The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose explores a titanic shift that will alter every aspect of human existence, from the jobs we hold to the products we buy to the medical care we receive- an aging revolution underway across America and the world. Moving beyond the stereotypes of dependency and decline that have defined older age, The Upside of Aging reveals the vast opportunity and potential of this aging phenomenon, despite significant policyand societal challenges that must be addressed. The book’s chapter authors, all prominent thought-leaders, point to are invention and reimagination of our older years that have critical implications for people of all ages.
With a positive call to action, the book illuminates the upside for health and wellness, work and volunteerism, economic growth,innovation and education. The authors, like the baby boomgeneration itself, posit new ways of thinking about aging, as longevity and declining birthrates put the world on track for a mature population of unprecedented size and significance. Among topics they examine are:The emotional intelligence and qualities of the aging brain that science is uncovering, “senior moments”notwithstanding.The new worlds of genomics, medicine and technology that are revolutionizing health care and wellness.The aging population’s massive impact on global markets,with enormous profit potential from an explosion in products and services geared toward mature consumers.New education paradigms to meet the needs and aspirations of older people, and to capitalize on their talents.The benefits that aging workers and entrepreneurs bring to companies, and the crucial role of older people in philanthropy and society.Tools and policies to facilitate financial security for longer and more purposeful lives.Infrastructure and housing changes to create livable cities for all ages, enabling “aging in place” and continuing civic contribution from millions of older adults. The opportunities and potential for inter-generational engagement and collaboration.The Upside of Aging defines a future that differs profoundly from the retirement dreams of our parents and grandparents, one that holds promise and power and bears the stamp of a generation that has changed every stage of life through which it has moved..http://linksynergy.walmart.com/link?id=w2VGpneWfTE&offerid=223073.32723503&type=2&murl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FThe-Upside-of-Aging-How-Long-Life-Is-Changing-the-World-of-Health-Work-Innovation-Policy-and-Purpose%2F32723503 .
This book candidly discusses the challenges of living with the personality and behavior changes brain cancer brings, and offers practical tools to make the journey easier. Joni Aldrich and Neysa Peterson have each cared for a spouse with a brain illness. They have combined their insights in this practical, straight-talking guide. Readers will learn: symptoms a brain cancer patient may experience; how to create and maintain a warm, comfortable and safe environment; methods to use if communication becomes an issue; how to deal with changes in personality, behavior, and emotions, including loss of social inhibition skills; how to handle issues related to changes in memory and the resulting confusion; how to work through indifference, sadness, and depression towards some peace; how to cope with self-destructive behavior-safety is your number one concern; how to have end-of-life discussions and fulfill final wishes. When a family member or friend is diagnosed with cancer, life as you know it has ended. Not only must you face the chaos of doctors' visits, exhausting treatments, and sleepless nights, you must try to savor every precious moment with your loved one. When the diagnosis is brain cancer, you must endure all this plus one more challenge: the person you love may look the same, and sound the same-but he or she is not the same. His or her personality may change in extreme ways. A kind and loving person may become angry and say hurtful things. A warm, upbeat person may withdraw or behave in self-destructive ways. The essence of your loved one can disappear, even as he or she continues to live. With the tools in this book, you can continue to love and be loved during this difficult crisis. "The last weeks of Gordon's life were spent with someone that I barely knew and didn't know how to approach. It took me two years of counseling to get through the scars. It didn't have to be that way for me. And it certainly doesn't have to be that way for you." ~Joni Aldrich https://amzn.to/2kWoT0p
BRAIN WELLNESS Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. And in this eye-opening book from an author who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, we learn what should be on our menu.
Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations for a complete food plan, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including why that paleo diet you are following may not be ideal, why avoiding gluten may be a terrible mistake, and how simply getting enough water can dramatically improve alertness.
Including comprehensive lists of what to eat and what to avoid, a detailed quiz that will tell you where you are on the brain health spectrum, and 24 mouth-watering brain-boosting recipes that grow out of Dr. Mosconi's own childhood in Italy, Brain Food gives us the ultimate plan for a healthy brain. Brain Food will appeal to anyone looking to improve memory, prevent cognitive decline, eliminate brain fog, lift depression, or just sharpen their edge. https://amzn.to/2JrJ4On
CANCER In CANCER CAN BE KILLED Jeff Witzeman goes on a quest to find out why his wife was cured of her cancer in 30 days, naturally, in Germany, after American doctors wanted to pull an organ out, chemo and radiate her, and basically send her off to die. What he found will change cancer treatment forever. https://amzn.to/2LARrrK .
Fighting Cancer 20 Different Ways Cancer is an enemy that must be fought. When you read this book, you will discover that you have more power than you think to defeat cancer. You and your loved ones are not powerless over cancer. Dr. Francisco Contreras has dedicated twenty-two years sharing this message with thousands of cancer patients, offers practical and empowering scientific information that will give you hope.
In Fighting Cancer 20 Different Ways, Contreras and Daniels Kennedy, who has more than a decade of experience counseling cancer patients, explain twenty specific things you can do to lower your risk of getting cancer or improve your change of surviving the disease.
Let's always remember that people we know may be suffering from serious mental health issues, including the rich and famous. Anthony Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61. CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on June 8, 2018 and said the cause of death was suicide. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html
ROTATOR CUFF Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff is a complete program to prevent and rehabilitate rotator cuff injuries for athletes and non-athletes alike. In less than 100 pages, readers will learn precisely how the rotator cuff works, what can go wrong with it, and then are guided step-by-step through an evidence-based program taking literally minutes a day to do. https://amzn.to/2MI29Ov
From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted.
Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers's beloved son Kevin--spirited, endearing, and gifted--who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, who is also schizophrenic.
A blend of history, biography, memoir, and current affairs ending with a consideration of where we might go from here, this is a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood. https://amzn.to/2JEf6KA
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