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  • Pets and the Elderlyby Odean Cusack; Elaine Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Here is an excellent ?how-to? guide for initiating pet-facilitated therapy programs with the elderly. Pets and the Elderly is a practical book that explains how to implement carefully planned programs in residential and nursing homes and in geriatric and psychiatric hospitals, with pets in residence or as visitors. The authors review past research,... more...

  • The National Mental Health Associationby Robert E Hess

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    Here is a unique and important volume that pays tribute to the contributions of the National Mental Health Association to the field of prevention. For more than 80 years, the National Mental Health Association has been a major force in the advancement of the field of prevention. It has pursued an impressive three-pronged mission of promoting health,... more...

  • Waiting at the Gateby Susan L Sandel; David Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    Here is the result of over ten years of hands-on clinical experience by two experts wha have worked with the elderly. The authors explore the contributions of the creative arts therapies, specifically movement and drama therapy, to the individual and communal welfare of residents in nursing homes. Waiting at the Gate: Creativity and Hope in the Nursing... more...

  • Against My Better Judgmentby John Phd Dececco

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Against My Better Judgment: An Intimate Memoir of an Eminent Gay Psychologist is an extraordinary and moving account of the life of a gay man in his late 60s after he loses his companion of 40 years to cancer. A leading professor of psychology at Harvard University, Roger Brown bravely comes forth with his compelling story of grief, loneliness, and... more...

  • Religion and Prevention in Mental Healthby Robert E Hess; Kenneth I Maton; Kenneth Pargament

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Here is the first book which highlights the unique resource of religion in the field of prevention. Until now, religious systems have been a largely undertapped resource of talent, energy, care, and physical and financial assets. Religion and Prevention in Mental Health is a significant new volume that lays a general foundation for preventive work... more...

  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adultsby Carla Martins

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact on older people's wellbeing and valuable guidance on how to tailor MBSR programmes to meet the particular needs of this group. more...

  • Lighter as We Goby Mindy Greenstein; Jimmie Holland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with... more...

  • Foreign Accent Syndromesby Jack Ryalls; Nick Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    What does it feel like to wake up one day speaking with a foreign accent from a country one has never visited? Why does someone wake up doing this? This book seeks to portray the broad and diverse experiences of individuals with a rare neurological speech disorder called Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS). Through a combination of personal testimony... more...

  • Rereading Personal Narrative and Life Courseby Brian Schiff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    This volume reflects on the place of narrative interpretation in life course developmental theory. Featuring exciting chapters by the leading figures in narrative psychology, it provides insights on the narrative character in early childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, midlife, and old age. Read together, the chapters form a comprehensive... more...

  • Building Resistance to Stress and Agingby Richard A Dienstbier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    The toughness model proposed in this book incorporates psychological research and neuroscience to explain how a variety of toughening activities - ranging from confronting mental and physical challenges to meditation - sustain our brains and bodies, and ultimately build our mental and psychological capacities degenerated by stress and by aging. more...