava Lhotsky, Peggy Edwards, Judy Turner. 2002
After Peggy Edwards, Miroslava Lhotsky, and Judy Turner published their highly successful first book, The Healthy Boomer: A No-Nonsense Guide… to Midlife Health for Women and Men, they embarked on a series of workshops with health professionals and men and women in midlife. Like them, the participants often found it almost impossible to juggle the responsibilities of midlife and still find time and energy for themselves. Translating the principles of balance and good health into daily action is difficult, and the authors knew from their seminars that participants were always pleased to hear stories of struggle and success from others. It made sense, they concluded, to ask Boomers themselves the best ways to manage midlife.To get a sense of common issues in midlife and possible coping strategies, they sent out a questionnaire and conducted telephone interviews to draw out more in-depth ideas. The results are found in this book, a collection of anecdotes, quotes, and wisdom from Boomers themselves. In midlife, we start to get in touch with the fact that our time on earth will not last forever and is precious. This book provides a variety of ways of looking at this fact and of thinking about the choices ahead. There are motivating stories from Boomers (some, such as Pamela Wallin, known to many), brief updates from the scientific world, and interesting tidbits of information from the survey.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Robin Porter. 2014
For centuries, humans have been seeking it-that elusive fountain of youth, a cure for old age. From wrinkle creams and… cosmetic surgery, to dietary supplements and hormone therapy, entire industries thrive on our reluctance to grow old. We fear losing our vigor, our social network, our memories, our wealth, yes, even our hair! But suppose up to 75 percent of how long we live and much of how well we age is determined by lifestyle? While scientists disagree on how to prevent the effects of aging, most all agree that you can significantly influence how well you age. In Never Too Young: Your Blueprint for Staying Smart, Strong, and Happy for Life, author Robin Porter provides strategies to start as early as your fifties or sixties to empower yourself to live an active, engaged later life. Whether you are planning for your retirement or helping to identify the best resources for your aging parents, this book will help make those senior years the happiest, healthiest possible.
By Richard G. Wendel. 2008
YOUR PLAN FOR A HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND MEANINGFUL RETIREMENT. Retirement is not an ending: It's the beginning of an entirely… new phase of life, one that requires new activities, renewed relationships, and, most important, a way to find value and worth without going to work every day. Saving tons of money does not guarantee a happy retirement - you also need to know how you want to live the rest of your life. Writing a mission statement can help you craft an action plan for spending your time and money in the most fulfilling and joyful ways possible.