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    1. The 36-Hour Day : A Family Guide
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    2. How To Say It (R) to Seniors:
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    3. The Parent Care Conversation:
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    4. Buckets of Money: How to Retire
    5. Life & Death Planning for
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    6. How to Retire Happy, Wild, and
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    7. The New Retirement: The Ultimate
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    8. How to Care for Aging Parents
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    9. Reverse Aging
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    10. Retirement Places Rated: What
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    11. Alzheimer's Activities: Hundreds
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    12. The Licensing Exam Review Guide
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    13. Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing,
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    14. Another Country: Navigating the
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    15. Coping With Your Difficult Older
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    16. The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated
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    17. Too Young to Retire: An Off-The
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    18. The Joy of Not Working:A Book
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    19. The Power Years: A User's Guide
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    1. The 36-Hour Day : A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life
    by Warner Books
    Mass Market Paperback (01 April, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0446610410
    Sales Rank: 1689
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars a must read........
    this book is chock full of information on the realities of dealing with alzheimer's disease and other memory impairment disorders.it is clearly written and uses examples of real-time situations to highlight situations that can arise and suggestions on how to deal with them.highly recommend it for care providers and others in the lives of those with memory impairment disorders.required reading for adult children to gain an appreciation for the pressures on the care provider(s) for a parent.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The 36 Hour Day
    This is a really good book. I kept borrowing it from the library and kept getting fined for having it too long, so I thought I'd save myself time and trouble (and money, too) and buy it. I've come across alot of the same things that are mentioned in the book. This book is helpful to give the caregiver a different perspective on AD and it's nice to know that you're not alone in your struggles. It also reminds you that others have it worse than you do. I recommend this book for anyone who has elderly relatives, with the increased incidence of AD the chances are pretty good/bad that a relative will suffer from it. I think it's best to be prepared for the worst before it gets here. That way you'd have a start on what care would be required and how much you'll have to change your life to accomadate your aging relatives.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Every Caregiver Should Read This Book
    As the caregiver (daughter-in-law) of a 90 year old patient with dementia (vascular/multi-infact type), I found this book to be profoundly helpful in dealing with the day-to-day activities of caregiving.In short, I felt as if the authors had spent several weeks in our home and then written the book just for us!This is a MUST READ for any caregiver of a patient with Alzheimer's or other dementias. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Alzheimer's disease    2. Consumer Health    3. Diet / Health / Fitness    4. Diseases - Alzheimer's & Dementia    5. Eldercare    6. Family & Relationships    7. Family/Marriage    8. General    9. Home care    10. Patients    11. Senile dementia    12. Coping with illness    13. Diseases & disorders    14. Health & Fitness / General   


    2. How To Say It (R) to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders
    by Prentice Hall Press
    Paperback (07 September, 2004)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An Important Book for Caregives
    There are many books on how to care and plan for an elderly person, but this is one of the few designed to deal with the often delicate issue of communicating about those plans.This is an excellent book for anyone caring for seniors, either as a family member or in a professional capacity. I am a legal aid hotline attorney and own an online medical supply business. In both capacities I work with many seniors and those who care for them.This book fills in an important gap in the caregiving relationship.I strongly recommend it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars How to Say it to Seniors
    Very helpful and accessable information.Wish I'd learned about this years ago.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Humane, wise, practical...SUPERB
    It's shocking that this book is being marketed merely to professionals who must deal with the vagaries of the senior personality. It's simply the best book on the subject I've read.The author has a huge heart for seniors and those who work with them--professionals, certainly, but also neighbors, friends, children, grandchildren.
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    Subjects:  1. Adult children of aging parent    2. Adult children of aging parents    3. Aging - General    4. Attitudes    5. Communication    6. Family & Relationships    7. Family Relationships    8. Family/Marriage    9. Intergenerational communicatio    10. Intergenerational communication    11. Interpersonal Relations    12. Older people    13. Parenting - Parent & Adult Child    14. Psychology    15. United States    16. Self-Help / Aging   


    3. The Parent Care Conversation: Six Strategies for Dealing with the Emotional and Financial Challenges of AgingParents
    by Penguin (Non-Classics)
    Paperback (29 August, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0143037641
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    Subjects:  1. Adult children of aging parents    2. Aging - General    3. Aging parents    4. Care    5. Eldercare    6. Family & Relationships    7. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    8. Family/Marriage    9. Long-Term Care Of The Aged    10. Parenting - General    11. Parenting - Parent & Adult Child    12. Family & Relationships / Grandparenting   


    4. Buckets of Money: How to Retire in Comfort and Safety
    by John Wiley & Sons
    Hardcover (23 February, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0471478660
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent bookfor a more realistic approach towards savings and retirement.
    In some ways this book is like the other books out there: work hard, save money, let it compound. However, he does preach something that no other book I have read teaches. Most people say you save all your life and then you retire, and that is where they end their story. They focus on all the ways to save up enough money to retire and live off the interest. However, for most people that is impractical, and impossible for some. This book on the other hand gives you a good way to think about how to deal with your money in stages, and realize that retirement is not the end of your investing. Easy read, lots of good info, not too many stats to bog you down. Overall, very glad I read it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended to the informed and uninformed
    Recommended even to other CPA, financial planers, and insurance agents.Ray's personality shoots through the pages make it a "Fun" book to read.I can't believe I used the work fun, but it is appropriate.Helpful illustrations allow those negligent in retirement planning to understand the importance of "Bucketizing" (read the book).If you enjoy his radio show you will find the book beneficial as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
    I first became aware of Mr. Lucia and his "BrainTrust" (Rick Plum, Rob Butterfield, Jr., and John Dean) when his long-running (14 year) San Diego-based radio show went national and became syndicated with Business Talk Radio at the end of 2000; I thank the day I stumbled upon this sage.The show has become increasingly popular and now airs in around 60 markets.Once limited to the greater San Diego area, this show is now educating people all across the country.This book continues the process of finally bringing Ray Lucia to an even broader audience. Read more

    Subjects:  1. Aging - Retirement    2. Business & Economics    3. Consumer Finance    4. Decision making    5. Finance, Personal    6. Investments    7. Personal Finance    8. Personal Finance - Financial Planning    9. Personal Finance - General    10. Planning    11. Retirement Plans    12. Retirement income    13. Business & Economics / Personal Finance / General    14. Retirement   


    5. Life & Death Planning for Retirement Benefits
    by Ataxplan Publications
    Paperback (2006)

    Isbn: 0964944073
    Sales Rank: 194428
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    6. How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
    by Ten Speed Press
    Paperback (March, 2004)
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    Isbn: 1580085784
    Sales Rank: 3798
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Be aware of duplicate material
    This book is an entertaining read but there are large chunks of word by word identical passages with his other book "The Joy of Not Working". One book is a good read, reading both feels repetitive. Since this is the newer of the two, its the one I would recommend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book with Teeth
    Am working my way through this book ~ highly recommended!
    5-0 out of 5 stars The best!
    I purchased and borrowed several retirement guides in the months just prior to retiring.As I read the other books, I kept returning to How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free for the author's good, down to earth suggestions.Most of the other books focus on finances and second careers after retirement.While both of these subjects are important issues, they are not the only concerns you have as you prepare for that big step into the future.How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free covers it all.Those worries you may have about what to do after retiring -- this book has lots of great, affordable suggestions for you. Taking care of yourself, continued learning and travel are all addressed. You will not be a bored retiree.Also enjoyable are the readers' letters to the author that are interspersed throughout the book.Ernie Zelinski's upbeat book is highly recommended as you prepare for that next important chapter in your life.With this book in hand, you will be ready to enjoy your retirement years to their fullest! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Aging - Retirement    2. Consumer Finance    3. Early retirement    4. Gerontology    5. Leisure    6. Personal Finance - Retirement Planning    7. Retirement    8. Self-Help    9. Social Science    10. Sociology - General    11. Sociology Of Leisure   


    7. The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life
    by Rodale Books
    Paperback (07 July, 2004)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bought it, read it, loved it
    Comprehensive but specific, easy to read, full of good ideas, practical advice, and stories to illustrate points.A gem of a book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Retirement
    I felt compelled to submit this review after reading the comment about the book having too much info.Indeed, that is the exact thing I thought was best about the book - the authors obviously are very familiar with all that is our there on retirement and condensed (at almost 500 pages, it's hard to say "condensed"!)it into one excellent book. It has saved me both time and money. The websites, checksheets, and specific recommendations with honest appraisals of places to consider for relocation are invaluable. The chapters on finances and tax are also outstanding (I have a business background), and the info about psychology, health, working, and travel contribute to make it a comprehensive book.
    3-0 out of 5 stars The book is so comprehensive it's superficial

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    Subjects:  1. Aging    2. Aging - Retirement    3. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    4. Personal Finance - Retirement Planning    5. Planning    6. Retirement    7. Self-Help    8. United States    9. Reference / Personal & Practical Guides   


    8. How to Care for Aging Parents
    by Workman Publishing Company
    Paperback (15 October, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0761134263
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is a must have
    This book covers every topic you can imagine. Want to know what to do when your parent is driving, but should not be driving any more? This topic is covered, plus many many more.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Valerie
    An excellent resource.Each of the siblings now has a copy and TOGETHER we're dealing with the challenges aging brings.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to tough questions
    Virginia Morris' book "How to Care For Aging Parents" is the essential reference book for anyone who is or will be caring for the elderly. It is clearly written, carefully researched and thoroughly indexed to provide quick access to all questions. As a psychotherapist I keep this book close at hand to help unsnarl any issues with or about the aging population. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Aging - General    2. Aging parents    3. Care    4. Eldercare    5. Family & Relationships    6. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    7. Family relationships    8. Family/Marriage    9. Handbooks, manuals, etc    10. Parenting - Parent & Adult Child    11. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Aging    12. Family & Health    13. Family & Relationships / Eldercare   


    9. Reverse Aging
    by Jsp Publishing
    Paperback (March, 1991)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Tough language but few verifiable facts
    In a world desperate for health solutions, the uneducated masses flock to purported cures and aids that havenot met the tests of either scientific or medical validity.Alkaline water is one of those potholes that the unsuspecting customer encounters.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great review of the science behind alkaline diets
    This was one of the first books I picked up after reading Dr. Young's "The pH Miracle", which had left me with more questions than answers.
    4-0 out of 5 stars A very valuable book
    Forward-thinking health theorists stress the need for our bodies to be less acidic.Civilization and laziness have led most of us to detrimental eating habits, one result being acidic bodies.If you want to test your acidity all you need is ph testing paper from the health food store.Test your urine.Then try to get more alkaline.It isn't easy.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Family & Relationships / Aging    2. Family/Marriage    3. Gerontology    4. Health & Fitness / Holism    5. Medical / Alternative Medicine    6. Medical / Holistic Medicine    7. Self-Help / Aging    8. Sociology    9. Acid-base imbalances    10. Alternative Medicine    11. Diet / Health / Fitness    12. Health & Fitness    13. Health aspects    14. Holistic Medicine    15. Water   


    10. Retirement Places Rated: What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve, Sixth Edition
    by Frommers
    Paperback (27 August, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0764544381
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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A wealth of facts and figures for retirement wannabes
    In the growing field of books offering suggested places to live or retire, RETIREMENT PLACES RATED is one of the few to base its findings entirely on statistics rather than opinion. David Savageau, the author, has authored prior editions of this book as well as the popular PLACES RATED ALMANAC.Feeding into the statistics here come metrics on each of 203 locations from six specific areas:Ambiance (by which the author means largely historic charm and outdoor recreation), Costs of Living, Climate, Personal Safety, Services (availability of medical services, for example) and The Economy.We're also given a useful Appendix with Chamber of Commerce addresses, income-tax information, and the like.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Reader Beware!
    Save your valuable time and steer clear of this train wreck!Worse yet, you could be making the biggest mistake of your life if you make an important decision based on Retirement Places Rated.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Retirement Places Rated.David Savageau
    Apart from its main function as indicated in the title, the book provides a very good source of information about our Land.
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    Subjects:  1. Aging - Retirement    2. Gerontology    3. Housing (Economic Aspects)    4. Social Science    5. Sociology    6. Sociology - General    7. Travel - United States    8. United States - General    9. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY    10. Travel / General   


    11. Alzheimer's Activities: Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
    by Rayve Productions Inc
    Hardcover (01 June, 2001)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for care givers!
    In reviewing this book, I discovered it is an excellent resource not only for professional care providers, but for family members as well. There are very detailed examples of specific activities to do on a daily basis, and could be easily adapted for varying levels of dementia.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THIS BOOK.
    This book is brilliant......I am a RAO, and I use this book daily when I am doing documentation.....The appropiate words are jumping out for you to use and why you are doing the various activities to stimulate the elderly....as I have said it is just brilliant and a must to have....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Activities for both daily and special occasions
    Family and professional caregivers of Alzheimer's patients now have a unique and very book which can identify appropriate activities for various levels of Alzheimer patients. Almost 300 pages outlines the activities for both daily and special occasion celebrations, with tips on how to ask the patient for input, resource lists, caregivers' anecdotes, and more. Invaluable. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Allied Health Services - Occupational Therapy    2. Alzheimer's disease    3. Caregivers    4. Caregiving    5. Diet / Health / Fitness    6. Eldercare    7. General    8. Medical    9. Patients    10. Recreation    11. Rehabilitation   


    12. The Licensing Exam Review Guide in Nursing Home Administration: 1000 Test Questions in the National Examination Format on the Nab 2002-2007 Domains of Practice (4th Edition)
    by Springer Publishing Company
    Paperback (November, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0826159230
    Sales Rank: 52900
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Worthless
    One word-Worthless!!!!!!This book is about a lot of people's different theories on the nursing home industry, uses terms that my administrator had never even heard of, and basically, just makes no sense at all!And to boot, it cost me $50 with shipping.Do not waste your time even thinking about buying it...

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good but not great.
    Def. better than nothing but be sure to study everything and not just this book and the green administrators licensure book.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Much better than the green text book
    A valuable study guide indeed.I passed the NAB exam a few weeks ago....and this book was a huge help.......a wise investment.Also, for what it's worth.......I had a'lot of experience in LTC (Assistant Activity Director, etc.)....I was also a State Nursing Home surveyor for 4.5 years before starting my AIT........listen up: the NAB is the hardest exam I've ever taken in my entire life! It's the kind of test that'll bring you to tears......trust me on this......study like you've never studied before in your life!! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Administration    2. Examination Questions    3. Examinations, questions, etc    4. Health Care Delivery    5. Medical    6. Medical / Nursing    7. Nursing    8. Nursing - Management & Leadership    9. Nursing - Test Preparation & Review    10. Nursing Homes    11. Outlines, syllabi, etc    12. United States    13. organization & administration    14. Care of the elderly    15. Management & management techniques    16. Study guides, home study & revision notes   


    13. Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
    by Riverhead Trade
    Paperback (01 June, 2001)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    After being introduced for a lecture, Ram Dass eschewed the stairs and, from his front row seat, leapt up on to the stage--or tried to, anyway, but age and gravity brought him crashing back to earth. Like other baby boomers, Ram Dass has learned the hard way that aging is unkind to the body. But he has also learned that it can be an opportunity for growth. While others begin to devalue you, you can reconnect with the spiritual, grow into wisdom, and create value for yourself. In Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful
    This is a wondeful book for baby boomers.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Peek-A-Boo...I See You
    I remember when I first got into spirituality and metaphysics, I was so naive about certain things. I really thought that once a person begins to practice their True Self...their Inner Spirit...when they remember that they were a Soul with a body and not a body with a Soul...than they were automatically free from all things human; they were impervious to any thing from the sniffles to cancer to death. But the thing is, that no matter how "advanced" we are on the Spiritual Path, and I use that word with some hesitation, because there is no advancing on the Spiritual Path, we are already as Spiritual as we are ever going to be, the bottom line is that we are still in the world of form. This is where the words of Jesus ring so clear, "Be in the world, but not of it..." In other words, remember that no matter what may be going on in your world, you are still a Spiritual Being NO MATTER WHAT! 5-0 out of 5 stars Stroke Yoga And Beyond~Lessons In Living In The Present
    Could anyone other than Ram Dass bring such a light-hearted, unattached, almost whimsical approach to the subject of aging and the accompanying physical problems that go with it as we journey towards death. Ram Dass shares his personal journey of aging with us just as he has everything else in his life for almost half a century now. Though his body has changed with time he still maintains that infectious smile, those bright, mischevious eyes and a beguiling wit and wisdom that has so endeared him to a generation of seekers who still look to him not so much for answers, but to posit the questions we cannot quite grasp ourselves.
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    Subjects:  1. Aged    2. Aging    3. Aging - General    4. Gerontology    5. Psychological aspects    6. Psychology    7. Religion    8. Spirituality - General    9. Religion / Spirituality   


    14. Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders
    by Riverhead Trade
    Paperback (06 March, 2000)
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    Isbn: 1573227846
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading
    The author of the bestseller Reviving Ophelia this times takes us on a journey through the lives of our elders. Following the lead of Bernice Neugarten at the University of Chicago, she distinguishes between the "young-old" and the "old-old". This book focuses mainly on the later, telling the stories of people who are coping with loss and illness.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Another Country:Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders
    This book is written in a readable style that holds your interest.I bought it to help understand my elderly father who is suffering from dementia, but I found it told me a lot about myself and what I will want and need in the next 20 years.Mary Pipher's insightful and easy to understand.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another country: the tourist perspective
    Not being "old-old" myself, with both parents dead, I picked up this book out of curiosity.Piper does not mince words. She says at the outset, "Old age is not for sissies," and she goes on to describe life as an old person in a country designed for the young.It's an apt metaphor: the old learn a new language and a new terrain.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Aging - General    2. Aging parents    3. Care    4. Eldercare    5. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    6. Family relationships    7. General    8. Parenting - Parent & Adult Child    9. Psychology    10. United States    11. Elderly    12. Marriage, family & other relationships    13. Psychology & Psychiatry / General    14. Reading Group Guide   


    15. Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent : A Guide for Stressed-Out Children
    by Harper Paperbacks
    Paperback (01 February, 1999)
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    Isbn: 038079750X
    Sales Rank: 17762
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Would Give Even More Stars If I Could
    The information in this book is invaluable for anyone who has a difficult older parent.It takes you through a number of scenarios and then shows you how to better deal with those situations.Just reading this book and incorporating some of the suggestions has taken a huge weight off of my shoulders.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Book is a recap of material already out there
    The book really didn't offer much that I hadn't read many times over on relating to difficult people.
    5-0 out of 5 stars This book was a lifesaver
    Five years ago, I was struggling with the gut-wrenching dilemma of how to care for my widowed mother, who lived 5 hours from me and vacillated between smothering love and unmitigated rage. Her physical, financial and emotional deterioration and over dependence on me to be her savior were crippling.
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    Subjects:  1. Adult children of aging parent    2. Adult children of aging parents    3. Aging    4. Aging parents    5. Care    6. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    7. Family relationships    8. Family/Marriage    9. General    10. Parenting - General    11. Parenting - Parent & Adult Child    12. Psychology    13. Self-Help    14. United States    15. Self-Help / Aging   


    16. The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide for Caregivers, 2nd Edition
    by Care Trust Publications
    Paperback (April, 2002)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An Essential Handbook
    I am an Illinois legal aid attorney and owner of Southwest Medicals, an online medical supply and equipment business.If you are planning on providing home healthcare for a famiy member, you need this helpful book.The cost saving tips are especially useful. I also recommend the American Medical Association's Guide to Home Caregiving by Angela Perry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to read-full of tips
    This book was very easy to read and contained a lot of practical tips on a wide variety of subjects. I liked the tips on how to make items yourself, cutting costs on things like hair washing aids and for making your home safe and navigable. The simple illustrations make the instructions easy to follow and the abundance of listed resources for more information and support was a nice bonus.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Parkinson Report
    "...a masterful job of presenting the multiple aspects of caregiving in a format that is both comprehensive and reader-friendly. The important focus on physical aspects of giving care are missing from many other publications in this category." ... Read more

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    17. Too Young to Retire: An Off-The Road Map to the Rest of Your Life
    by Plume
    Paperback (27 April, 2004)
    list price: $13.00 -- our price: $10.40
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    Isbn: 0452285577
    Sales Rank: 16416
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for those entering their 3rd age or their retirement zone
    I found this book to be a concise, easy to read book about the joys and opportunities to be found in this stage of our life. Howard and Marika explore topics that a near and dear to us, that we must pay attention to if we wish to make this journey look like what we have always hoped for. Sometimes we all need a map to get us where we want to be!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Purpose-Filled Life
    The book, Too Young to Retire, as well as the Stone's web site and book study groups, is their effort to teach people how to live a life filled with purpose, rather than the emptiness of so many retirees' lives.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money and Skip This One
    Unless you are a far-left political idealist; "open-minded," as Mr. and Mrs. Stone say, their book offers little useful information for retirees. ... Read more

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    18. The Joy of Not Working:A Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked- 21st Century Edition
    by Ten Speed Press
    Paperback (October, 2003)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 1580085520
    Sales Rank: 7495
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars I would have preferred giving 3.5 stars...
    Since there's no option to give half stars, I opted to give Ernie the benefit of the doubt and go up one star.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The True Test of Character- Live Free or Die!
    The essence of this book is attitude adjustment. Most people tune out when they hear "attitude adjustment" because of the way that it usually misused in North American society. It is usually misused by managers that want you to accept a rotten situation and "adjust" to being an obedient and cheerful slave. When Zelinski uses it, he means that you need to realise that the situation is rotten and that you need to free your mind- and realise that there are options and you don't have to be a slave. It is all about realising that wage slavery isn't the norm, nor the only option. In fact, I realised that I probably would go farther than the author when it comes to taking chances. He states that short of certain death you should take the leap- I have come to believe that you cannot even take death into account. You need to say, live or die, I'm going to live free.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Good on yer, Ernie!
    Some books you lend to others;this one you don't. Keep it on your shelf as a ready antidote to what many of us chose as a normal lifestyle. Too much work, too much TV, too little exercise, too much junk. About 25 years ago, physical education students in an Australian university were warned to prepare for the future when people would have almost too much leisure time. Oops, what happened? Consumerism and "habitually striving for more and bigger stuff". On average, our standard of living is triple that of 1950 ... are we happy yet?
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    19. The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life
    by Wiley
    Hardcover (06 September, 2005)
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    Isbn: 047167494X
    Sales Rank: 3140
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars What to do with the rest of my life?
    Yes, I'm one of those baby-boomers contemplating moving into the "third-age" - when the kids have left the nest, the mortgage is paid off, the college accounts have been funded, the husband is semi-retired, but I'm still working, contributing the max to the 401K, and starting to wonder "what next"? No more ladders to climb career-wise, finally the time to think about pursuing hobbies, traveling and the freedom to "re-invent" myself. But, as what? I still haven't figured that out, but I'm sure it will evolve over time. The answers weren't laid out in the book, however, it definitely gave food for thought, and it is a good starting place for those contemplating such a life passage.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Spotlight On Boomer Retirement Issues
    I was given this book as a gift, and really didn't know what to expect. The book focuses on the issues facing baby boomers in all facets of their lives, and particularly stresses educational and volunteering opportunities, employment after retirement, and longer life expectancy issues, which of course in turn leads to a discussion of financial planning.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Wrong direction for the rest of your life
    This guy is totally out of touch with reality.He is trying to rewrite reality so that the we give HIM power through the money he hopes we will spend on his book.Don't make the mistake of buying this book and don't make the huge mistake of following what he writes.There is no need for power in life.Especially at our ages.We need peace and happiness.We can get this by a walk in the woods.Don't loose the rest of your life by running after happiness where it is not.Happiness is inside yourself, try to find it before looking elsewhere.It will not come from anywhere or anybody else.Get peace with yourself instead of creating chaos.
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    20. The Complete Eldercare Planner, Second Edition: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help
    by Three Rivers Press
    Paperback (25 April, 2000)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 0812932781
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    "The simple truth about elders is this: they want their lives to be validated, and they do not want to die alone," writes eldercare consultant Joy Loverde in her preface to the second edition of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Concrete Plan of Action
    "Am I doing the right thing?" Every adult child of a family member requiring eldercare asks this question. The Complete Eldercare Planner will help today's busy caregivers with medical, financial, and personal issues by condensing hours of research into a concrete plan of action. In one volume, readers will learn about emergency preparedness; how to tell when your elder needs help; talking about sensitive subjects; sharing the care; long-distance assistance; money and legal matters; health and wellness; insurance; housing; safety; transportation; maintaining quality of life; aging with a disability; death and dying; and more.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Overwhelming Help in a crisis time of need
    7-22-05-- Recently I found myself along with 3 other siblings and spouses thrust into new uncharted waters in a totally new season of our lives. Suddenly and without any training we were and continue to this day having to take care of my aging parents. I for one will freely admit that as a child I was never trained, prepared, nor exceptionally gifted to undertake such a task. It is just not the type of thing that you can ever really get to a line and say ready...set...go...and do it very well. Elderly health care in 2005 does not always afford us the luxury of any long preparation either emotionally or financially.
    5-0 out of 5 stars I needed two books to care for my mother in law
    My mother in law needs so much care and we had no clue on what to do. We bought this book and we bought the 36-Hour day. We are completely sure now that we are making the right choices because of the tips in both of these books. I recommmend this book highly. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Aging - General    2. Aging parents    3. Care    4. Caregivers    5. Eldercare    6. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    7. General    8. Home care    9. Life skills guides    10. Older people    11. Parenting - Parent & Adult Child    12. Planning    13. Self-Help    14. Sociology    15. United States    16. Family & Relationships / Health   


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