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36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life., by Nancy L. MacE, Peter V. Rabins, Paul R. McHugh, Paperback - 352 pages 3 Ed edition (April 1999), Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801861497

Updated with the newest information on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, thisbestselling book has remained the "bible" for families who are giving care toafflicted loved ones.

The 9 Myths of Aging: Maximizing the Quality of Later Life, by Douglas H. Powell, Hardcover - 250 pages (June 1998), W H Freeman & Co; ISBN: 0716731045

Dr. Powell debunks the most prevalent myths about aging and explains why knowing the truth can help one remain physically, mentally and socially vigorous for as long as possible.

Access Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, & Nantucket (3rd Ed), Paperback - 208 pages 3rd edition (April 1998), Access Pr; ISBN: 0062772201

The 28 detailed neighborhood maps in this guide will help you immediately locate the hotels, restaurants and sights of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Adventures in Senior Living: Learning How to Make Retirement Meaningful and Enjoyable, by J. Lawrence Driskill, Paperback - 165 pages (November 1997), Haworth Pr; ISBN: 078900254X

If retirement is approaching or you've recently retired, Adventures in Senior Living can help you prepare for the opportunities, needs, problems, and challenges that retirement often brings. Through 31 lively and interesting interviews, you learn how other people have found rewarding ways to make their retirement years meaningful and enjoyable. These inspiring retirees share with you a wide range of retirement ideas that pertain to volunteer work, travel, selecting your living arrangements, and getting involved in your community.

After Stroke: Enhancing Quality of Life, by Wallace Sife (Editor), Paperback - 226 pages (April 1998), Haworth Pr; ISBN: 0789003414

This is the first (and only, so far) book that gives the perspectives of everyone involved when someone has a debilitating stroke. It is a surprisingly well-organized collection of essays from individual doctors, medical personnel, caregivers -- through to the stroke patient, himself.

Aging and Mental Health: Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches, by Robert N., Md. Butler, Myrna I. Lewis (Contributor), Trey Sunderland (Contributor), Textbook Binding - 530 pages 5 edition (January 8, 1998), Allyn & Bacon; ISBN: 0205193366

A detailed overview and reference for professionals and paraprofessionals working with the elderly in a variety of settings. Early chapters provide a baseline of psychologically healthy old age against which to measure illness or problems.

The Aging Parent Handbook, by Virginia Schomp, Mass Market Paperback - 432 pages (June 1997), HarperCollins (paper); ISBN: 0061010324

A helpful reference for adults caring for their elderly and infirm parents offers practical, common-sense advice for caregivers on such issues as housing and health-care options, financing alternatives, legal concerns, common illnesses and ailments, and available agencies and other resources.

Aging With Joy, by Morrison, Radike, Ruth Morrison, Dawn Radtke (Contributor), Paperback (August 1988), Twenty Third Pubns; ISBN: 0896223604

The Alzheimer's Sourcebook for Caregivers: A Practical Guide for Getting Through the Day, by Frena Gray-Davidson, Frena Gray Davidson, Paperback Updated edition (October 1996), Also available as Hardcover, Lowell House; ISBN: 1565654838

The American Geriatrics Society's Complete Guide to Aging & Health, by Mark E. Williams, Hardcover - 494 pages 1 Ed edition (April 1995), Harmony Books; ISBN: 0517595397

A comprehensive reference on the health concerns of older Americans explores the symptoms and signs of aging, preventive health care, alternatives to long-term care, common ailments and their treatments, and other essential topics.

America's Landfall; The Historic Lighthouses of Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard, by Donald W. Davidson, James Ward, III Hyland (Introduction), Hardcover - 168 pages Second edition (December 1997), Peninsula Press; ISBN: 1883684099

The Anti-Aging Zone, by Barry Sears, Hardcover - 415 pages (December 30, 1998), Regan Books; ISBN: 0060392436

How old are you now? Want to look younger, live longer, and feel better? Enter the Anti-Aging Zone.

With his #1 New York Times bestseller The Zone, Dr. Sears began revolutionizing nutritional thinking in America. Now, his cutting-edge hormonal-control research is elevated to a new level that promises to change forever how we look at aging.

Cancer As a Turning Point: A Handbook for People With Cancer, Their Families, and Health Professionals, by Lawrence LeShan, Paperback - 256 pages Rev edition (August 1994), Plume; ISBN: 0452271371

Widely considered the father of mind-body therapy, LeShan has spent more than 35 years working with cancer patients. In this book, he presents 29 exercises that involving reflection, discussion and writing that are designed to help cancer patients define their goals and questions and come to terms with their fears.

Cape Cod, by William Martin, Mass Market Paperback Reprint edition (July 1992), Warner Books; ISBN: 0446363170

Heir to one of the Mayflower clans, Geoff Hilyard struggles to preserve his marriage to a woman from a rival Plymoth Rock family and the windswept coast he loves.

Cape Cod, by Alan Nyiri (Photographer), Brian F. Shortsleeve (Designer), Hardcover - 112 pages (December 1992), Down East Books; ISBN: 0892723033

Cape Cod Architecture, by Clair Baisly, Clair Baisley, Hardcover - 210 pages (September 1989), Parnassus Imprints; ISBN: 0940160439

The Caregiver's Book: Caring for Another, Caring for Yourself, by James E., Jr. Miller, Paperback (September 1996), Augsburg Fortress Publishers; ISBN: 0806629851

Here is a compassionate exploration of the caregiver's role, feelings, and experiences, providing practical, affirming suggestions for renewing strength and hope through words of inspiration from the Bible, literature, and great thinkers throughout the ages.

The Caregiver's Companion: Words to Comfort and Inspire, by Bettyclare Moffatt, Paperback - 216 pages Berkley tr edition (March 1997), Berkley Pub Group; ISBN: 0425156176

A stimulating compilation of inspirational essays, interviews, meditations, and advice offers support and compassionate advice for those who care for the sick and dying, explaining how to cope with the fear, stress, and grief that accompany the caregiving role.

Caregiver's Handbook, by Visiting Nurses Assoc, Deni Bown, Paperback - 192 pages (March 1998), Dk Pub Merchandise; ISBN: 0789419696

An extremely useful reference for safely caring for the sick or the elderly. Practical suggestions including excellent illustrations of techniques and equipment.

Caregiver's Reprieve: A Guide to Emotional Survival When You're Caring for Someone You Love (The Working Caregiver Series), by Avrene L. Brandt, Paperback - 106 pages (November 1997), Impact Pub; ISBN: 1886230064

Compassionate Touch is a unique "how-to" book whose aim is to address the often unmet need of the aged, the ill, and the dying for intimate, nurturing contact.

The Caregivers' Roller Coaster; A Practical Guide to Caregiving for the Frail Elderly, by Billie Jackson, Paperback - 163 pages (May 1993), Loyola University Press; ISBN: 0829407456

The Caregivers' Roller Coaster is a simply written self-help guide for caregivers of the frail elderly. It offers support for ordinary men and women - not trained professionals - who find themselves caring for aging family members in their homes.

Caregiving: Hospice - Proven Techniques for Healing Body and Soul, by Douglas C. Smith, Doug Smith, Hardcover - 240 pages (September 1997), Macmillan General Reference; ISBN: 0028616634

Drawing on his experience as a hospice worker and instructor, Douglas Smith provides practical tools and techniques to enable family, friends, and caregivers to become a positive force in their patients' lives. Rich in stories and personal insights, The Rights of the Sick and Dying also offers ways in which patients can evaluate and improve their own care with this "Patient's Bill of Rights."

Care That Works: A Relationship Approach to Persons With Dementia, by Jitka M. Zgola, Paperback - 232 pages (May 1999), Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801860261

Caring & Competent Caregivers, by Robert Moroney (Editor), Paul R. Dokecki, jo Gates, John J. Gates, Paul R. Dokeckim (Contributor), Paperback - 200 pages (March 1998), Univ of Georgia Pr; ISBN 082031952X

This book illustrates the caregiving needs to be faced in the next century. Written by individuals associated with the National Quality Caregiving Coalition (NQCC) of the Rosalynn Carter Institute, Caring and Competent Caregivers is a foundation book for use by academicians conducting professional training programs, diverse health care and social service providers on the front lines providing assistance to others, and students entering the field. Incorporating philosophy, social science research, and impressionistic evidence, this book provides a basis for education and practice that is both inspirational and practical.

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents: How to Help, How to Survive, by Claire Berman, Paperback - 272 pages Reprint edition (March 1997), Henry Holt (Paper); ISBN: 0805041095

Berman's book is an invaluable safety net for adult children who care for aging parents. She uses personal experience, case histories, and interviews with geriatric professionals to blaze a trail for those who are "childing" (not really "parenting") mom or dad.

Choosing a Nursing Home: A Guidebook for Families, by Marty Richards, Paperback - 110 pages Reprint edition (March 1985), University of Washington Press; ISBN: 0295962216

The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide for Caregivers, by Maria M. Meyer, Paula Derr (Contributor), Mark O. Hatfield, Maria M. Meyer, RN Paula Derr, Paperback - 363 pages 1 Ed edition (November 1998), Caretrust Pubns Llc; ISBN: 0966476700

A guide that takes the fear out of home care and brings confidence and peace of mind to caregivers. The Comfort of Home starts with the basics and contains all the information caregivers need to do the job at their fingertips, both now and as new healthcare needs arise. The guide helps - make the home safe and comfortable, - handle everyday activities like toileting, bathing, and wheelchair transfers, - avoid infections and illnesses, - deal with Alzheimer's care, - communicate with healthcare professionals, - understand end-of-life health care documents and - avoid caregiver burnout.

Compassionate Touch: Hands-On Caregiving for the Elderly, the Ill and the Dying, by Dawn, M.F.A. Nelson, Paperback - 160 pages (May 1993), Talman Company; ISBN: 0882681494

Compassionate Touch is a unique "how-to" book whose aim is to address the often unmet need of the aged, the ill, and the dying for intimate, nurturing contact.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents, by Linda, Ed.D. Rhodes, Linda Colvin Rhodes, Paperback - 339 pages 1 edition (October 19, 2000), Alpha Books; ISBN: 002863943X

If you are preparing to take on the responsibility of caring for an aging parent, this book guides you through the difficult choices that you must make.

Creating a Successful Retirement: Finding Peace and Purpose, by Richard P. Johnson, Paperback - 192 pages (October 1999), Liguori Publications; ISBN: 0764804979

Retirement is first and foremost a spiritual journey. My research tells me that there are 15 factors which impact one's success in retirement; each of these is essentially spiritual at its core. Each chapter in the book is devoted to one of these "retirement success factors" and allows the reader to practically apply it to his or her life.

Dare to Be 100, by Walter M., II Bortz, Paperback - 272 pages (June 1996), Fireside; ISBN: 0684800217

bestselling expert on aging and geriatric care offers a prescription for achieving longevity and preserving the quality of life. In this book, Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., explains how and why we should all strive to be centenarians with his unique and practical program.

Death: The Final Stage of Growth, by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Editor), Paperback - 208 pages (July 1997), Simon & Schuster (Paper); ISBN: 0684839415

Depression: What Families Should Know, by Elaine Fantle Shimberg, Paperback (August 1996), Ballantine Books (Trd Pap); ISBN: 0345410238

Although depression is one of the most common medical disorders, it is also one of the least understood. If you are confused about what you can do to help a loved one who suffers from depression, acclaimed medical writer Elaine Fantle Shimberg can help. This sympathetic, hopeful guide shows you and your family how to act effectively to provide the best treatment possible.

Fodor's 99 Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket: The Complete Guide to Perfect Seaside Holidays (Fodor's Gold Guides), by Fodor's (Editor), Paperback (April 1999), Fodor's Travel Pubns; ISBN: 0679001662

Experienced and first-time travelers alike rely on Fodor's Gold Guides for rich, reliable coverage the world over. Smart travel tips and important contact info make planning your trip a breeze, and detailed coverage of sights, accommodations, and restaurants give you the info you need to make your experience enriching and hassle-free. If you only have room for one guide, this is the one for you.

Grow Old Along with Me: The Best Is Yet to Be, by Sandra Martz (Editor), Paperback - 216 pages 1 Ed edition (September 1996), Papier-Mache Press; ISBN: 0918949866

Falling in love again after being widowed, redefining roles with children, men facing retirement, women discovering new opportunities for growth --this eloquent anthology appreciates the similarities and differences between men and women aging, transforming our myths of aging into a real sense of wonder and expectation.

Growing Older and Wiser: Coping With Expectations, Challenges, and Change in the Later Years, by Nathan Billig, Paperback Reprint edition (August 1995), Lexington Books; ISBN: 0669276790

Older adults are more diverse biologically, socially, and psychologically than any other age group. This guide to understanding the mental health of older people reveals how to cope with the normal aging process and see its potentially positive aspects while dealing with its problems.

Growing Older in America, by Robert J. Riekse, Hardcover (February 1996), McGraw Hill College Div; ISBN: 0070527423

This book has great depth on the subject of growing older yet is very easy to read. I recommend this book to every member of the 'baby boom' generation! Designed as a textbook, anyone at all levels can benefit greatly from the insight that Growing Older provides.

Growing Wiser: The Older Person's Guide to Mental Wellness, by Donald Kemper, Paperback (June 1986), Healthwise; ISBN: 0961269030

Hard Decisions: Forgoing and Withdrawing Artificial Nutrition and Hydration, by Eileen P. Flynn, Paperback (January 1990), Theological Book Service; ISBN: 1556123043

Hope and Help for Your Nerves, by Claire Dr. Weekes, Mass Market Paperback Reprint edition (August 1991), Signet; ISBN: 0451167228

This book is an excellent source for people suffering from anxiety and depression! It help you come out of my depression. One thing that the book teaches is that when you are suffering from depression, you think the world is an awful place...when in fact it is just the way you are seeing it for the moment ... they are just feelings, not reality. It helps get you through the day.

How Did I Become My Parent's Parent?, by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff, Paperback - 224 pages Reprint edition (May 1997), Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140237143

This book shows us the who, when, and how of effective intervention when we must eventually reverse roles with those who raised us. Schiff shares wisdom gleaned from interviews with nursing home residents and their families and offers advice to lessen stress for both.

'I Ain't Much, Baby-But I'm All I've Got', by Jess, Ph. D. Lair, Mass Market Paperback Reissue edition (July 1990), Fawcett Books; ISBN: 0449208028

"What are some of the discoveries I have made? I found I needed people because I needed the love they could give me. I found that love was something I did. I found that the way I showed people my need and love for them was to tell how it was with me in my deepest heart. I came to feel that was the most loving thing I could do for anyone -- tell them how it was with me and share my imperfections with them. When I did this, most people came back at me with what was deep within them. This was love coming to me. And the more I had coming to me, the more I had to give away. I ain't much, baby -- but I'm all I've got."

I Can Cope; Staying Healthy with Cancer , by Judi Johnson, Linda Klein, Paperback 2 edition (February 1994), John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471347396

Keeping Them Healthy, Keeping Them Home: How to Care for Your Loved Ones at Home, by Ellen Caruso R.N., Ellen M. Caruso, Paperback - 189 pages 1st edition (August 15, 1998), Health Information Pr; ISBN: 1885987137

Here's the practical knowledge you need to successfully face the challenges and rewards of caring for those you love. Every aspect of home healthcare, from the smallest detail of laundry management to how to choose a home care agency, is covered in a simple, straightforward way.

Let Them Go Free: Family Prayer Service to Assist in the Withdrawal of Life Support Systems, by Thomas Shannon, Charles Fasto, Paperback (March 1987), Theological Book Service; ISBN: 1556120648

Life to Death, Harmonizing the Transition, by Richard W. Boerstler, PhD and Helen S. Kornfield, RN, MA

The groundbreaking book in terminal care. Available through Intergenerations and not

Live Now, Age Later: Proven Ways to Slow Down the Clock, by Isadore Rosenfeld M.D., Isadore Rosenfield, Mass Market Paperback - 457 pages (May 2000), Warner Books; ISBN: 0446609102

Each chapter deals with a specific aging complication - such as Alzheimer's, cancer, depression, stroke, osteoporosis, heart attacks, prostate enlargement, and losses of hearing, vision, libido, and teeth. For each condition, Rosenfeld presents the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and specific strategies for lessening your risk.

Living Creatively With Chronic Illness: Developing Skills for Transcending the Loss, Pain, and Frustration, by Eugenie G. Wheeler, Paperback (June 1989), Pathfinder Pub; ISBN: 0934793174

Living Creatively with Chronic Illness: Developing Skills for Transcending the Loss, Pain and Frustration is a self-help book specifically designed to help the chronically ill, their families, friends, counselors, medical personnel, and the clergy. Living Creatively with Chronic Illness has examples and profiles of exceptional physically challenged people who have transcended the pain and fear that chronic illness brings.

Living, Loving and Learning, by Leo F. Buscaglia, Paperback Reissue edition (April 1990), Fawcett Books; ISBN: 0449901815

LIVING, LOVING AND LEARNING is a delightful collection of Dr. Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. This inspirational treasure is for all those eager to accept the challenge of life and to profit from the wonder of love.

Living With Death and Dying, by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Paperback - 192 pages Reprint edition (June 1997), MacMillan Publishing Company; ISBN: 0684839369

Losses in Later Life: A New Way of Walking With God, by R. Scott Sullender, Hardcover 2 Ed edition (June 1999), ISBN: 0789006278

Managing Stress: Learning to Pace Your Chase Through Life (A Life Skills Series Book), by Dale R. Olen, Paperback (December 1993), Joda Communications Ltd; ISBN: 1565830032

Old Friends, by Tracy Kidder, Paperback Reprint edition (October 1994), Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap); ISBN: 039571088X

A study of old age in America focuses on two nursing-home residents whose friendship allows them to understand their past, cope with their present circumstances, and confront their futures with hope and inspiration.

Older and Wiser: How to Maintain Peak Mental Ability for As Long As You Live, by Richard M., Md. Restak, Paperback - 272 pages Berkley tr edition (February 1999), Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0425165868

Filled with specific advice and simple exercises, this groundbreaking guide from the acclaimed neurologist draws on the latest scientific research to help maintain brain power at any age.

Praying Our Goodbyes, by Joyce Rupp, Mass Market Paperback Reprint edition (October 1992), Ivy Books; ISBN: 0804110603

This tender and realistic book can be your personal guide to accepting our inevitable goodbyes even as it reminds us that when we are suffering most deeply, the seed of hope still lives within us. Discover the emotions that goodbyes awaken and turn to the twenty-four specific prayers designed to help you deal with nearly every imaginable kind of loss.

The Relaxation Response, by Herbert, M. D. Benson, Miriam Z. Klipper, Mass Market Paperback Reissue edition (August 1990), Avon; ISBN: 0380006766

Dr. Herbert Benson showed that relaxation techniques such as meditation have immense physical benefits, from lowered blood pressure to a reduction in heart disease. The Relaxation Response demystifies the mantra meditation used in the transcendental meditation program, explaining how anyone can reap its advantages with or without the help of a guru. If you want to understand the beginnings of today's alternative medicine movement, or if you're simply looking to learn a simple meditation technique without a lot of metaphysical trappings, this is a good place to start.

The Scottsdale Pain Relief Program: The Revoltionary Seven Day Drug-Free Program to Reduce Pain, by Neal H., Dr. Olshan, Hardcover 1st Ed. edition (May 1987), Beaufort Books, Inc.; ISBN: 0825304237

Stress for Success, by James E. Loehr, Mark McCormack, Paperback - 288 pages 1 Pbk Ed edition (August 1998), Times Books; ISBN: 0812930096

This highly praised "BusinessWeek" bestseller shows corporates how to get "revved up by stress", rather than becoming fatigued and anxious because of it.

Successful Aging, by John Wallis Rowe, Robert Louis Kahn, Hardcover - 265 pages 1 Ed edition (April 1998), Pantheon Books; ISBN: 0375400451

Here at last is a compelling and inspiring presentation of what determines how well we age--the results of the MacArthur Foundation Study of Aging in America, which show how to maintain optimum physical and mental strength throughout later life.

Triumph: Getting Back to Normal When You Have Cancer, by Marion Morra, Eve Potts (Contributor), Paperback - 297 pages (February 1990), Avon Books (Pap Trd); ISBN: 0380755033

In a question and answer format, Triumph explores the very real fears and anxieties cancer patients feel about the physical, sexual, and emotional changes they undergo. Includes information on nutrition, biofeedback and alternative methods of reinforcing conventional medical treatment.

The Virtues of Aging (Library of Contemporary Thought), by Jimmy Carter, Paperback - 140 pages (October 1998), Ballatine Books (Trd Pap); ISBN: 0345435938

"We are not alone in our worry about both the physical aspect of aging and the prejudice that exists toward the elderly, which is similar to racism or sexism. What makes it different is that the prejudice also exists among those of us who are either within this group or rapidly approaching it. When I have mentioned the title of this book to a few people, most of them responded, 'Virtues? What could possibly be good about growing old?' The most obvious answer, of course, is to consider the alternative to aging. But there are plenty of other good answers--many based on our personal experiences and observations." -- from THE VIRTUES OF AGING

Vital Involvement in Old Age, by Helen Q. Kivnick (Contributor), Erik Homburger Erikson, Joan Mowat Erikson (Contributor), Paperback Reissue edition (December 1994), W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 039331216X

Erikson's now-famous concept of the life cycle delineates eight stages of psychological development through which each of us progresses. The last stage, old age, challenges the individual to rework the past while remaining involved in the present. Erikson is winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold S. Kushner, Mass Market Paperback - 149 pages Reissue edition (July 1997), Avon; ISBN: 0380603926

A distinguished clergyman offers advice to people of all faiths on how to come to terms with suffering and loss and explains how a belief in God can help readers to experience comfort and understanding.

When Someone You Love Dies, by William L. Coleman, Reading level: Ages 9-12, Paperback - 124 pages (August 1994)
Augsburg Fortress Publications; ISBN: 0806626704

William Coleman discusses the fears and questions that young people have when someone they love dies, perhaps a parent, sibling, or close friend. He supports them as they struggle to understand death and helps them work through their grief.

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