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Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
by Margaret Renkl

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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From <i>New York Times</i> opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family鈥攁nd of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.<br /><br /><br /><br />Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents鈥攈er exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father鈥攁nd of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child鈥檚 transition to caregiver.<br /><br /><br /><br />And here, braided into the overall narrative, Renkl offers observations on the world surrounding her suburban Nashville home. Ringing with rapture and heartache, these essays convey the dignity of bluebirds and rat snakes, monarch butterflies and native bees. As these two threads haunt and harmonize with each other, Renkl suggests that there is astonishment to be found in common things: in what seems ordinary, in what we all share. For in both worlds鈥攖he natural one and our own鈥斺€渢he shadow side of love is always loss, and grief is only love鈥檚 own twin.鈥?lt;br /><br /><br /><br />Gorgeously illustrated by the author鈥檚 brother, Billy Renkl, <i>Late Migrations</i> is an assured and memorable debut.
Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go (Downsiz...
by Marni Jameson

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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It鈥檚 a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime's worth of possessions, to selling the homestead itself. Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly鈥攁nd, in the best of situations, even memorably. Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts鈥攁ntiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologists鈥攖o offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell.
Murder at the Manor: A Northwest Cozy Mystery (Northwest Cozy Mys...
by Dianne Harman

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

January 20, 2020

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Cecil Boatwright-Jones was the epitome of a crotchety old man<br />So crotchety he was murdered<br />After all, when you鈥檙e worth millions<br />And you won鈥檛 spend a dime<br />On your run-down English manor, Little Dockery<br />Or your family<br />Or anything else<br />Maybe murder is the answer<br />But it鈥檚 never acceptable<br /><br />DeeDee and Jake wish they鈥檇 never left Seattle to accept a case in the village of Finchingfield , England. What started out as a wonderful excuse to spend some time in Europe quickly becomes a nightmare. Staying in a manor that has over one hundred rooms and a lot of secrets doesn鈥檛 make for pleasant dreams.<br /><br />When everyone hates a man, finding people with a motive is not a problem. What is a problem is too many suspects with very good reasons to commit murder. DeeDee and Jake have another problem. If they don鈥檛 find the murderer, there鈥檚 a good chance they鈥檒l be the next victims. <br /><br />This is the 12th book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.<br />
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>鈥?devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia鈥?strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms鈥?changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws鈥?palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship鈥?dementia due to traumatic brain injury鈥?choosing a residential care facility鈥?support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book鈥攖hat much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them鈥攔emains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
by Peter Walsh

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<b>Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing!</b><br /><br />Whether you are selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents鈥?home, sorting through a lifetime鈥檚 worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents鈥?possessions among his family. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. <br /><br />In <i>Let It Go,</i> Peter will help you turn downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways, including how to:<br /><br />鈥? Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing<br />鈥? Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles<br />鈥? Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life<br />鈥? Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members <i>without</i> drama<br /><br />This new phase brings unexpected freedoms and opportunities, and Peter walks you through every step of the process. You鈥檒l feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.
Broken Beauty: Piecing Together Lives Shattered by Early-Onset Al...
by Sarah B. Smith

Language

English

Pages

333

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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#1 NEW RELEASE IN CHRISTIAN FAITH AND AGING PARENTS & ELDERCARE<br />AMAZON BESTSELLER IN DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE<br /><br />In the world of Early-onset Alzheimer鈥檚, here is a book all about life, love, and hope.<br />Broken Beauty is the story of Sarah Smith鈥檚 mother鈥攌nown as 鈥淏eauty鈥?to her family鈥攁nd her family鈥檚 journey through the devastating world of Early-onset Alzheimer鈥檚. Smith was a young mother in her thirties when her own mother鈥檚 illness struck, so the family鈥檚 shock and pain at the disease鈥檚 manifestations is nearly unbearable. Not only is Beauty still young and fit; she is also Sarah鈥檚 best friend. This powerful and personal story about a daughter facing the unthinkable and the love she found to carry her through will touch the hearts of everyone who reads it.<br />Sarah Bearden Smith is a housewife, mother of three, and a woman of deep faith, who has lived in Texas all her life. Sarah was born and raised in the Houston area, and remained there until her departure for the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a speech communications major, varsity cheerleader, and a member of Tri Delta sorority. After her marriage to Thad Smith in 2002, the couple moved to Dallas, Texas. During their years in Dallas, Sarah and her husband have served on various boards and committees, including the Greer Garson Gala, Presbyterian Hospital Healthcare Foundation, East-West Ministries, AWARE Dallas, and Providence Christian School of Texas. They actively serve with their children in assisted living and memory care facilities and support organizations such as Council for Life, Alzheimer鈥檚 Association, Women鈥檚 Alzheimer鈥檚 Movement, and Community Bible Study. Sarah and her family are members of Watermark Community Church.
I Feel Bad About My Neck
by Nora Ephron

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 01, 2006

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<p>With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i>, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.</p><p>Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, <i>I Feel Bad About My Neck</i> is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.</p>
Aging Backwards: Updated and Revised Edition
by Miranda Esmonde-White

Language

English

Pages

302

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<p>An updated edition of the eye-opening guide to anti-aging,聽with a new chapter on fascia, which will publish in time for Miranda Esmonde-White鈥檚 PBS pledge drive in June 2018聽focusing on the topic.</p><p>"Every day, we have a very clear choice: We can grow older or we can grow younger."</p><p>In recent years the field of aging research has exploded with new clinical findings. Many widely accepted ideas about aging鈥攊ncluding those about the inevitability of our declining metabolism, our dying brain cells, and our deteriorating muscles and bones鈥攈ave been debunked. Today we know that the physical signs of aging are far more a product of lifestyle choices than of calendar years.聽<em>Aging Backwards</em>聽offers an exciting and comprehensive plan for actively slowing down and even reversing the aging process through gentle exercise that develops strong, flexible muscles.</p><p>Why focus on strengthening muscles? Because as Miranda Esmonde-White, PBS fitness personality and creator of the Essentrics technique, explains, our muscle cells are the keys to our longevity. The powerhouses of our cells, the mitochondria, keep us looking and feeling young鈥攁nd muscle cells contain more mitochondria than any other part of our body. If we can keep our mitochondrian fires burning, our muscles鈥攏ot to mention our bones, hearts, lungs, and skin鈥攃an all experience the vitality of youth. And the best news of all is that it takes just thirty minutes a day of gentle exercise to keep muscles strong.聽</p><p>With eight basic age-reversing workouts that build core strength, lengthen and tone muscle, increase flexibility, and speed weight loss,聽<em>Aging Backwards</em>聽offers the information and tools to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.</p>
The Secret Sauce of Downsizing: The Complete Guide for Living wit...
by , Laura Segura

Language

English

Pages

95

Publication Date

January 08, 2020

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The Secret Sauce of Downsizing is a book for anyone at any age who wishes to simplify, organize, downsize or just change up their lifestyle! This book covers everything from soup to nuts in regards to downsizing, with tips and solutions from experts in all areas from Professional Organizing, to Legal, to Home Buying and Selling, to Mindset, to Communicating with Loved ones and so much more! <br /><br />The experts in this book share their recipes for the best ways to deal with this multi-faceted, and sometimes complicated process of downsizing. With over 300,000 items in the average American home (LA Times), many people are surrounded in overwhelm. It鈥檚 no wonder we feel overwhelmed just thinking about downsizing! <br /><br />Do you want to know;<br /> <br />鈥here to start? <br />鈥hat to do? <br />鈥ow鈥檚 this going to work? <br /><br />Especially designed for those who are 55 and better, The Secret Sauce of Downsizing is also geared to help people no matter what age. Downsizing and living with less 鈥渟tuff鈥?can be a scary thought, especially for those of us that grew up with 鈥渕ore is better.鈥?Let鈥檚 face it---we love our 鈥渟tuff.鈥?However, there comes a time when there is a reason or a season of our life that will dictate the necessity for change.<br /><br />The Secret Sauce of Downsizing addresses the physical, social, emotional and spiritual process of 鈥渓etting go of your stuff鈥? It鈥檚 more than just throwing stuff away, it also deals with the whole process of downsizing and creating a whole new chapter in your life. <br /><br />The Secret Sauce of Downsizing Authors:<br /><br />Chapter 1: The New Retirement by Dr. Marlena E Uhrik <br />Chapter 2: 鈥淭he Talk" by Dr. Marlena E Uhrik <br />Chapter 3: Processing Your Emotions by Michele Mariscal<br />Chapter 4: The Art of Decluttering by Dr. Marlena E Uhrik <br />Chapter 5: Simplify Your Move by Grace Bermudes<br />Chapter 6: 鈥淏ut I Love My Stuff鈥漛y Mishele Vieira<br />Chapter 7: Gratitude by Dr. Marlena E Uhrik <br />Chapter 8: 5 Steps to Downsizing with Mindfulness by River Easter<br />Chapter 9: Comparison Case Study: Planning vs. No Planning by Laura Segura<br />Plus a ton of Resources!<br /><br /><br />
When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers ...
by Angel Smits

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

June 05, 2017

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Customer Reviews
Nearly five million families deal with Alzheimer鈥檚 Disease and other forms of dementia on a daily basis. They do this with little training, and often only their good intentions guide them. <i>When Reasoning No Longer Works</i> is the training manual these family caregivers have been searching for.<br /><br />Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most importantly, how to deal with its effects.<br />Bulleted lists clearly explain:<br /><br />鈥? How to avoid a catastrophic reaction<br />鈥? Specific approaches for aggressive behavior<br />鈥? How to deal with disruptive behaviors<br />鈥? Ways to diminish wandering<br />鈥? What to do when a wanderer is missing<br />鈥? When to look for outside help<br /><br />You鈥檒l also follow the story of Lou and Rose, a couple who share their lives with Alzheimer鈥檚 disease. Together, they find the answers to questions caregivers and victims are sometimes afraid to ask.<br /><br />(with foreword by Dr. Randall J. Bjork)<br /><br />"Sixteen years ago, my father, Charles, died as the result of AD. For many years to come, I knew that I had failed him. I wish I knew then what I read about now in When Reasoning No Longer Works. The stress of living with an Alzheimer鈥檚 patient in the family can be heart-wrenching, but this book provides hope and help.鈥?鈥?Jeanie M, daughter and caregiver

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