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Meditations for Caregivers By Barry J Jacobs Psy.D. and Julia L Mayer Psy.D. This new book of meditations for caregivers was published by AARP and the authors are a husband and wife team. It draws from their own personal experiences as well as from their clinical experience. They offer meditations, anecdotes and practical advice to […] Continue reading →

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We Know How This Ends Book Twin Cities MN We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying By Bruce H. Kramer with Cathy Wurzer My current in process reading includes this book. I heard Cathy Wurzer and Bruce Kramer’s widow, Ev Emerson speak about it at the Recent St. Paul Senior Worker’s Spring Conference. In 2010, Bruce Kramer was diagnosed with ALS. He was […] Continue reading →

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Grandpa's Got De-Men-Cha Dementia Book Rebecca Youngmark Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha  by Rebecca Youngmark This book was written by a client who has done her homework regarding housing options should she need them in the future for her husband. This interactive book is designed for family members to use with children.  It is illustrated so that a child can color the pages as […] Continue reading →

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Parkinson's Disease 300 Tips for Making Life Easier Twin Cities MN Parkinson’s Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier By Shelley Peterman Schwarz April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. In preparing for that we wanted to find a book that might be helpful for families living with Parkinson’s. The author Shelley Schwarz was diagnosed with MS in 1978. As she struggled and learned about living with […] Continue reading →

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Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself Twin Cities MN Mind Over Medicine Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, M.D. This author tells her personal experience of going from poor health as a OB/GYN doctor spending little time with patients and many hours working, to a healthy integrative medicine doctor where she helps her patients to prescribe their own health. If […] Continue reading →

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Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors By Robert A. Levine, M.D. This book focuses on aging as more of a philosophy and attitude. Written by a neurologist, Dr. Levine provides examples of how people he has worked with deal with aging and in so doing gives insight to what is effective for aging […] Continue reading →

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Senior Citizen Elderly Quality Aging Workbook Guide Twin Cities MN Journeywell: A Guide to Quality Aging By Trish Herbert Trish is a local author that has worked with older adults for many years as a psychologist with a specialty in gerontology. I have not yet gone through this workbook in detail as I write this yet in meeting Trish today I thought it sounded like […] Continue reading →

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Balance Your Conflict Book Dr. Jody Janeti Twin Cities MN Balance Your Conflict – By Dr. Jody Janati Another speaker at the Fall Aging Conference was Dr. Jody Janati. Her talk was on “Protecting Yourself From Control Dramas.”  You can learn more about her thoughts on managing and avoiding conflicts in her book “Balance Your Conflict.” It offers ways to respond to and defuse tense situations. […] Continue reading →