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Par Miroslava Lhotsky, Peggy Edwards, Judy Turner. 1999
Provides information and practical advice on such topics as: the male and female menopause; how to make a decision about…hormone replacement therapy; alternative health care; preventing heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis; prostate health and impotence; healthy relationships and sex in midlife; weight control, exercise, and healthy eating; handling midlife stress. Some descriptions of sex. 1999.
Par George Bowering, Jean Baird. 2009
When Jean Baird's daughter, Bronwyn, died suddenly, Jean's instinct was to turn to books. Although she found that the thoughts…of counsellors, psychologists, and self-help gurus were some help, the works that truly did were by literary writers, largely from the UK and the US. Jean and her husband George Bowering found little from Canadian writers on the subject, and this anthology of original pieces attempts to fill that gap. c2009.
Par Aaron Alterra. 2007
Alterra made the decision to become the primary caregiver for his wife once she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He soon…discovered that life with an Alzheimer's patient is an ever-changing series of challenges - for instance, his wife lost her ability to walk but not to dance, so husband and wife dance from bed to chair or room to room. He covers the search for understanding, the hallucinations, mood changes, loss of mental and physical functioning, and unpredictable nature of the disease. 2007, first published 1999.
Par Germaine Greer. 1991
Drawing on anthropological, medical, historical, and literary sources, Germaine Greer passionately argues that "the change" need not be a dreaded…tragedy, but rather, a spiritual liberation of women. Among her arguments, she questions estrogen replacement therapy, and goes on to propose a new "art" of aging through menopause. 1991.
Par Marc Freedman. 2011
Freedman seeks to alleviate much of the hand-wringing surrounding the aging baby boomer generation. Freedman hopes that by providing guidance,…training, education and support to the millions entering the 60 to 80-year-old life phase, a windfall of surprising and innovative solutions to many growing issues will be the result. 2011.
The art of dying: how to leave this world with dignity and grace, at peace with yourself and your loved ones
Par Patricia Weenolsen. 1996
A guide to help people facing death make the best of their remaining days and cope with practical and psychological…concerns. Includes advice on preparation and planning, retaining and relinquishing control, and making the gradual transformation from a physical to a spiritual existence. 1996.
Par Abigail Carter. 2008
When Abigail Carter realized that her husband, killed on 9/11, wasn't coming home, she began to grieve, basing her process…on alchemy. First was blackening, which strips down lead to its original alloys and corresponded to her initial phase of disorienting grief. Then the whitening stage, which purifies the metal, was when new routines took hold and she started feeling as though she might make it, and lastly came reddening, when the base metal turns to pure gold, which corresponded to Carter's own enlightenment. Some descriptions of sex. 2008.
Secrets of becoming a late bloomer: extraordinary ordinary people on the art of staying creative, alive, and aware in mid-life and beyond
Par Connie Goldman, Richard Mahler. 1995
The authors describe a late bloomer as anyone who defies the notion that his or her best years are over…and who responds to the later stages of life not as a crisis but as a quest. They relate the "secrets" of older people who took the initiative to make positive choices for their lives. 1995.
Par Diana Athill. 2009
Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs. Now aged ninety, and freed from…any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taught her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation. 2009.
Par Edith S McCall. 1994
Believing that life is a gift of endless possibilities, eighty-something writer McCall urges others not to drop out of the…dance of life just because they live alone in their later years. Using her own life as an example, McCall describes the adventures she has had since her divorce in the 1960s and the help she received from God. Included is a list of recreational resources. 1994.
Par Leah Cohen. 1984
After a lifetime as home-makers and wage earners, most older women end up poor and alone. This book looks at…the causes and workings of the prejudice endured by women as they age. 1984.
Par Beth Powning. 2005
Like many young women, Beth Powning faced decisions of whether and when to start a family. At age twenty-four she…became pregnant, but eleven days past her due date, she delivered a perfect, stillborn son. In this exploration of motherhood and loss, we're taken on a powerful journey into the heart of grief and renewal. National Bestseller. 2005.
Par Roger Rosenblat. 2000
Rosenblat believes most people worry needlessly about things that aren't important, thereby taking years off their lives. Rosenblat gives advice…on how to keep things in perspective and live life to the fullest in 54 humorous pieces. 2000.
Retirement guide for Canadians: an overall plan for a comfortable future (Self-counsel retirement series)
Par Henry S Hunnisett. 1993
A guide for Canadians who are at or nearing the retirement stage of life. The author, having experienced many of…the problems and disappointments encountered by many retirees, attempts to answer the key questions people may have about how to plan for a fulfilling and financially stable retirement. 1993.
Par Stephen Gadsden. 1999
One in five Canadian seniors lives below the poverty line. Here a financial planner shares tips on how to avoid…this fate. Gadsden discusses how to calculate how much money you'll need to save, the six keys to retirement wealth, how to organize your finances as retirement approaches, and strategies for generating the largest retirement nest egg possible. Also included are case studies, sample forms, and checklists to help you get started on your way to retiring rich.
Par Rob Buckman, Ruth Major Lapierre. 1989
Cet ouvrage rédigé à l'intention des amis et des membres de la famille d'un mourant, aborde clairement et franchement nombres…des inquiétudes susceptibles de les troubler. Le docteur Buckman explique comment parler au mourant et comment l'écouter avec sensibilité. 1989. Titre uniforme: I don't know what to say.
Par Rosemary Altea. 1998
Spiritual medium Altea takes the reader farther along the path of her personal cosmology. She explains how the living affect…the dead's happiness and well-being, discusses reincarnation, and whether souls heal emotionally and spiritually after death. Provides dozens of stories about the lives and deaths of real people, and shares the insights and processes that helped heal her own wounds. Sequel to "The eagle and the rose". Some descriptions of violence. 1998.
Par Royda Crose. 1998
Malgré les progrès de la médecine, les hommes meurent en moyenne sept ou huit ans avant les femmes. Cette espérance…de vie limitée s'explique-t-elle par la biologie? D'après l'auteure, il s'agit surtout d'une question d'adaptation. Elle constate que les femmes surmontent plus facilement les crises de la vie, qu'elles savent créer des liens affectifs durables et se montrer à la fois flexibles et résistantes. Cette capacité d'adaptation les aide à vieillir plus sereinement et, semble-t-il, à vivre plus longtemps. 1998.