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- 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...
- 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...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 4.49
St Anthony of Padua is the Patron Saint of the Old. Unfortunately, he seems to be missing from the UK nowadays! I feel that if Charles Dickens was still alive, he would be just as upset and angry about the plight of our Senior Citizens as he was about Victorian children. The secret cruelty that they suffer in many Homes is horrendous. Drugs are often... more...
- Marion Street Press, LLC 2011; US$ 8.95
A blend of touching stories, fascinating facts, and rollicking humor is presented in this entertaining look at the jaunt towards senior citizenship. Guaranteed to stir souls, stimulate minds, and tickle funny bones, the chapters include Why It?s Great to Be Chronologically Endowed, Grandkids Say the Darnedest Things, The Lighter Side of Aging, and... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 10.99
Something in our world is changing. In ten years time 60% of us will be over 55. The retirement age is likely to move up to 70; modern medicine ensures that most of us will live well in to our 80s and most of us will choose to do some work, paid or voluntary, while we are still physically able. Yet older people have, as yet, no role in modern society.... more...
- Workman Publishing Company 2014; US$ 15.95
?The bible of eldercare??ABC World News. ?An indispensable book??AARP. ?A compassionate guide of encyclopedic proportion?? The Washington Post . And, winner of a Books for a Better Life Award. How to Care for Aging Parents is the best and bestselling book of its kind, and its author, Virginia Morris, is the go-to person on eldercare for the media,... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 163.30
Aging populations are an unprecedented feature in human history. This volume presents fresh research as well as analysis of population trends, comparing developments in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia and assessing their likely impact. more...
- Companion Press 2012; US$ 9.99
Getting older goes hand in hand with losses of many kinds?ending careers, empty nests, illness, the deaths of loved ones?and this book by one of the world's most beloved grief experts helps one acknowledge and mourn the many losses of aging while also offering advice for living better in old age. The 100 practical tips and activities address the emotional,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 9.78
Society has a deep fear of ageing. Old age is increasingly viewed as a biomedical problem, something to be avoided at all costs and then vanished away by medicine. Anne Karpf urges us to change our narrative. Exploring how our outlook on ageing is historically determined and culturally defined, she draws upon case studies, old and new, to suggest... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 23.99
Refeathering the Empty Nest shows how to manage that period of time when children are preparing to leave the family home, either temporarily or permanently, and how to move forward in a healthy, even rewarding way. Using real stories, the author shows how this time can be difficult but also rewarding, challenging, and exciting. more...