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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

    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 reflected on these life-changing interactions, we realized: no matter what compels us...

  • How Caregiving Affects Development: Psychological Implications for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Caregivers

    How Caregiving Affects Development: Psychological Implications for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Caregivers

    by Kim Shifren

    As recent advances in medicine contribute to people living longer and living with chronic illness in the home, the role of the family caregiver has become more common. Furthermore, due to varying family structures and living situations it is not always the parent or adult child who takes on the caregiver role. The traditional role of the adult caregiver increasingly falls on the shoulders of children, adolescents, and emerging adults. Also, in cases where parents are unable to take care of their children, grandparents take on the role of...

  • Kite of Life: From intergenerational conflict to intergenerational alliance

    Kite of Life: From intergenerational conflict to intergenerational alliance

    by David Denborough

    Intergenerational conflict brings with it significant challenges. And conflict can be especially complex in refugee and migrant communities, where old and young people alike have to negotiate the ways of the 'old' and 'new' countries. Sometimes, these challenges can lead to seemingly intractable and irresolvable differences. This publication introduces a new collective narrative methodology, the Kite of Life, which was developed during a project in St James Town, Canada's most densely populated community.

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