The Senior Cohousing Handbook

Titre : The Senior Cohousing Handbook
Auteur : Charles Durrett
Éditeur : New Society Publishers
ISBN-13 : 9781550924138
Libération : 2013-10-18

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How to make your senior years healthy, safe, social, and stimulating.

A Song Just for Me

Titre : A Song Just for Me
Auteur : Mary Kiki Wilcox
Éditeur : Daniel & Daniel Publishers
ISBN-13 : 1564745562
Libération : 2014

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These stories are based on Mary Kiki Wilcox's 12 years of volunteer work in the health center of her senior community, where she takes recorded music, on a CD player, to the residents in the Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities. They listen together, as a group, in their weekly "Mostly Music” sessions, or individually, in their rooms. She has a wide selection of music to share, ranging from classical to popular standards and show tunes. Her listeners talk-about whatever comes, whatever moves them. What Mary sees in the faces of her neighbors as they listen to the music, and what they choose to talk about, touch her deeply. These people become her friends.

Last Child in the Woods

Titre : Last Child in the Woods
Auteur : Richard Louv
Éditeur : Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781848877498
Libération : 2013-07-04

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This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Titre : The Sorrows of Young Werther
Auteur : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Éditeur : Mondial
ISBN-13 : 9781595690456
Libération : 2006-08

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"The Sorrows of young Werther is a loosely autobiographical novel first published in 1774. It was Goethe's first major success. The majority of the novel is presented as a collection of letters written by Werther, a young artist of a highly sensitive and passional temperment, and sent to his friend Wilhelm. Werther gives a very intimate account of his stay in the fictional village of Walheim where he meets and falls in love with Lotte, a beautiful girl who is taking care of her siblings following the death of their mother. Lotte is engaged to a man named Albert. Despite the pain it causes Werther he cultivates a friendship with both of them. Each day serves as a torturing reminder that Lotte will never be able to requite his love"--Page 4 of cover.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium Phosphorus Magnesium Vitamin D and Fluoride

Titre : Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium Phosphorus Magnesium Vitamin D and Fluoride
Auteur : Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes
Éditeur : National Academies Press
ISBN-13 : 9780309063500
Libération : 1999-09-17

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Since 1941, Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) has been recognized as the most authoritative source of information on nutrient levels for healthy people. Since publication of the 10th edition in 1989, there has been rising awareness of the impact of nutrition on chronic disease. In light of new research findings and a growing public focus on nutrition and health, the expert panel responsible for formulation RDAs reviewed and expanded its approach--the result: Dietary Reference Intakes. This new series of references greatly extends the scope and application of previous nutrient guidelines. For each nutrient the book presents what is known about how the nutrient functions in the human body, what the best method is to determine its requirements, which factors (caffeine or exercise, for example) may affect how it works, and how the nutrient may be related to chronic disease. The first volume of Dietary Reference Intakes includes calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D, and fluoride. The second book in the series presents information about thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, biotin, and choline. Based on analysis of nutrient metabolism in humans and data on intakes in the U.S. population, the committee recommends intakes for each age group--from the first days of life through childhood, sexual maturity, midlife, and the later years. Recommendations for pregnancy and lactation also are made, and the book identifies when intake of a nutrient may be too much. Representing a new paradigm for the nutrition community, Dietary Reference Intakes encompasses: Estimated Average Requirements (EARs). These are used to set Recommended Dietary Allowances. Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs). Intakes that meet the RDA are likely to meet the nutrient requirement of nearly all individuals in a life-stage and gender group. Adequate Intakes (AIs). These are used instead of RDAs when an EAR cannot be calculated. Both the RDA and the AI may be used as goals for individual intake. Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs). Intakes below the UL are unlikely to pose risks of adverse health effects in healthy people. This new framework encompasses both essential nutrients and other food components thought to pay a role in health, such as dietary fiber. It incorporates functional endpoints and examines the relationship between dose and response in determining adequacy and the hazards of excess intake for each nutrient.

Senior Cohousing

Titre : Senior Cohousing
Auteur : Charles Durrett
Éditeur : Ten Speed Press
ISBN-13 : 0945929307
Libération : 2005

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Senior cohousing is an entirely new way for seniors to house themselves with dignity, independence, safety, mutual concern, and fun.Developed with the residents themselves, senior cohousing combines the autonomy of private dwelling with the advantages of shared facilities and community living.Senior cohousing residents live among people with whom they share a common bond of age, experience, and community -a community they themselves built to specifically meet their own needs.Providing a proven, phase-by-phase methodology for creating senior cohousing and an inside look at existing senior cohousing communities -the people, the places - this comprehensive book is for seniors, housing professionals, designers, and anyone seeking appropriate housing alternatives for today's dynamic seniors.Take a moment. Browse through this book. Visit the communities and meet the people who have made the conscious choice to take control of their lives, to live by living independently through community.

Global Health and Global Aging

Titre : Global Health and Global Aging
Auteur : Mary Robinson
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 0470175834
Libération : 2007-09-24

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The book covers the fundamentals of global aging and health and provides real-world models from countries and regions that offer the best practices in current approaches. Global Health and Global Aging presents information about leadership and governance challenges as well as insights about aging in different cultures and countries in all regions of the world.

How to Succeed with Women Revised and Updated

Titre : How to Succeed with Women Revised and Updated
Auteur : Ron Louis
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 1440662118
Libération : 2009-01-06

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The bestselling guide to being a ladies? man?revised and updated. Providing clear, no-nonsense solutions for many difficult dating/relationship problems, this is an invaluable guide for any man who?s been stymied by the ?rules? of the dating game. Intended for single or divorced men, it delivers specific, detailed advice on how and where to meet women, how to talk to them, how to ask a woman out, how to prepare for a date and keep the conversation flowing. It explains how to be a success romantically, revealing the five keys and five blocks to intimacy that can keep a relationship going or derail it completely. Readers will also learn how to know if she?s the one?and know when it?s over.

Alzheimer s from the Inside Out

Titre : Alzheimer s from the Inside Out
Auteur : Richard Taylor
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : PSU:000059189442
Libération : 2007

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Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease profoundly alters lives and creates endless uncertainty about the future. How does a person cope with such a life changing discovery? What are the hopes and fears of someone living with this disease? How does he want to be treated? How does he feel as the disease alters his brain, his relationships, and ultimately himself? The author provides illuminating responses to these and many other questions in this collection of provocative essays. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at age 61, the former psychologist courageously shares an account of his slow transformation and deterioration and the growing division between his world and the world of others. With poignant clarity, candor, and even occasional humor, more than 80 brief essays address difficult issues faced by those with Alzheimer's disease, including the loss of independence and personhood, unwanted personality shifts, communication difficulties, changes in relationships with loved ones and friends, the declining ability to perform familiar tasks. This exploration into the world of individuals with Alzheimer's disease is for anyone affected personally or professionally by the devastating disease. Individuals with early stage Alzheimer's disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by his revealing words, gaining a better understanding of an unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.

David Boring

Titre : David Boring
Auteur : Daniel Clowes
Éditeur : Pantheon
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015057626635
Libération : 2000

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Obsessed with the drawing of a woman that he has clipped from a magazine, nineteen-year-old David Boring finds his life beginning to unravel when he comes face to the face with the object of his fascination, in an intriguing graphic novel by one of that nation's premier underground cartoonists. 25,000 first printing.