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  • Age Of Adventure

    Age Of Adventure

    by Innovative Resources

    The Strengths of Active Ageing  Active aging is a positive part of the life cycle. Age of Adventure seeks to emphasise the creative, relational and fun aspects of the ‘later years’, and acknowledge that ‘life isn’t over until it’s over.’ Age of Adventure features 50 full-colour photographic images to challenge stereotypes of ‘the elderly’, enhance life-direction, reinforce positive aspects – such as gained wisdom – and validate older people’s choices. There are images to make you laugh, reflect, celebrate, and acknowledge our communities in all their diversity. Older and...

  • Care of Older Adults: A Strengths-Based Approach

    Care of Older Adults: A Strengths-Based Approach

    by Wendy Moyle

    Care of Older Adults is a comprehensive introduction to aged care for the nursing profession in clinical practice. By taking a strengths-based approach, the book encourages practice with a focus on individuals' potential and capacities rather than their limits. Theories of ageing are linked with the older individual's strengths to ensure the text is well framed from an evidence base, as well as a clinical orientation. The book presents the topic from a healthy ageing perspective through to chronic illness, frailty and end of life. Each chapter includes discussion and...

  • Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family 2ed

    Grandparents as Parents: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family 2ed

    by S de Toledo & D Edler Brown

    If you're among the millions of grandparents raising grandchildren today, you need information, support, and practical guidance you can count on to keep your family strong. This is the book for you. Learn effective strategies to help you cope with the stresses of parenting the second time around, care for vulnerable grandkids and set boundaries with their often-troubled parents, and navigate the maze of government aid, court proceedings, and special education. Wise, honest, moving stories show how numerous other grandparents are surviving and thriving in their new roles. Updated throughout,...

  • Healing Conversations Now: Enhance Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones

    Healing Conversations Now: Enhance Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones

    by Joan Chadbourne & Toney Silber

    *No refund on this item - Was $43.00* *Reduced by 20% - Now $34.40* We might be drawn to initiate Healing Conversations for a variety of reasons: Tony recognized the time was now if he was going to know his mom as a whole person before she died of small-cell lung cancer. Crisis compelled Joan to have more meaningful and powerfully intimate conversations with each of her parents before they died. Those interactions moved her to begin years of on-going conversations with her elder aunts. They continue today.  As we...

  • Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

    Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing

    by Vidyamala Burch, Danny Penman

    Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers such as Tramadol and codeine. A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrated that it is more effective than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety,...

  • Our Ageing Brain: How our mental capacities develop as we grow older

    Our Ageing Brain: How our mental capacities develop as we grow older

    by Aleman Andr

    *No refund on this item: Was: $28.99* *Reduced by 15% - Now $24.60* An international bestseller delivering good news on brain function and ageing. We all worry occasionally that our brains — particularly our memories — just don't work as well as they used to. In this illuminating book, internationally acclaimed Dutch neuroscientist André Aleman shows that though the decline in our mental capacities begins earlier than we think, this is not such a bad thing. In fact, older people are more resistant to the effects of stress, cope better...

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