Have the social safety nets, environmental protections, and policies to redress wealth and income inequality enacted after World War II contributed to declining rates of dementia today?and how do we improve brain health in the future?
For decades, researchers have chased a pharmaceutical cure for memory loss. But despite the fact that no disease-modifying biotech treatments have emerged, new research suggests that dementia rates have actually declined in the United States and Western Europe over the last decade. Why is this happening? And what does it mean for brain health in the future?
Following her mother’s diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Torri Fisher shares her experiences to encourage and strengthen others who may need support. If you are caring for a loved one who is suffering with this complicated condition, you need the invaluable resources in this book. It is undoubtedly noble to take on the hefty responsibility of being a caregiver, but it’s important to take care of yourself in the process. Being a caregiver can inspire a plethora of difficult feelings you may find yourself struggling with. Learn how to maintain your peace, positivity, and well-being to ensure you can best care for your loved one without burning out in the process.
Weaving together the benefits of mindfulness meditation and Jungian psychology, Moonlight Serenade: Embracing Aging Mindfully extends an invitation to meet your aging years consciously and courageously by being aware of the inevitable passing of time; by learning to experience each moment fully; and by creating a healthy relationship with all that time presents, including the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows of life. Major life provocations, including chronic pain, grief, and life-limiting illness, are challenging at any age but especially during the later years, so they are examined in-depth.
Mindfulness meditation and Jungian psychology practices are offered as self-sung serenades, encouraging you to lovingly court and support yourself throughout your aging moonlit years. Rather than a futile attempt to transcend your human experience, Moonlight Serenade provides skills and attitudes to meet your aging years boldly, confidently and wholeheartedly.
At a midlife juncture—namely, a half-million-dollar custody suit—Darrell Gurney sat in his chair late one evening watching his eight-year-old son sleeping, wondering at age 40, if he had anything at all to show for himself and his first half of life. His answer, written for himself, you now hold in your hands.
Gurney’s The Back Forty with its 7 Embraces presents a 180-degree change of perspective from the generally accepted idea of “midlife crisis” and of us being victims of our pasts, our circumstances, our mistakes, our bad choices, our relationships, or anything else that we might claim to be a victim of. The Back Forty proposes that life is perfectly designed and timed for exactly what was (and is) needed to have us truly (and finally) become who we came here to BE and do what we came here to DO.
From the Author: "In this book I share eight exercises and the reasons why they have helped clients regain their balance.These particular exercises have helped clients stop tripping and falling and to regain the ability to feel safe in movement again. I also share some short stories of clients who all have various reasons for losing their balance. A range of personal and specific factors may play a role in the body’s balance and walking gait as they become off-kilter. This leaves people feeling unsafe in their movements, which, in turn, causes the walking gait to change and slow down because they feel out of balance or unstable. At this point, individuals may find themselves tripping often and/or falling down. At any age, but often as we get older, the body can become weaker. That can be due to illness, lack of exercise, neurological challenges or a diagnosed condition."
“What is it about birthdays—especially those that end in zero?” The anticipation of her sixtieth birthday motivated Becky Blue to delve into the magic and mystery of her own “more days.” Could she free herself from the world’s well-worn view of aging and instead embrace a fresh outlook, full of surprises and serendipity? Could she leave the worry and find the wonder?
Turning follows Blue as she sets sail on her own aging journey and challenges readers of all ages to follow in her wake. Drawing on the author’s faith and experience as a geriatric nurse, this conversational memoir encourages readers to blow out their birthday candles with positivity. Read it with a friend, with a book club, or with a pen and paper (or all of the above), and discover the secret to welcoming, rather than dreading, the turning of the years.