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Par Betty Friedan. 1993
Three decades after "The feminine mystique" changed the public's views on women, Friedan takes a similar approach to aging. She…makes an appeal for the idea that aging does not have to become a state of decline, rather that it is possible to continue to change and to grow as a person at any age. 1993.
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 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.
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 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 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.
Par Paule Des Rivières, Raynald Petit. 2016
Par Blossom T Wigdor. 1985
Par Philip Roth. 1992
Ce récit, écrit à la première personne, raconte la lente maladie du père de l'auteur âgé de quatre-vingt-six ans, sa…lutte obstinée pour vaincre la tumeur au cerveau qui finira par l'emporter. Dans ce combat contre le drame de la vieillesse, le fils guide et assiste le père jusqu'à s'identifier à lui. 1992. Titre uniforme: Patrimony : a true story.
Par Merrily Weisbord. 1991
Par Helen Hayes, Marion Glasserow Gladney. 1984