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

View: 6653

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.

The Art of Growing Old

Aging with Grace

Author: Marie De Hennezel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101567023

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 3518

A groundbreaking approach to aging from one of France's best- known clinical psychologists. How should we accept growing old? It's an inevitable progression and yet in Western society the very subject of aging is often taboo and shrouded in anxiety and shame. Not anymore, says Marie de Hennezel, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and bestselling author. Now that our lives are longer and richer than ever before, it's imperative to demystify our greatest fear and cultivate a positive awareness of aging. In this timely and essential book, de Hennezel offers a fresh perspective on the art of growing old. She confronts head-on the inevitable grief we sustain at the loss of our youth and explains how refusing to age and move forward in life is actually what makes us become old. Combining personal anecdotes with psychological theory, philosophy, and eye-opening scientific research from around the world, she shows why we should look forward to embracing everything aging has to offer in terms of human and spiritual enrichment. The Art of Growing Old is a thought-provoking, brave, and uplifting meditation on the later years as they should be lived.

Aging with Grace

Reflections That Revive Women

Author: Stephannie E. R. Solomon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477285040

Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 4197

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.

Aging With Grace

Author: Greg Liberman

Publisher: Greg Liberman

ISBN: 143923681X

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 2719

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 Grace

Ageless Advice from an Amazing Eighty-Year-Old

Author: Mary McHugh

Publisher: Willow Creek Press

ISBN: 1623430461

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 383

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.

Aging With Grace and Purpose

Author: Lois Berry

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462069965

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 906

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 and Older Adulthood: Smart Tips For Aging With Grace, Managing Aging And Dementia In Parents Including Daily Living With A Healthier Body, And A Happier Soul!

Author: Monica Davis

Publisher: Eljays-epublishing

ISBN: 1513089978

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 4042

Many don't like to think about it, what you may want to ask? Well, it is this phenomenon called aging of course. However, the bitter truth is that all of us will one time get old. In fact, age is irreversible. Once you start counting and celebrating birthdays, that's it. You don’t need to accept it but you are getting old! One of the most interesting topics on aging when in discussion is our skin, and in fact, by that I mean ‘anti-aging skin care’. Well, the fact remains that as one gets older, the natural defense of our skin (and in reality the whole of the body) starts weakening. So ‘Anti-aging skin care’ is all about protecting your skin from the negative effects of the aging process. No doubt, the caring of our skin helps in maintaining a young and fresh look for a longer period of time. However, ‘anti-aging skin care’ doesn’t end just here. Besides maintaining your looks (good looks), the process is also about retaining the resistance to disease. On the other hand, in spite of the growing awareness about aging and the anti-aging procedures… which has increased over a period of time, yet a lot of people are unable to recognize the aging symptoms (and hence are unable to determine if they are in need of additional anti-aging measures). Here in this book, you get the opportunity to know a few visible aging symptoms that will help you in the planning and execution of your strategy... for the occurrence of one or more such symptoms is an indicator for upping the ante on anti-aging procedure that will help you to age graciously!

Ripening Time

Inside Stories for Aging with Grace

Author: Sherry Ruth Anderson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780999623

Category: Self-Help

Page: 173

View: 4134

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.

Aging with Grace

Making Peace with Your Day!

Author: Greg ryan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511640428


Page: 192

View: 1790

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?


Aging with Dignity, Living with Grace

Author: David Brady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682613259

Category: Self-Help

Page: 174

View: 1593

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.

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

View: 791

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.

Prune Juice Cocktail

A Recipe for Aging with Grace

Author: Georgiana K. Keller

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781424177370

Category: Self-Help

Page: 146

View: 4305

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 Dignity, Living with Grace

8 Steps to Help You Overcome Adversity, Find Peace of Mind and Prosperity in the Second Half of Life

Author: David H. Brady

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781621374749

Category: Self-Help

Page: 178

View: 883

On January 4th 2010, I had stopped by a woman's home to speak to her 21 year-old son, at her request. It turns out he was suffering from severe mental illness. Without warning, he punched me so hard I flew through the air, landed on my back and then found him on top of me with my arms pinned under his legs while he drove about six or seven rage filled punches into my head sending my skull smashing into the solid hard-wood kitchen floor. The result of that incident: I have brain damage that has dramatically

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 5961

Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Raus aus der Demenz-Falle!

Wie es gelingen kann, die Selbstheilungskräfte des Gehirns rechtzeitig zu aktivieren

Author: Gerald Hüther

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641202426

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 8364

Demenz ist kein Schicksal. Die aktuelle Demenz-Forschung ist der Überzeugung, dass Demenz durch altersbedingte Abbauprozesse und Ablagerungen im Gehirn verursacht wird. Leicht verständlich und mit überzeugenden Argumenten macht Gerald Hüther, einer der führenden Hirnforscher, deutlich, dass diese im letzten Jahrhundert entwickelte Vorstellung nicht nur unzutreffend ist. Sie hat auch den Blick für das Phänomen verstellt, das tatsächlich für die Herausbildung von Demenz verantwortlich ist: die Unterdrückung der normalerweise bis ins hohe Alter vorhandenen Regenerations- und Kompensationsfähigkeit des Gehirns. Dieses neuroplastische Potential verlieren wir aber fast alle zwangsläufig in einer Welt, in der uns die Freude am eigenen Entdecken und am gemeinsamen Gestalten beim Älterwerden zunehmend abhandenkommt.


Your Mind, Body, and Spirit Guide to Aging with Grace and Confidence

Author: Kara Davis

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1629985961

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 3927

Growing older should not herald the end of joy, peace, strength, and beauty. It should be a time of honor, not shame. As we proceed through this stage of life, we can optimize our total health, and improve our physical, spiritual, and mental well-being. Dr. Kara Davis has gathered decades of experience as a board-certified physician for this cumulative guide to aging confidently. You will learn the spiritual and biblical connection to common aging concerns such as: Advanced care planning Bone and muscles strength Hair and skin Memory and dementia Preserving health and preventing disease And much more!