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Paradox for Life Review: A Guide for Protecting Older Adults' Self Esteem

by James J. Magee

Paradox for Life Review explains how three different bases for self-esteem affect the accuracy of self-esteem as the lens through which older adults view their reminiscences. James J. Magee describes how life...


Watermelon Magic

by Stu Glauberman, Wally Amos & Jack Canfield

Watermelon Magic is talk from the soul using watermelons as a metaphor for life. Watermelons symbolize the slurpy happiness of life for Wally Amos (formerly known as “Famous Amos”). From his life experiences,...


Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment

by Ian Andrew James

The author describes the different categories and causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia, and provides tried-and-tested models which aid identification, assessment and treatment. A thorough...


Carved in Sand: When Memory Fades in Mid-Life

by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

Why can't you remember where you put your keys?

Or the title of the movie you saw last week?

Anyone older than forty knows that forgetfulness can be unnerving, frustrating, and sometimes terrifying. With compassion...


Dawn of Memories: The Meaning of Early Recollections in Life

by Arthur J. Clark

Dawn of Memories explores the significance of first memories and enables individuals to understand the meaning of early recollections throughout their lives. Using historical examples as well as firsthand accounts,...


The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

by Sarah Hendrickx & Claire Salter

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders,...


Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

by Elizabeth MacKinlay, Robyn Simmonds, Ingrid Seebus & Ikebal Patel et al.

This book examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver appropriate care to people of all faiths. Chapters...


The Psychology of Ageing: An Introduction

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

This well-established text has been completely revised in this expanded fifth edition. Each chapter has been updated to reflect current thinking, and a new chapter on death, dying and bereavement has been added....


Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

by Helen Sonnet & Ann Taylor

This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities....


Young People Leaving Care: Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

by Mike Stein

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand,...


No More Potlucks, Please

by Lisa C Deutsch & Holly C Hyde

About 13 percent of Americans are sixty-five or older, according to the most recent census. As baby boomers continue to age, retirement communities and senior living centers will need to expand to meet their...


Loving’s the Strange Thing

by Anne-Marie Storrs

This groundbreaking volume argues that Carmen Martín Gaite and Carl Jung form an ideal combination. All the main features of the Jungian individuation process are present in the Spanish writer’s fairy tales:...


Interpersonal Arguing

by Dale Hample

Interpersonal Arguing is an accessible review of scholarship on key elements of face-to-face arguing, which is the interpersonal exchange of reasons. Topics include frames for understanding the nature of arguing,...


Retirement

by Patricia Reid-Waugh

Retirement, A New Adventure is full of ideas to have an active, fun and enriching life in retirement. The thesis of the book is that life in retirement involves much more than just ensuring financial security....


The Psychology of Genius

by William Hirsch & Sully James

This book deals with the Psychology of Genius and the relation between Genius and Insanity.

"The psychological analysis of famous poets will show that the intellectual function is no whit less important a factor...


Roberta’S Papers on the Psychology of Aging

by Roberta Provenzano

Roberta Provenzano believed the study of psychology should ultimately bring more happiness to the world. A deep thinker, she focused particularly on aging. Her collected articles on the subject propose to show...


Networked Remembrance

by Samuel Merrill

Networked Remembrance is the first book to explore questions of urban memory within what are some of the most commonly experienced subterranean margins of the contemporary city: underground railways. Using London’s...


CHRONIC

by French Alice

Ninety million people in the U.S. live with a chronic health condition. Nearly a half million live with the after-effects of polio. Many of these people are like Alice French. They try to hide their illness...


Morality Behind Bars

by Kay Hemmerling

Prisoners prefer moral ideals like justice and responsibility just as much as non-prisoners. However, they lack moral competence, which Georg Lind has defined as the ability to solve conflicts through deliberation...


The Reflective Translator

by Joanna Albin

Although university studies do not always provide translators with the necessary skills, many of them continue in their professional capacity, which is understood to be the result of self-directed learning processes....