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  • Benedictionby Kent Haruf

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 11.69

    Shortlisted for the Folio Prize. One long last summer for Dad Lewis in his beloved town, Holt, Colorado. As old friends pass in and out to voice their farewells and good wishes, Dad's wife and daughter work to make his final days as comfortable as possible, knowing all is tainted by the heart-break of an absent son. Next door, a little girl with... more...

  • International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policyby S. Harper; K. Hamblin

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party... more...

  • Necessary Conversationsby Gerald Kaufman

    Good Books 2015; US$ 12.99

              In this timely book, family counselors Gerald and Marlene Kaufman urge adult children and their parents to have direct conversations about the decisions that lie ahead as parents age. The Kaufmans suggest that families use their parents' retirement as the benchmark for having the first discussion about their parents' plans for the next phase... more...

  • A Journey Through Dementia/Alzheimer's Diseaseby Geraldine McCall

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    Nora Scruggs McCall was a deeply religious woman who never lost her faith that God was always in control, and that everything would work out as it should. Even as her dementia progressed, she continued working as a volunteer grandmother. She also continued attending church services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church every weeknight and on Sundays. As... more...

  • The Boomer Burdenby Julie Hall

    Thomas Nelson 2008; US$ 11.99

    A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them. more...

  • Your Guide to Health: Anti-Agingby Donald Vaughn

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 6.95

    While none of us wants to get older, the journey can be a healthier and happier one if we have critical information at our fingertips. Your Guide to Health: Anti-Aging is an essential reference for managing the processes of physical, mental, and emotional aging. Packed with tips on everything from ensuring a sensible diet to staying informed, this... more...

  • When Your Parent Moves Inby David Horgan; Shira Block

    Adams Media 2009; US$ 12.95

    So you thought youÆd never have to live with Mom again? Think again. As the population ages, elderly parents everywhere are moving in with their childrenùand changing everything. Making roomùphysically, emotionally, and financiallyùfor an elderly parent can push families to their limits. This book helps family members deal with the far-reaching implications... more...

  • The Time of Your Lifeby Eugenie G. Wheeler

    Tracks Publishing 2004; US$ 9.99

    Based on Eugenie Wheeler's experiences, philosophy, reading, listening, and sense of humor, this best-of collection of columns deals with both the ups and downs of aging and includes topics on health, recreation, grandparenting, and relationships. Tired of stereotypes and myths on aging, Wheeler has devoted her career to helping the elderly avoid... more...

  • The Staircase Lettersby Arthur Motyer

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 13.95

    Full of the magic of everyday life in the shadow of death–chickens must be cooked for dinner parties, and grandson’s questions about God must be answered!– The Staircase Letters is a moving and profound story of friendship and facing the end of life. When Elma Gerwin found out in 2001 at the age of 61 that she had cancer, she reached out to two coasts... more...

  • Easyby Marie Ponsot

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Leave it to the graceful Marie Ponsot, now in her late eighties, to view her life in poetry as easeful. As she tells us, pondering what stones can hear, “Between silence and sound / we are balancing darkness, / making light of it.” In this celebratory collection, Ponsot makes light, in both senses, of all she touches, and her pleasure in offering these... more...