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  • Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia

    Making Sense of Self

    Although currently many people with dementia are not given the opportunity to receive professional counselling, this book explores the value of counselling for men and women living with this condition and how it enables them to make sense of their lives and their notions of themselves. The author explores the pervasive myth that all experiences of living with dementia are entirely negative and ... Read more

    $28.37 AUD

  • The Erratics

    2019 Stella Prize Winner

    Dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful, this is memoir, wielded as weapon, with the tightly compressed energy of an explosive device.'She has a poet's gift for language, a playwright's sense of drama and a stand-up comic's talent for timing. But perhaps most remarkable is the generosity of spirit with which she writes about family trauma. The book flows with kinetic energy, wit and wisdom. Upon ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Coming Home to Penvennan Cove

    escape to Cornwall with this beautiful page-turning romance

    Book 1 - The Penvennan Cove series
    Can Kerra's Cornish hometown offer the fresh start she needs?When Kerra left the quiet Cornish town of Penvennan Cove for the bright lights of London she didn't look back. But after the death of her mother, she's decided it's time to face her past and return to the place she called home. Her father needs her, and perhaps she needs him more than she's willing to admit?Tackling town gossip, home ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Strength Training for Seniors

    Increase your Balance, Stability, and Stamina to Rewind the Aging Process

    by Paige Waehner ...
    Building and retaining physical strength is integral to living a fuller, longer life. Lifting weights can reduce the symptoms of everything from osteoarthritis and back pain to depression and diabetes. In Strength Training for Seniors, certified personal trainer Paige Waehner provides a detailed twelve-week strength program to help you safely and gradually build power, balance, and resistance with ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad

    A practical guide to parenting our ageing parents

    by Jean Kittson ...
    Everything you need to know about supporting ageing parents, from author and comedian Jean Kittson.This warm and witty practical guide is a one-stop shop for information on how to support your ageing loved ones: how to protect their health and wellbeing, keep them safe and secure, and enable them to be self-determining and independent for as long as possible.Full of expert advice and first-hand ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    Book 57 - Quarterly Essay
    In this moving and controversial Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock investigates the treatment of the elderly and dying through some unforgettable cases. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions, frailty and dementia, over-treatment and escalating costs.Ours is a society in which ageism, often disguised, threatens to turn the elderly into a “burden” – ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Chair Yoga for Seniors

    Stretches and Poses that You Can Do Sitting Down at Home

    by Lynn Lehmkuhl ...
    One of the biggest concerns among aging men and women is the fear of falling. Chair yoga, or “yoga while seated,” allows anyone to experience all of the benefits of an exercise program without being afraid. In Chair Yoga for Seniors, registered yoga practitioner and instructor Lynn Lehmkuhl offers readers easy-to-follow yoga positions and stretches that can be done at home, while sitting down ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Mom Can't Live Alone Anymore

    by Tonya Thomas ...
    Book 4 - The Women of Strength Diaries
    Kathy Wilson was a loving daughter and wanted to do the right thing when it became apparent that her mother wasn’t able to take care of herself any more. But getting her mom into assisted living became a nightmare--and that was just the beginning of her troubles.Tonya Thomas writes gripping stories about issues that affect women today. She lives in Newark, NY with her husband and two cats, Sasha ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap

    How to plan ahead and prevent legal and family issues

    by Brian Herd ...
    Informative and insightful, this is the essential family guide to preparing for ageing parents.This is a book that forces us to confront what most of us avoid - planning for our ageing parents. Our natural inclination is to wait and see what might happen. But when it does happen, or starts to unfold, we, and our siblings, are totally unprepared. Poor decisions, disputes with siblings and partners ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Making Waves at Penvennan Cove

    Escape to Cornwall with this gorgeous feel-good and uplifting romance

    Book 2 - The Penvennan Cove series
    Kerra Shaw feels that all the pieces of her life are finally coming together. She has a fulfilling job helping small businesses in the local community and, most importantly, she has finally got together with her childhood sweetheart, Ross Treloar.But it's not all plain sailing, with an old family feud raging on between Kerra's dad and the Treloar family, it's best to keep her new relationship ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  •  Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic

    A Nurse Practitioner Remembers

    Running a clinic for seniors requires a lot more than simply providing medical care. In Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic, Marianna Crane chases out scam artists and abusive adult children, plans a funeral, signs her own name to social security checks, and butts heads with her staff—two spirited older women who are more well-intentioned than professional—even as she deals with a difficult ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • Eightysomethings

    A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness

    **Winner of the **American Book Fest Best Book Award in "Health: Aging/50+"**This invaluable guide will help the historical number of eightysomethings live fulfilled, happy lives long into their twilight years. Personal stories illustrate how real people in their eighties are living and how they make sense of their lives.**Old age is not what it used to be. For the first time ever, most people in ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Who will I be when I die?

    Christine Bryden was 46 years old when she was diagnosed with dementia, and in this book she describes her remarkable emotional, physical and spiritual journey in the three years immediately following. Offering rare first-hand insights into how it feels to gradually lose the ability to undertake tasks most people take for granted, it is made all the more remarkable by Christine's positivity and ... Read more

    $26.61 AUD

  • Rules of the Road

    Gripping, emotional and uplifting – a novel about the true power of friendship.‘Tender, emotional and uplifting … I loved it’ Lucy Diamond’A superb writer – the Irish Jojo Moyes’ Irish ExaminerThe simple fact of the matter is that Iris loves life. Maybe she’s forgotten that. Sometimes that happens, doesn’t it? To the best of us? All I have to do is remind her of that one simple fact.<p... ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Fridays with my Folks

    Stories on ageing, illness and life

    by Amal Awad ...
    Amal Awad's life changed when her father was diagnosed with kidney failure. It was a shock to see the impact it had on him, both physically and mentally, and the way the side effects trickled onto those around him. Work had always made him feel whole and retirement was a challenge.On a mission to help her father and support her mother, Amal began spending every Friday with her parents. She saw the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • What the hell happened to my brain?

    Living Beyond Dementia

    by Kate Swaffer ...
    Kate Swaffer was just 49 years old when she was diagnosed with a form of younger onset dementia. In this book, she offers an all-too-rare first-hand insight into that experience, sounding a clarion call for change in how we ensure a better quality of life for people with dementia.Kate describes vividly her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory difficulties, loss of ... Read more

    $26.61 AUD

  • Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver's Struggle

    Diagnosed with dementia in 1997, my husband, Jim, lived at home during his illness and died there in January 2006. I wish this story were fiction, but it is not. Dignifying Dementia is both a love story and an attempt to reach out to others who are living through or who will live through a similar tragedy. It is written in the hope that others might benefit from what I learned as the caregiver of ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Advanced Australia

    The Politics of Ageing

    by Mark Butler ...
    Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Lost For Words

    by Deric Longden ...
    'A lovely read.' - Good Housekeeping. 'You know, Deric - ten minutes of this rain will do more good in half an hour than a fortnight of ordinary rain in a month.' Deric Longden's mum was a wonderfully endearing, eccentric lady whose passions ranged from pot plants and her beloved pussycats to Buttercup Syrup which she consumed in vast quantities. She also provided comfort, advice and her own ... Read more

    $10.05 AUD

  • Dancing with Dementia

    My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

    The truly inspirational account of living positively with dementia.Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype of people with dementia by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences.This book is a vivid ... Read more

    $28.37 AUD

  • Connect

    Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues

    'A practical and timely book I highly recommend' Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global'Connect offers a compelling and highly accessible roadmap for building relationships that lead to professional success and personal fulfilment. I highly recommend this book' Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of Blitzscaling and The Alliance'I encourage anyone who cares to develop ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Featherhood

    'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman

    'One of the best books I have ever read. Incredibly moving' Elton John'I cant recommend it too highly' Helen Macdonald'Ranks among the best modern coming-of-age memoirs' Sunday Times'Where Helen Macdonald's H Is For Hawk meets Gerald Durrell's My Family And Other Animals ... Remarkable' Daily Mail'Beautiful, wise, compassionate and powerful' Isabel... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Three of Us

    A Family Story

    Winner of the J. R. Ackerley AwardThis is the story of three people: Julia Blackburn, her father Thomas and her mother Rosalie. Thomas was a poet and an alcoholic, who for many years was addicted to barbiturates; Rosalie, a painter, was sociable and flirtatious. After her parents were divorced, Julia's mother took in lodgers, always men, on the understanding that each should become her lover. When ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Long Time Coming

    essays on ageing

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 NIB: WAVERLEY LIBRARY AWARD FOR LITERATUREA powerful collection of essays exploring what it means to grow old in our youth-obsessed worldTo live a long life should be a joy; to be old should not be a burden.With improved health care and higher standards of living, each generation is living longer than the last. Governments see our ageing population as an imminent disaster, ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD