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By Barbara Gray, Bernard Isaacs. 1979
Originally published in 1979, this book explains why so many people suffer behavioural changes in later life; how this affects…those around them; the services that exist to assist older people and those who work with them and how such services can be profitably used. A recurring theme is the interaction of the different varieties of mental illness with one another and with physical, emotional, social and personality factors. The book provides detailed guidance for social workers caring for the elderly on such topics as how an assessment of a mentally disturbed older person can be made; procedure for removal from home under a court order and compulsory admission to hospital; ways of communicating with elderly people and gauging the needs of relatives and carers.
Innovations in the Care of the Elderly (Routledge Library Editions: Health, Disease and Society #15)
By Bernard Isaacs, Helen Evers. 1984
Originally published in 1984 and concentrating on the West Midlands area of the UK, this book describes the innovations that…were made and all that was involved in bringing about changes in care provision for elderly people. The areas covered include hospital-based geriatric and psychogeriatric services, changes in the public housing sector, the development of a domiciliary physiotherapy service and community nursing teams for the terminally ill. These new attitudes and practical treatment changes succeeded in radically altering the climate of care and were the result of small innovatory groups of care-providers.
Originally published in 1981 and edited by a pioneer in psychogeriatric services, this book spans medicine, psychiatry, social work and…organisation of services of the elderly, written by eminent authors from several different professions. Chapters include those on stroke rehabilitation, dementia, neurosis, psychotherapy for the elderly and institutional care, among others. The book discusses many issues which remain as pertinent today as when it was first published, not least the problems of providing health services for ageing populations.
Longitudinal Data Analysis: A Practical Guide for Researchers in Aging, Health, and Social Sciences (Multivariate Applications Series)
By Scott M. Hofer, Jason T. Newsom, Richard N. Jones. 2012
This book provides accessible treatment to state-of-the-art approaches to analyzing longitudinal studies. Comprehensive coverage of the most popular analysis tools…allows readers to pick and choose the techniques that best fit their research. The analyses are illustrated with examples from major longitudinal data sets including practical information about their content and design. Illustrations from popular software packages offer tips on how to interpret the results. Each chapter features suggested readings for additional study and a list of articles that further illustrate how to implement the analysis and report the results. Syntax examples for several software packages for each of the chapter examples are provided at www.psypress.com/longitudinal-data-analysis. Although many of the examples address health or social science questions related to aging, readers from other disciplines will find the analyses relevant to their work. In addition to demonstrating statistical analysis of longitudinal data, the book shows how to interpret and analyze the results within the context of the research design. The methods covered in this book are applicable to a range of applied problems including short- to long-term longitudinal studies using a range of sample sizes. The book provides non-technical, practical introductions to the concepts and issues relevant to longitudinal analysis. Topics include use of publicly available data sets, weighting and adjusting for complex sampling designs with longitudinal studies, missing data and attrition, measurement issues related to longitudinal research, the use of ANOVA and regression for average change over time, mediation analysis, growth curve models, basic and advanced structural equation models, and survival analysis. An ideal supplement for graduate level courses on data analysis and/or longitudinal modeling taught in psychology, gerontology, public health, human development, family studies, medicine, sociology, social work, and other behavioral, social, and health sciences, this multidisciplinary book will also appeal to researchers in these fields.
By M Cecil Smith, Nancy DeFrates-Densch. 2009
The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook that analyzes, integrates, and summarizes theoretical advances and research findings on…adult development and learning - a rapidly growing field reflecting demographic shifts toward an aging population in Western societies. Featuring contributions from prominent scholars across diverse disciplinary fields (education, developmental psychology, public policy, gerontology, neurology, public health, sociology, family studies, and adult education), the volume is organized around six themes: theoretical perspectives on adult development and learning research methods in adult development research on adult development research on adult learning aging and gerontological research policy perspectives on aging. The Handbook is an essential reference for researchers, faculty, graduate students and practitioners whose work pertains to adult and lifespan development and learning.
By Mary McHugh. 2009
We've all seen her. She's hunched forward, her blue hair is tucked neatly under a plastic rain bonnet, she's clutching…expired coupons, and she's discussing her latest health problems over lunch. She's a little old lady . . . and she's coming your way at 2 m.p.h. Little old ladies have elastic waistbands on all their slacks. They save rubber bands, remember 15-cent McDonald's hamburgers, and have never seen a public rest room that was clean enough.How Not to Become a Little Old Lady (the mini version) is for any woman who is proud to have escaped little old ladyhood, and it's the perfect, lighthearted gift to give women in danger of slipping into those awful little old lady tendencies. The charming illustrations from Adrienne Hartman perfectly capture the senior syndrome. Say good-bye to little old ladies who pass off their liver spots as beauty marks and say hello to this fresh and fun gift book.
By Rosalie Hudson. 2022
Spending the final chapter of your life in a nursing home is considered, by many, a fate worse than death.…Others, however, have found that through enlightened, imaginative care even the frailest of lives can flourish. The key to such a transformation is to replace the constricting custodial centres of the past with a more informed, research-based approach. This book is timely, responding to evidence of the urgent need for change described in the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report: Care, Dignity and Respect and its predecessor subtitled Neglect. In this book, the author proposes a model of care that places the whole person at its centre, sidestepping the constraints of a reductionist funding model that focusses on residents' deficits – and the proprietor’s financial gain. Aged care requires a comprehensive research-based guide to fulfil this aim. Narratives are included throughout the book to reinforce the fact that nursing home care is about individual residents and their unique lives. Topics explored in various chapters include:· Ageing in a Changing Community· Social, Gerontological Care· A Palliative Approach· Community Expectations Ageing in a Nursing Home: Foundations for Care takes a realistic approach that draws on contemporary research and narratives from the unique lives of older Australians who, despite their frailty, teach us how to care. Such knowledge informs and influences their future. The book is a resource intended for all who have a stake in the provision of best practice residential aged care, and all who benefit from such care. Its academic appeal will include those who design and teach courses in aged care: gerontology, general practice medicine, nursing, attendant care, allied health, and chaplaincy. Academics and teachers will find useful, well-referenced material for their courses, together with ample scope for researchers.
By Mylene Desclaux. 2018
In this witty and uplifting book Mylène Desclaux speaks tenderly and honestly about turning 50 and what it means for…herself and for the other women in her entourage. 'By the time we're 50, we've generally done all the important things - career, family. Now we can re-centre and discover a new energy within ourselves. It's our time to blossom - we reprogramme gently. We revitalise. We realise that we are the mistresses of our own lives... The desire to do battle disappears. We feel calm. And we know we're going to have time to make the most of it, life being very long...'With acerbic French humour she distils the essence of getting the most out of your middle age and gives advice on everything from: * Relationships* Sex* Fashion* Dating* Skincare* Friendships* Kids* BeautyIn WHY FRENCH WOMEN FEEL YOUNG AT 50 you will learn how to take pleasure from the simple things in life and how to make the most of your fifties, the Parisian way.(P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
By Dr Duncan Carmichael. 2018
'Revelatory and accessible' Sunday Post'[Dr Carmichael] has studied nutrition, hormone balancing and aesthetic medicine, and his passion, on which he…lectures globally, is healthy ageing. His approach in his fascinating new book, Younger for Longer, is scientific and holistic' The Times'Be good to yourself . . . [Younger for Longer] features wisdom on nutrition, sleep, mood regulation and, most importantly, hormonal health for men and women' Scotsman'I have not stopped learning on my Low-Carb, Healthy Fat journey. Younger for Longer continues that process for me with an incredibly well-referenced text. It's refreshing to see the balance of nutrition and lifestyle discussed in such an informed and robust manner' Gary Fettke, orthopaedic surgeon, health activist and author'Younger for Longer tells you exactly what you need in order to live an extended, healthy life. It's very 80/20 and one of the best books I've read in ages' Richard Koch, author of million-seller The 80/20 Principle'Fascinating. Packed with the most incredible information about health' Radio Today, South Africa'Offers valuable, honest and solid medical insights into how you can age better. It is, without doubt, one of the best books I have read in my many years as a health activist'Longevity magazineTargeted at the general reader, the goal of this book is to show readers how to live a healthy life free from the debilitating effects of ageing, helping them to stay mentally alert and physically active, and making sure they get the most out of all of their years. It reveals practical steps to slow the ageing process and stay healthy - in short, how to stay younger for longer. With research showing that obesity, nutrition and lifestyle illnesses can hamper our body's response to Covid-19, such advice has become even more crucial in reducing Covid-19 risk factors. The key is to aim for optimal health. However, foucsing on one factor alone will not get us there. Our sleep, our mood, what we eat, our detoxification system and our hormones are just some of the factors that interact in amazing ways to make us who we are; they are also at the very heart of the ageing process. This book shows how these different strands combine in ways that can be positive or negative, and explains why this interaction depends far more on the lifestyle we choose than on the genes we inherit. In that way it gives the reader a unique and comprehensive understanding of their body and tells them how, with this knowledge, they can optimise their health. The topics range from nutrition, toxins, men's health and women's health to understanding why our skin, brain and liver age - and how to undo the damage and stave off ageing. But the book's main focus underlying all of this is hormones: the chemicals that tell different parts of our body what to do. Our hormone levels vary throughout our life, but if they are supported correctly, they can keep us youthful and vital into our final years. Finding health then is not about 'seven ways to detox' or 'the five best vitamins'. The body is far more complex than that and, in an approach aimed specifically at the layperson, Younger for Longer traces the exciting path of how the body works to help the reader create the best person they can be for the rest of their life.
By Thomas Lee Wright. 2017
Practical Advice for Taking Care of Loved Ones as They Get Older The rapid aging of the American population and…its accompanying epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer's disease has brought about an awareness of the increasing vulnerability of our elders. Taking care of our parents and protecting them from exploitation and abuse at the hands of others can evolve into a virtual full-time occupation, especially among today’s baby boomers. The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse provides a practical manual to help prepare the reader for the challenges that arise as our parents begin to lose their independence. In each chapter of this guide, a nationally recognized expert provides specific advice regarding effective actions that can be taken in order to protect loved ones in every area of their lives. They offer practical answers to such questions as: What qualities should you look for in a caretaker? What are the pros and cons of trusts and guardianships? Who do you go to if you suspect abuse of any kind? How do you best protect your own rights so that you can preserve the rights of your loved one? What should you know about dealing with hospital staff when it comes to making end-of-life decisions?The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse addresses every personal, medical, financial, and legal consideration that may arise for adult children of a senior citizen.
By Jane Mathews. 2016
Turn a midlife crisis into a midlife opportunity, with this action plan for transforming your health, finances, relationships, and more.…Once women hit their forties and fifties, they sometimes start feeling stuck, wondering “Is this it?” This inspiring guide provides encouragement and practical steps to take advantage of our untapped potential—using the wisdom we’ve gained to achieve what we still desire, whether it’s financial independence, better health, a deeper spirituality, or a home that feels like a sanctuary. Sharing her own ups and downs with candor and wit, Jane Mathews provides a one-stop shop of ideas and resources to motivate you, guide you towards what really works, and supply you with a well-curated toolkit to write a blueprint for your future. With to-do-lists, tips, and quotes, you can create own unique midlife action plan.
By Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ronald S. Miller. 1995
In this revolutionary and compassionate book, Schachter-Shalomi guides older Americans through a spiritual transformation. He teaches readers how to use…their life experiences to enrich their elder years, face mortality, repair relationships, develop a regenerative spirit and transmit wisdom to future generations.
As of 2013, there are 93 million people over the age of forty-seven living in America. They make up the…largest group of aging people in our country's history. Many of those individuals are overweight or obese, eat a poor diet, and experience a high-stress lifestyle, leading to a range of physical and mental health issues. According to health experts, by 2050, two billion Americans will suffer from dementia, costing approximately one trillion dollars in medical expenses annually.The culmination of thirty-five years of research in anti-aging sciences, this book shows how Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, memory loss, depression, anxiety, dementia, and other mental conditions can be reversed without drugs. Gary Null describes each condition and prescribes the appropriate mix of diet, exercise, lifestyle modifications, and nutritional supplements to restore maximum mental health. Did you know that caffeine can contribute to depression? Or that zinc, taken in the right dosage, can diminish tremors from Parkinson's? Null describes homeopathic and herbal remedies, supplements, and recipes that are beneficial for each specific condition, giving advice that is groundbreaking and yet simple enough to be adapted by anyone.
A Cute, Practical Guide Packed with Useful, Straightforward Information for All! In this day and age, women are expected to…have a killer full-time job, time to hang out with friends and family, a successful fitness regime, and oh yeah, glowing skin. According to just about every traditional media source, women have never been more into skincare, and the craze shows no signs of abating. So it’s no surprise that in these stressful times, we’ve turned to skincare not only for hygienic purposes, but as a form of self-care and belonging. However, with more products on the market than ever, the beauty industry can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming and confusing. Do I need a toner? Is it best to use organic products? Should I try Gwyneth’s bee sting therapy? Skin Deep answers your burning questions and delves into the specifics of all these new treatments and trends—in a way that feels informative and fun! This practical guide makes the material easily understandable for everyone from ultimate multi-step skin gurus to someone venturing out for their first facial. In Chapter 1, you'll start off learning the essentials (think: product layering and “do I really need that vitamin C serum?”), while later on you'll explore special occasion procedures, body creams, and SPF. Plus, you'll learn how to read product labels like an expert and which “classics” are here to stay (say “hello” to your grandma’s favorite cold cream). Gift it to that friend who already has too many face masks, or as a treat for yourself—it’ll make a nice addition to any book shelf or coffee table. So go ahead, indulge.
By Amby Burfoot, Gail Waesche Kislevitz. 2018
Running brings joy and health benefits to all participants, especially those of the baby boomer generation. But when legs get…sore, joints feel achy, and old age creeps up, sometimes senior runners need a little extra motivation to get out of the door and on the road. In Running Past Fifty, lifelong runner Gail Waesche Kislevitz provides helpful tips and motivation from thirty-six runners aged fifty or older. Presenting time-tested recommendations, Kislevitz interviews some of the nation’s greatest senior runners. Included here are exclusive interviews with greats such as Ed Whitlock, who, at the age of eighty-five, set an age-division world record of 3:56 in the marathon; Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston Marathons and four New York City Marathons; George Hirsch, chairman of New York Road Runners; Olympian and author Jeff Galloway; world record holder Sid Howard; and runner and women’s pioneer runner and advocate Kathrine Switzer And legendary runners aren’t the only ones running well into seniority. Kislevitz also offers motivational stories from average runners who hit the pavement frequently and refuse to let their age stop them from competing regularly. Baby boomer runners may be slower than they once were, but they show no signs of slowing down. Inspiring and insightful, Running Past Fifty is the perfect read for every one of them.
By Regina Wong. 2017
We simply have too much stuff in our lives. Burdened by our heavy consumerist culture to continually own and consume…without purpose, we lose ourselves to debt, dissatisfaction, and despair. If having more, doing more, and being more does not allow us to live abundantly, what can?Minimalism can make all the difference. A minimalist life removes non-essentials and clutter—whether it’s physical clutter in your home or a cluttered mental state that holds you back from your goals— and makes space for only the most important things that truly add value and joy. Make Space offers you the tools to achieve this transformative mindset shift by marrying minimalist philosophy and principles with practical tips, activities, and action points that will unlock truly simple living. Among others, learn how to:•Avoid “Stuffocation” by reducing unnecessary possessions•Declutter your home to create an ideal living space•Design and efficiently maximize minimalist budgets•Clear the mind of negative distractions and be intentional•Avoid emotional drains to be empoweredThe art of minimalism requires intentionally purging, building, crafting, and curating the type of life you’ve always wished you lived. And when you’ve finally removed all forms of clutter, you’ll invite all things good and extraordinary into your most intimate spaces.
By George S. Rider. 2015
George S. K. Rider's The Rogue's Road to Retirement takes a unique approach to growing old-don't do it! After retiring,…Rider embarks on a bumpy journey to find himself and a new lease on life. For the first time, he gets in touch with his creative side-an unusual direction indeed, since he spent seventy years of his life as a college athlete turned Navy officer turned Wall Street trader and weekend jock. Told through a series of uproariously humorous and sometimes poignant adventures, The Rogue's Road to Retirement is about getting back in touch with your inner rascal and getting off your duff (George ends up in an MTV video, a Pepsi ad doing the polka, and Sports Illustrated)!Rider's adventures and stories reflect on finding a new passion in retirement by:being kind to your kids (after all, you need them to do the lawn work now);discovering the joys of guilt-tripping your grandchildren into hanging out with you;struggling with the age-old dilemma-take another nap or go to the gym;driving your spouse nuts now that you're both home 24/7;barhopping (or barhobbling) after sixty-five;savoring the sweet memories of friends and loves ones now gone;and much more.The Rogue's Road to Retirement is about the rebels, raconteurs, and roués who refuse to grow old gracefully, who want to grow old the way they grew up-raising hell, having fun, and giving their kids and grandkids a run for their money.
The Pain Solution: 5 Steps to Relieve and Prevent Back Pain, Muscle Pain, and Joint Pain without Medication
By Saloni Sharma, MD, FAAPMR, LAc. 2022
DISCOVER A PROVEN PATH TO PAIN RELIEFWith empathy and scientific savvy, pain expert Dr. Saloni Sharma offers a personalized and…innovative five-step pain relief program built on what she calls “microboosts,” little steps that add up to big results. Illustrated with inspiring patient examples and personal stories, her drug-free plan will enable you to:understand the unique factors contributing to your paindevelop a path to resuming your most cherished activitiesadd easy food microboosts to reduce inflammation and support your pain-fighting gut microbiomemove better, at home and at work, to release natural neurochemical painkillersrecharge and recover through sleep, mindfulness, stress reduction, and supportive social relationshipsMore than just a road map to less pain, this is a guide to the greater joy, health, and well-being that every person deserves.
By David Romanelli. 2018
Elder Americans in their eighties, nineties, and even hundreds, have survived the Holocaust, endured the Great Depression, fought in World…War II, lived through the Civil Rights Movement, and endured countless booms and busts. And yet, unlike other parts of the world where elders are respected and revered, so many American elders tend to be lonely and feel irrelevant, without a voice or presence in American culture. The elders need our attention and love—and we need their stories and wisdom. Dave Romanelli is on a journey to meet and listen to the stories of Americans who have seen (and lived) it all! One person he met is a 103-year-old who began driving a horse and buggy, then a Model A Ford, and now a yellow Smart Car, who says, “The first hundred years were the hardest. Everything after that is a breeze.” Another new friend is a ninety-year-old who lost four grandparents, both parents, and three siblings in Auschwitz, and is a reminder to all of us to wake up and be grateful. The elders featured in Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest share a mix of history, wisdom, and joie de vivre, which is our most precious resource. Let us cherish it—before it’s too late.
By Joel Smolibowski. 2022
Der Schlüssel zum professionellen Umgang mit Menschen! Die Fähigkeit, professionell mit Menschen umzugehen, ist essenziell für die Beschäftigten der Gesundheitsfachberufe.…Der erfahrene Autor vermittelt hierzu auf einfache und sofort umsetzbare Weise das notwendige Basiswissen. Ob als Schichtleitung, mit Angehörigen oder im interprofessionellen Team - lernen Sie die Grundlagen und Methoden, um richtig zu agieren und sich gut auszudrücken. Die drei wichtigen Kompetenzen Authentizität, Verantwortungsbewusstsein und die Fähigkeit, klar zu kommunizieren, können erlernt und trainiert werden. Denn Menschenführung bedeutet mehr, als nur zu sagen wo „es langgehen soll“. „Leadership“ bedeutet das Vorleben von Werten und Verantwortung zum Wohl eines guten und gesunden Miteinander.