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Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity
By Peter Attia. 2023
A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new…approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health, from a visionary physician and leading longevity expert &“One of the most important books you&’ll ever read.&”—Steven D. Levitt, New York Times bestselling author of Freakonomics Wouldn&’t you like to live longer? And better? In this operating manual for longevity, Dr. Peter Attia draws on the latest science to deliver innovative nutritional interventions, techniques for optimizing exercise and sleep, and tools for addressing emotional and mental health. For all its successes, mainstream medicine has failed to make much progress against the diseases of aging that kill most people: heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer&’s disease, and type 2 diabetes. Too often, it intervenes with treatments too late to help, prolonging lifespan at the expense of healthspan, or quality of life. Dr. Attia believes we must replace this outdated framework with a personalized, proactive strategy for longevity, one where we take action now, rather than waiting. This is not &“biohacking,&” it&’s science: a well-founded strategic and tactical approach to extending lifespan while also improving our physical, cognitive, and emotional health. Dr. Attia&’s aim is less to tell you what to do and more to help you learn how to think about long-term health, in order to create the best plan for you as an individual. In Outlive, readers will discover: • Why the cholesterol test at your annual physical doesn&’t tell you enough about your actual risk of dying from a heart attack.• That you may already suffer from an extremely common yet underdiagnosed liver condition that could be a precursor to the chronic diseases of aging.• Why exercise is the most potent pro-longevity &“drug&”—and how to begin training for the &“Centenarian Decathlon.&”• Why you should forget about diets, and focus instead on nutritional biochemistry, using technology and data to personalize your eating pattern.• Why striving for physical health and longevity, but ignoring emotional health, could be the ultimate curse of all. Aging and longevity are far more malleable than we think; our fate is not set in stone. With the right roadmap, you can plot a different path for your life, one that lets you outlive your genes to make each decade better than the one before.
Fostering Development in Midlife and Older Age: A Positive Psychology Perspective
By Irina Catrinel Crăciun. 2023
This handbook integrates and discusses a growing evidence base concerning individual development across middle and late adulthood. The book includes…a comprehensive analysis of what growth implies within midlife and older age and considers how different developmental areas are intertwined (i.e., physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as personality growth). As the gap between theory and practice still constitutes an issue in developmental research, the handbook also aims to provide illustrative examples of prevention and intervention from a positive psychology perspective. These were selected to represent a variety of topics, relevant for individual development where research informs practice, ranging from happiness, grandparenthood, love and sexuality to loneliness, depression, anxiety, suicide prevention and coping with death. This handbook is a must-have resource for students and researchers working in developmental psychology, health psychology, gerontology and, public health. It will also be of interest to practitioners such as counsellors, life coaches, psychotherapists, organizational psychologists, health professionals, social workers or public health planners.
Imaging in Geriatrics (Practical Issues in Geriatrics)
By Giuseppe Guglielmi, Mario Maas. 2023
This book addresses in a structured and multidisciplinary way the medical issues related to aging, paying particular attention to the…role of diagnostic imaging in the field of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological, urogenital and gastrointestinal diseases.The progressive increase of the average age of the population, of life expectancy and the improvement of the quality of life are common phenomena in many countries of the World. Over the years, the management of older persons seems to have had an increasing impact both on the socio-economic and on the medical-health level. Medicine, in all its branches, has in fact focused more and more on the health conditions of the elderly patient and its protection and, in this context, due to the increasing progress in the field of technology and imaging methods, the radiologist occupies a front-line position. Unlike the young or middle-aged patients, the elderly need special care and attention, especially because of the involutive-degenerative senile processes they have to face, which must be taken into account to avoid incurring into misdiagnosis. Radiology, in fact, aims more and more at developing imaging techniques that are on the one hand satisfactory and comprehensive, but at the same time that do not represent any risk and/or obstacle for the elderly patient. The aim of this book is to provide the radiologist, and not only, with an adequate and complete geriatric preparation, thus to improve the diagnostic-therapeutic management of those patients who, to date, constitute the most conspicuous part of the medical-health users.
Cheating Death: The New Science of Living Longer and Better
By Dr Rand McClain. 2023
For the first time outside his private clinic, medical practitioner and pioneer Dr. Rand McClain shares what you can start…doing today to increase longevity and better your health—at home or at your doctor&’s office.In this golden age of medical discovery, cutting-edge treatments are emerging that increase longevity, stave off disease, and enhance our appearance and quality of life—our &“healthspan.&” But chances are, these advances are not readily available at most doctor&’s offices, in stores, or easy to find online.Dr. Rand McClain takes a fresh approach to genetics, natural aging, and proactive medical treatments. He is the founder and head of the renowned Regenerative and Sports Medicine Clinic in Santa Monica, a leading practitioner of alternative and cutting-edge treatments. In Cheating Death, McClain shares the best drugs and supplements, treatment methods, and devices—approaches that are backed by extensive research as well as Dr. McClain&’s own work with his patients—including: Little-known treatments that can reverse the effects of new and old injuries Emergent diagnostic and screening technologies that detect early onset disease soonerBreakthrough methods (some DIY) to slow down or reverse aging in the bodySteps you can take now to enhance gene expression and side-step your &“sins of the past&” and poor family genetics Best of all, McClain shows how you can get access to these therapies and jumpstart your body&’s regenerative processes—everything from stabilizing mood swings, relieving depression and anxiety, extending hormone balance and sexual function, improving muscle strength and stamina, relieving debilitating pain, and restoring a youthful appearance. Bolstered with research and recovery stories from real people, Cheating Death gives readers the tools to live healthier, longer lives.
Finish Line: Dispelling Fear, Finding Peace, and Preparing for the End of Your Life
By Robert Wolgemuth. 2023
Facing your ultimate death can be scary, but in light of God's promises, it doesn't have to be. Finish Line provides practical…and biblical help on topics such as finances, blessing others, end-of-life choices, heaven, and caring for those you leave behind so you can approach your own finish line with hope, joy, and peace.It's normal to have questions about how to face the last season of our lives well, and though we long to end our lives with grace and gratitude, sometimes we feel fear and uncertainty instead.Robert Wolgemuth knows what it is like to face death, having lost his first wife of almost 45 years to cancer and battling cancer twice himself. Finish Line distills a lifetime of spiritual wisdom as Robert helps you:Find true peace and reassurance about the end of lifeDiscover the things you can do to prepare those you love before you dieUnderstand the truth about heaven and what God has for his followers in the next lifeLearn from people in the Bible about what crossing the finish line should--and shouldn't--look likeTake care of specifics such as planning your funeral service, determining end-of-life issues, and preparing a willLet go of physical, relational, and emotional clutterReceive what God has for you in your final years A rich guide for this season of your life, Finish Line offers unvarnished--even lighthearted--truth to comfort your heart, practical help to ease your mind, and a reminder of God's promises to comfort your spirit so you can look toward your own finish line with both peace and hope.
Yale professor and leading expert on the psychology of successful aging, Dr. Becca Levy, draws on her ground-breaking research to…show how age beliefs can be improved so they benefit all aspects of the aging process, including the way genes operate and the extension of life expectancy by 7.5 years.The often-surprising results of Levy’s science offer stunning revelations about the mind-body connection. She demonstrates that many health problems formerly considered to be entirely due to the aging process, such as memory loss, hearing decline, and cardiovascular events, are instead influenced by the negative age beliefs that dominate in the US and other ageist countries. It’s time for all of us to rethink aging and Breaking the Age Code shows us how to do just that.Based on her innovative research, stories that range from pop culture to the corporate boardroom, and her own life, Levy shows how age beliefs shape all aspects of our lives. She also presents a variety of fascinating people who have benefited from positive age beliefs as well as an entire town that has flourished with these beliefs.Breaking the Age Code is a landmark work, presenting not only easy-to-follow techniques for improving age beliefs so they can contribute to successful aging, but also a blueprint to reduce structural ageism for lasting change and an age-just society.
Antimicrobial Stewardship in Non-Traditional Settings: A Practical Guide
By Shira Doron, Maureen Campion. 2023
The evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance is outpacing the ability to create novel antibiotics, which is proving to be a global…problem in the fact of climate change, population growth, demographic shifts toward aging populations, emerging infections, and other crises. Therefore, clinicians are forced to use the existing antimicrobials more responsibly to preserve their longevity for generations to come. In a parallel vein, there has been a recent regulatory acknowledgement of the importance of prudent antimicrobial prescribing, mandating the implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship across all healthcare settings. This is harder to manage in a non-traditional setting, which include long-term care facilities, outpatient care clinics, urgent care centers, and others. Given the trends in patient care in these settings—particularly where the aging community is concerned—this is proving to be a growing problem. This is troublesome even for spaces that have university and large hospital affiliations. There is a plethora of data describing the implementation and outcomes of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in acute-care hospitals with open-access, evidence-based guidelines endorsed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. However, non-traditional settings often find themselves struggling to implement the same practices and procedures due to their unique needs and limited resources. There may be variability in access to resources, applicability, and patient-type. This book seeks to inform those in non-traditional healthcare settings on the principles, practice, and outcomes of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs to improve patient care across all settings. The text begins by unpacking Antimicrobial Stewardship in nontraditional settings then covers specific environments, including long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, and emergency departments. The text also covers special topics, including veterinary medicine, HIV, oncology, and immunocompromised patients, pediatrics, neonates, transplant, and critical care patients.
Brainhacker: Master Memory, Focus, Emotions, and More to Unleash the Genius Within
By Dave Farrow. 2023
If you feel like your brain is &“glitching,&” or working against you, know that you&’re not stuck with the brain…biology gave you. An upgrade is possible.In Brainhacker, you&’ll learn how to &“rewire&” your brain and boost its power. David Farrow, author of The Farrow Method, helps you get inside your own head and call the shots, with concrete exercises and tips to train your brain to work for you. These tricks can instantly boost your memory, improve your reading speed, help you push away pain, and form life-changing habits that actually last—with techniques as simple as a hand movement or a little bit of imagination. Farrow speaks from personal experience. His unlikely journey from underachieving kid with ADHD and dyslexia to winner of multiple Guinness World Records for memorization is proof that training your brain really works—and can unlock hidden potential. Brainhacker pairs Farrow&’s unique, tried-and-true methods with his own story, following his path to success as he searched for solutions to overcome his struggles with focus, memory, sleep, anxiety, self-esteem, and more. On average, we waste 40 days of the year compensating for our bad memory. Many of us suffer from insomnia, stress, and chronic pain. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a huge surge in the already-huge number of people suffering from burnout and mental health problems. But all of this, from memory to ADHD symptoms to sleep problems, can be transformed with the simple hacks you&’ll find in these pages. If you&’re ready to tap into the full power of your brain, Brainhacker is your all-in-one guide to hacking into your brain—and making it as powerful as it can be.
(Re)designing the Continuum of Care for Older Adults: The Future of Long-Term Care Settings
By Farhana Ferdous, Emily Roberts. 2023
This book broadens the visioning on new care environments that are designed to be inclusive, progressive, and convergent with the…needs of an aging population. The contents cover a range of long-term care (LTC) settings in a single collection to address the needs of a wide audience.Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, rethinking the spatial design of care facilities in order to prepare for future respiratory and contagious pathogens is one of the prime concerns across the globe, along with social connectedness and autonomy in care settings. This book contributes to the next generation of knowledge and understanding of the growing field of the design of technology, programs, and environments for LTC that are more effective in infection prevention and control as well as social connectedness. To address these issues, the chapters are organized in four sections: Part I: Home- and community-based care; Part II: Facility-based care; Part III: Memory care and end-of-life care; and Part IV: Evidence-based applied projects and next steps. (Re)designing the Continuum of Care for Older Adults: The Future of Long-Term Care Settings is an essential resource for researchers, practitioners, educators, policymakers, and students associated with LTC home and healthcare settings. With diverse topics in theory, substantive issues, and methods, the contributions from notable researchers and scholars cover a range of innovative programming, environments, and technologies which can impact the changing needs and support for older adults and their families across the continuum of care.
Atlas of Psychiatry
By Waguih William IsHak. 2023
This atlas is the first fully visual reference to cover psychiatry broadly, appealing to psychiatric as well as non-psychiatric clinicians and…trainees who need an easy-to-use visual resource with holistic approach to patient care. Written by expert clinicians and educators, this text describes basic clinical and scholarly information across the field utilizing an easy-to-understand format. The rich figures and tables describe etiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, and treatment even in areas that are difficult to illustrate, including substance-related disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, personality disorders, and others. The visual approach proves valuable to some of the most innovative techniques in psychiatry, including implications for neuroimaging. Comprehensive and unique, Atlas of Psychiatry is a landmark reference for all medical practitioners looking for an intricate yet accessible visual resource.
The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body
By Jeffry S. Life. 2011
This guy is for real-- And he knows that it's never too late to transform your body It's very likely…that you have seen Dr. Jeffry Life before. And if you have, you might have thought, How can this seventy-two-year-old doctor have the body of a thirty-year-old? But his photos are very real, and you can look just as good as he does when you take control of your health. Back in 1998, Dr. Life was sixty years old and a stereotype of the aging man: he was overweight with a noticeable gut and little muscle tone. Even though his own medical practice was thriving, and he thought he knew everything about men's health, the facts proved differently. His libido was low, which was ruining his self-esteem. He felt tired all the time, yet no amount of sleep made him feel well rested. It wasn't until a cardiologist read him the riot act that he even considered that change was possible. He then decided to make critical adjustments to his diet and lifestyle, and the results have been nothing short of astounding. More than a decade later, Dr. Life continues to look and feel younger than ever. He knows that if he can make these changes to his body, his sex life, and his health, any man can. In this revolutionary book, he'll show how you can turn around yourhealth by using the very same program he success-fully created and follows to this day. The Life Plan introduces a healthy aging lifestyle that any man can master, no matter what shape he may be in. It offers: * An action-packed exercise program designed to make working out entertaining as well as improve heart health and increase muscle mass. His program taps into various disciplines--cardio workouts, resistance training, balance and core conditioning, martial arts, and Pilates. * An easy diet, featuring delicious choices, that any man can follow, along with rules for eating out and sample recipes for the single or married guy. * A simple nutrient supplement regimen highlighting the top supplements men may need to halt, and even reverse, the aging process. * A prudent guide to male hormone replacement therapies based on the most up-to-date research. * Lessons on how to get your doctor to provide the care you deserve. * How to sidestep America's disease-based approach to medicine and fuel optimal health. * And much more. By following this program you can once again enjoy an active, clear-headed, sexually satisfying, vigorous, and health-filled life, while avoiding late-onset diabetes, heart disease, and other common illnesses and complaints of aging. For men seeking to make over their bodies and turn back the clock, The Life Plan delivers the keys to a fitter body, a stronger immune system, and a richer, fuller life.
Recalibrate Your Life: Navigating Transitions with Purpose and Hope
By Kenneth Boa, Jenny Abel. 2023
As we make our way through life, we find ourselves in times of transition where we need to reassess who…we are and what we do. Living well doesn't happen automatically for followers of Christ—it happens when we have planned ahead by reviewing and recalibrating our lives on a regular basis, and when we transition from one stage of life to the next. Times of transition, especially in midlife or later life, are ideal moments for recalibrating our priorities and habits. Ken Boa and Jenny Abel give us the perspective and practical tools needed to evaluate our God-given gifts, talents, skills, wisdom, knowledge, resources, and opportunities so we can use them to the full extent God desires. It involves an intentional recalibration and envisioning of one's life based on God's universal and unique purposes for each person as we move from the demands of our careers into a deeper sense of calling. This eternal perspective allows us to live meaningfully now and into the future so that the best is yet to come.
Increasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and…support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is an invaluable resource for health and social care practitioners, as well as for individuals who feel that they may be living with an undiagnosed developmental condition.
How to Age Joyfully: Eight Steps to a Happier, Fuller Life
By Judi Dench, Maggy Pigott. 2019
We’re living longer – let’s live better!Getting older should be something to enjoy and celebrate. And it can be.Research shows…that we can make a big difference to how well we age. From staying active to connecting with others, this uplifting book shares the secrets to ageing well in eight steps, to help keep you healthy and happy. Each step has easy-to-follow tips, alongside inspiring words both ancient and modern… and more!Whether you choose to follow some of the advice or all, this is the perfect guide for living a more fulfilled, healthy and joyful life.
How to Survive 50
By Clive Whichelow, Mike Haskins. 2016
Brace yourself… 50 is approaching! There’s no denying it – you’ve officially got ‘a few years’ under your belt (and…possibly a few extra notches on it). But don’t trade your party gear for a pair of slippers just yet, because there’s plenty more fun to be had. This cheerful little book, full of tongue-in-cheek advice, will help you carry on strutting your stuff for many years to come!
Glad to Be Grey
By Clive Whichelow. 2013
So what if the last tweet you had was from your pet budgie; he makes more sense than young people…these days anyway. And at least you don’t have to worry about having the latest gadget or keeping a trim waistline anymore. So cast off the cares of youth and join the ranks of those who are glad to be grey.
365 Days of Happiness (365 Days Of... Ser.)
By Lizzie Cornwall. 2012
Host an air guitar tournament for your friends and family. Cartwheel down the street. Tell nothing but the truth all…day. Prepare for a grand adventure, instigate a little mischief and embrace a sunnier outlook with this book of feel-good quotations and quirky ideas that will keep you smiling all year.
Suddenly Senior: The Funny Thing About Getting Older
By Tom Hay. 2016
You might be getting a bit thin on top, plump at the middle and creaky around the knees, but that…doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten how to enjoy yourself! This collection of witty quotations, light-hearted yarns and cheerful jokes will help you celebrate getting older with a smile on your face and a twinkle in your wrinkle.
How to Survive 60
By Clive Whichelow, Mike Haskins. 2016
Brace yourself… 60 is approaching! It’s time to face the facts – even though you might not feel it, you’re…decidedly more O.A.P. than V.I.P. But don’t trade your custard creams for the cod-liver oil just yet, because there’s plenty more fun to be had. This cheerful little book, full of tongue-in-cheek advice, will put some swagger in your step for many years to come!
This book gives the basic information needed to understand what dementia is, how to recognise it, and, most essentially, how…to deal with it, including details on: The different types of dementia Risk factors and investigation The various treatments and supports available Daily living, diet, exercise and attitude.