Description : "Bestselling author and psychologist Michael Gurian, who's guided readers through the world of raising children, turns his attention to aging in this comprehensive, holistic look at the emotional, spiritual, and physical dimensions of life after 50, showing how the reader can learn to embrace and celebrate life as they age"--
Description : The Official Anti-Aging Revolution Teaches You How to Live Longer, Healthier, and Happier....This book will give you a clear understanding of the biological processes involved in aging, the ten key body systems where decline first begins, and the culprits largely responsible for tripping the clock: vitamin and mineral deficiencies and diminishing hormone levels. Learn how to weigh the pros and cons of hormone therapy, naturally stimulate your hormone production, replenish your nutrient stores, strengthen your immune system, nourish your body, burn fat and build lean muscle, revitalize in your sleep, combat skin aging, and maintain a youthful mind and spirit. Featuring The Official A4M Longevity Test to identify how old or young you really are, and the personal life extension programs of more than two dozen anti-aging specialists, The Official Anti-Aging Revolution is the essential resource for anyone who wants to learn how their bodies work, how they age, and what they can do about it. Ronald Klatz, MD, DO is a long-time scientific pioneer and innovator. Dr. Klatz originated the term ''anti-aging'' and has been recognized as the ''Guru of anti-aging'' by Business Week.
Description : With a twinkle in her eye, the author says she doesn't personally "know anything about aging." That's why she had to interview as many people as possible who do know about this very important "third stage of life"! Their stories are both fascinating and unique and offer a wide variety of attitudes toward the perks and possibilities of aging as well as insights and options for dealing with its challenges. The author adds her own humorous stories and observations throughout to help seniors appreciate and celebrate life with heavy doses of both laughter and prayer.
Description : Aging and Broke By: Emmett E. Kennedy Joe stepped away from his greedy wife a few years ago, leaving behind an unhappy marriage and plenty of money. After drifting here and there as he reaches his fifties, he finds himself in Iowa working as a construction laborer, living in a small apartment, and barely making ends meet. Joe becomes a regular in a neighborhood diner where he met the pretty waitress, Kathy, and her equally pretty sister, Myra. Joe doesn’t know that connecting with Myra will put him in danger. But Myra’s ex-husband is obsessive, powerful, and relentless. Joe is beaten, left for dead, shot, and hospitalized, but with all that, he begins to realize true love and contentment.
Description : Aging and dying are inevitable. However, coming to terms with this truth can be difficult, especially in the modern context with an excessive dependence and faith in biomedicine. Advances in biomedicine and life-prolongation strategies along with changes in social-cultural structures pose a different kind of predicament - the percentage of aging population is on the rise and, at the same time, traditional strategies for taking care of the elderly and their problems are being replaced by more impersonal state-driven methods. India, with its large population, poor biomedical facilities for the average person and widespread poverty, yet fast changing attitudes towards family and the aged, faces a great crisis today. The collection of essays in this volume addresses different aspects of this issue. The first section is both philosophical and prescriptive. It explores our rich religious and philosophical tradition to probe the very concepts of life and death and then suggests strategies - age old and time-tested - for coping with the inevitability of aging and dying. Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic perspectives on aging, dying, euthanasia and related concepts are explored and coping strategies suggested. The second section deals with socio-ethical issues related to aging and dying in the Indian context, in light of the existing state of affairs and possible directions for the future. The third and final section looks at the most pressing problems that confront both Indian society and medicine - end-of-life care.
Description : As we confront our own mortality, we might ask, "What has my long life meant and how have the years shaped me?" or "How long must I suffer?" Such questions reflect time-consciousness, the focus of this classic volume. The authors, from diverse disciplines in gerontology, act as guides in the exploration of the realms of time in later life and their meanings. As they examine how the study of time can give new meanings to aging, they also consider the religious and spiritual questions raised when human beings consider the temporal boundaries of life. This volume honors Melvin Kimble's contributions to gerontology and represents a new direction in the study of religion, spirituality, and aging.
Description : The proportion of elderly people continues to increase in the western world-nearly a quarter of the population will be over 65 years by the year 2050. Since aging is accompanied by an increase in diseases and by a deterioration in well-being, finding solutions to these social, medical and psychological problems is necessarily a major goal for society. Scientists and medical practitioners are therefore faced with the urgent task of increasing basic knowledge of the biological processes that cause aging. More resources must be put into this research in order to achieve better understanding of the cellular mechanisms that underlie the differences in life span between species and to answer the difficult questions of why some individuals age more quickly than others, and why some develop liver problems, some have heart problems, and others brain problems. The results of such a wide program of research will provide important information about the causes of many life-threatening and/ or debilitating diseases of old age; it will help find ways to prevent some of the ailments that result from aging, and it may well lead to discoveries enabling the prolongation of human life.
Description : This volume explores the strengths and opportunities of old age as these are manifested by the accomplishments of aging artists, late artistic works, and elderly arts audiences. It critically examines the psychology of creativity, cognitive development, and gerontology, and will be of interest to a wide range of professionals and students in these fields.
Description : The preparation of Aging, Immunity, and Infection has been a "labor of labor. " When we began, there existed a huge literature-but manage able, we thought, given our years of experience in the area often referred to as immunogerontology. However, in the time that we have been at work, the new relevant literature has increased at a prodigious rate. The more we read and tried to assimilate, the farther we fell behind. In order to have any hope of completing a book on this rapidly evolving topic, we have been forced to become increasingly selective in covering new and re cent publications. We dare to hope that many read ers will find the book useful and only a few will dweIl on the inevitable inadequacies. We consider the book a work in progress, and welcome suggestions for future editions. Five chapters cover several aspects of infection and the decline of immunity with age. The first chapter "Human Aging: Present and Future," is devoted to demographics and theories of senescence. Chap ter 2 outlines the gradual breakdown of resistance to infection in the aged individual. Chapters 3 and 4 cover changes in innate and acquired immunity. The final chapter, "Nutrition, Longevity, and Integrity of the Immune System," discusses such provocative ideas as life-span exten sion and nutritional intervention for the delay of immunosenescence.
Description : Aging Successfully offers suggestions for greater satisfaction and happiness for people over age fifty. It raises spiritual and emotional issues such as how to deal with depression and gives specific action steps. This book is packed full of practical help; it is a road map for aging, especially during economically challenging days. This practical, easy-to-read book provides wisdom and time-tested counsel for a happy and highly productive second half of life. When Dave Gallagher was considering retirement, he wanted help with financial planning and retirement living options, so he began compiling resources. Dr. Gallagher combines the information he gained with principles that he gained in working with hundreds of people over the years, and compiled them into this book. The principles come from personal experience, research, and helping people age successfully. The author draws from his experience of ten years as senior pastor in an age-restricted community designed to reach people over age fifty.