Aging with Grace

What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives

Author: David Snowdon

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307481238

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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In 1986 Dr. David Snowdon, one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease, embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging—and ultimately living. Dubbed the “Nun Study” because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project has made headlines worldwide with its provocative discoveries. Yet Aging with Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and science book. It is the inspiring human story of these remarkable women—ranging in age from 74 to 106—whose dedication to serving others may help all of us live longer and healthier lives. Totally accessible, with fascinating portraits of the nuns and the scientists who study them, Aging with Grace also offers a wealth of practical findings: • Why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer’s • Which ordinary foods promote longevity and healthy brain function • Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer’s • What role heredity plays, and why it’s never too late to start an exercise program • How attitude, faith, and community can add years to our lives A prescription for hope, Aging with Grace shows that old age doesn’t have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor—a time of true grace. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Aging with Grace

What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives

Author: David Snowdon

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307481239

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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In 1986 Dr. David Snowdon, one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease, embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging—and ultimately living. Dubbed the “Nun Study” because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project has made headlines worldwide with its provocative discoveries. Yet Aging with Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and science book. It is the inspiring human story of these remarkable women—ranging in age from 74 to 106—whose dedication to serving others may help all of us live longer and healthier lives. Totally accessible, with fascinating portraits of the nuns and the scientists who study them, Aging with Grace also offers a wealth of practical findings: • Why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer’s • Which ordinary foods promote longevity and healthy brain function • Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer’s • What role heredity plays, and why it’s never too late to start an exercise program • How attitude, faith, and community can add years to our lives A prescription for hope, Aging with Grace shows that old age doesn’t have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor—a time of true grace. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Aging with Grace

The Nun Study and the Science of Old Age, How We Can All Live Longer, Healthier and More Vital Lives

Author: David Snowdon

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1841152927

Category: Aging

Page: 242

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This text reveals research that has transformed scientists' understanding of healthy aging and shows what everyone can do to help prevent Alzheimer's disease. One of the world's leading experts on Alzheimer's disease, David Snowdon, is the director of the Nun Study, a long term research project involving 678 nuns.

Aging with Grace

Reflections That Revive Women

Author: Stephannie E. R. Solomon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477285059

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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Aging With Grace is designed to revive girls and women who desire to grow gracefully in the Lord. Stephannie E. R. Solomon dares to share what many Christian women discuss and want to hear more about as they follow Christ. Sex, parenting, the other woman, self-image, forgiveness, freedom, and victory are some of the topics showcased in Aging With Grace. Every reflection reveals that the grace of God is at work in the lives of female Christians as they sojourn on Earth. Sandwiched between the covers are compelling, challenging, conversational, and contemporized chapters that are introduced by eye catching and inter-generational titles. Surely Aging With Grace: Reflections That Revive Women is another gift and tool that is sure to be a blessing to the Body of Christ.

The Art of Growing Old

Aging with Grace

Author: Marie De Hennezel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410449023

Category: Psychology

Page: 311

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Offers advice for positively living with the aging process through anecdotes and examples from the author's work with the elderly, counseling readers to face up to the real problems of aging in order to remain youthful in spirit.

Ripening Time

Inside Stories for Aging with Grace

Author: Sherry Ruth Anderson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780999623

Category: Self-Help

Page: 173

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In Ripening Time: Inside Stories for Aging with Grace, Sherry Ruth Anderson presents a new perspective on aging. In her latest book, the bestselling author of The Feminine Face of God and The Cultural Creatives invites the reader to engage the aging process through the art of inner inquiry. She guides us beyond our culture's mind traps through stories where elders face into the lies, the losses and endings, the tender and bittersweet and ferocious truths of growing old. Giving us an indispensable compass, she shows how growing into old age can be a fruition, the genuine grace and gift of human ripening.

A Tale of Two Biddies

A New Wrinkle on Aging with Grace

Author: Vicki Kuyper

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 142455053X

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Aging is a gift—a privilege best enjoyed with open arms and a grateful heart. Meet Kitty and Mardel, also affectionately known as St. Katherine and the Dragon Lady. Through a good dose of humor and some hard-earned insight, A Tale of Two Biddies tells the entertaining story of the two women who inspired this book. One was kind, tender-hearted, and humble; the other was critical, pessimistic, self-centered, and sharp-tongued. As these women aged and their inhibitions fell away, the true character of their hearts became increasingly evident to those around them. For better and for worse. In this book Vicki Kuyper explores the issues women face as they age and encourages them to make the most of the latter seasons of their lives. We can’t control the aging process, but we can choose how we’ll face each day, ultimately shaping our hearts and who we become. We grow old in the blink of an eye. Growing up takes considerably longer. That means there’s no better time than right now to reevaluate our habits, our faith, and our future. We can choose what draws us closer to God and closer to being the amazing women God created us to be. That’s life at its finest.

Aging with Grace

Making Peace with Your Day!

Author: Greg ryan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511640428

Category:

Page: 192

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Greg gives a brilliant and even personal at times to live with persistent Faith, personal Forgiveness and peaceful Freedom. Inspiring and thought provoking this book keeps readers contemplating what the true joys of life are. What's the price for confidence? If a healthy lifestyle through daily exercise gave you not only physical longevity, but mental fortitude what would that be worth to you?

Serenity

Aging with Dignity, Living with Grace

Author: David Brady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682613259

Category: Self-Help

Page: 174

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How do you find ways to cope, stay happy, be productive, and find a purpose when you’re facing emotional or financial issue during the later stages of life? In his new book, Serenity: Aging with Dignity, Living with Grace, award-winning film and television producer David Brady, chronicles his life-altering experience of surviving a catastrophic brain injury, the result of which, would have left others permanently incapacitated. He is no quitter and in this compelling and honest account of his harrowing experience, he will guide readers through the stages and steps he had to take to overcome obstacles and find peace of mind, prosperity, and real happiness in the second half of life.

The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting

A French Recipe for a Long Life, Well-Lived

Author: Marie De Hennezel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525503781

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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A breakout bestseller in France and the U.K. and a transformative guide to growing older with confidence, courage, and even optimism How should we accept aging? It’s inevitable, and yet in Western society the very subject of growing older is shrouded in anxiety and shame. Aging brings us face to face with our sacred and our mundane, our imperfections and our failures. Here internationally renowned clinical psychologist and bestselling French author Marie de Hennezel shows us how to see the later stages of life through a prism that celebrates our accomplishments and gives us fulfillment in our present. Combining personal anecdotes with psychological theory, philosophy, and eye-opening scientific research from around the world, this thought-provoking and refreshing book provides a brave and uplifting meditation on our later years as they should be lived.

The Grace in Aging

Awaken as You Grow Older

Author: Kathleen Dowling Singh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614291500

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth. Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold -- transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace. Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines vast and complex teachings into skillful means and wise views. Straightforward language and piercing questions bring Singh's teachings into the sharp focus of our own lives; the contemplative nature of each chapter allows for an uncommon depth of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our own minds touch the reader personally, offering the chance to absorb the implications deeply and do the work of freeing his or her own mind. Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh offers wisdom from teachers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and more. Lessening our attachments, decreasing our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we bear witness to the possibility of awakening for all beings. The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.

Aging With Grace

Author: Greg Liberman

Publisher: Greg Liberman

ISBN: 143923681X

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Join Grace as she finds herself pushing the envelope in order to satisfy her desire to live the glamourous lifestyle she believes she deserves.

Aging with Wisdom

Reflections, Stories and Teachings

Author: Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle

Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing

ISBN: 1939681723

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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How do we find beauty and meaning in old age? How do we overturn the paradigm of ageism? How do we age consciously and cultivate an inner life resilient enough to withstand the vicissitudes of old age? An extended meditation on how to age consciously and embrace life in all its fullness and wonder, Aging with Wisdom answers these questions.

Aging With Grace and Purpose

Author: Lois Berry

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462069965

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

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This book is the result of my desire to share what I have learned from the experiences of a long life. I have tried to be realistic about reaching old age and making good decisions about my life. So many of my contemporaries seem to be in a state of denial as they age. They do not want to admit that their physical capabilities have diminished. I hope this book will help them realize that they need to plan ahead. It makes it so much easier if your families know your desires. None of us wants to be a burden to our loved ones. Hopefully, we can live a healthy old age and enjoy what strengths we have left. I am particularly grateful that even though my body doesn’t work too well, I still have my mind.

Aging with God's Grace

Author: Marilyn Knoepfel

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478790426

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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When I reached my 80's, I was shocked by the changes in my life. That included new aches and pains in the body, as well as many losses. To help me accept this aging process, I began to read everything written about it. As I read volumes and spoke with my aging friends, I learned many good tips. With my background in Biblical Studies, this book "Aging With God's Grace" was born. It has a positive spin, with 16 chapters using Biblical examples and references, as well as personal examples and stories. The theme is definitely "The best is yet to come" -(when you lean on the Lord.) Also, making peace with your past, by trusting in God's Grace. The dedication is to: The Giver of all Grace, who said: " Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you, and I will carry you, I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4

Aging With Humor and Grace

Author: Andrea Partee,Sandra King,Sharon Crock

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484991688

Category: Humor

Page: 164

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In the first of Partee's funny books for women, the award winning Aging with Humor and Grace may just be a cross between Erma Bombeck and Chicken Soup for the Soul. This humorous book isn't just about aging, it's about living life. Partee's entertaining anecdotes will make you laugh whether she's describing the application of eye makeup with glasses on or what to do with your extra chin. Her funny stories include how to conquer restless leg syndrome; the drawback of starting an exercise program after a ten year hiatus and admitting to ridiculous fears and phobias. While written especially for middle aged women, it's not just about new wrinkles. It's about family and relationships as well. You'll find funny short stories about parenting, family life and the drawback of raising kids to be honest. And embarrassing moments abound whether she's falling off her high heels in front of her ex-husband's wife, discovering hair growing in the wrong places or sharing the tough way she lost 40 pounds.Andrea's authentic, honest and hilarious sense of humor is like listening to your best friend (or wishing you had one like this) over a cup of freshly brewed coffee in the kitchen or a glass of wine outside on a summer evening.More Rave Reviews…~ “A great work of fiction.” --An ex husband~ “This is a book everyone should buy.” - -Her creditors~ “Filled with funny stories, I wish she'd had this sense of humor when I raised the rent.” --Her landlord~ “I especially enjoyed the section on eyesight and the stupidity of texting while driving.” -- Used car salesman~ “With a sense of humor all her own, this funny lady may be just what you need to laugh out loud.” --Anonymous Readers Favorite Says…If you are looking for an inspirational book about gracefully coping with the less than appealing aspects of aging, Andrea Partee's "Aging with Humor and Grace" isn't that tale. Instead Partee provides hilarious insight into the pitfalls of aging in a self-deprecating way to which we can all relate...or will eventually be able to relate. You don't have to be a woman of a certain age to enjoy her witty, and often embarrassing take on wayward hair growth, bodily functions, pregnancy and child-rearing among dozens of other frighteningly funny topics. Partee's book is aptly named because she deals with embarrassment, insecurity and tragedy with both humor and grace. Subtly touting the grace that comes from the ability to laugh at oneself, "Aging with Humor and Grace" is a refreshing take on a genre typically focused on how to reverse the clock and make your fifty year old bum look twenty again. Written in a fast-paced, acerbic manner, this book allows women to laugh about the inevitability of aging in an effort to accept what comes. Instead of pretending as though she has found the secret to aging gracefully, Partee simply provides her funny take on the things we are often afraid to talk about in public. When the time comes for you to cope with the hazards of aging, skip the self-help section and pass by the plastic surgeon's guide to aging gracefully and go straight to the humor section where Partee will happily guide you down the road to aging gracefully and hilariously. - - Natasha Jackson for Readers' FavoriteScroll up and click the “look inside” feature or buy this treasure now.

Prune Juice Cocktail

A Recipe for Aging with Grace

Author: Georgiana K. Keller

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781424177370

Category: Self-Help

Page: 146

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At ninety, Grace finds herself moving from the comfort of familiar surroundings to an assisted living facility in a new community near her daughter. The loss of her husband to cancer, the move away from the only home she has ever known, and the loss of her independence threaten to weaken Graceas body but not her spirit. Prune Juice Cocktail: A Recipe for Aging with Grace is the inspiring story of how Grace overcomes her losses and copes with lifeas changes to find new meaning and purpose for her life. Through a series of vignettes, Grace shares her insight, inviting the reader to try her recipe for aging.

Aging with Grace

Ageless Advice from an Amazing Eighty-Year-Old

Author: Mary McHugh

Publisher: Willow Creek Press

ISBN: 1623430461

Category: Humor

Page: 96

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This book is for all women who find their fifties closing in on them. It’s an attempt to prepare you for the signs of aging before they catch you by surprise. Little things like a noticeable stomach that used to be flat. Or only being able to text with your reading glasses on. Or where did all those lines around your mouth come from all of a sudden? Mary McHugh, best-sellng author of If I Get Hit by a Bus Tomorrow, Here’s How to Replace the Toilet Paper Roll, has written this book to help all of you baby boomers out there slide through your fifties, sail through your sixties, triumph over your seventies, and enjoy your eighties. McHugh is having the time of her life, tap dancing, riding merry-go-rounds, and finding adventures every day. Her life is full, rich, abundant with possibilities and she want yours to be too.