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  • The Longevity Book: Live stronger. Live better. The art of ageing well.

    by Cameron Diaz ...
    From Cameron Diaz, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Body Book, comes a fresh, personal, and authoritative examination of the art and science of growing older and a roadmap for abundant health and resilience as we age.When Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book, she was on a mission to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    Series 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

  • Mayo Clinic Guide to Preventing & Treating Osteoporosis

    Keeping Your Bones Healthy and Strong to Reduce Your Risk of Fracture

    by Mayo Clinic ...
    Expert information on preventing brittle bones and staying active and independent.Thanks to advances at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and elsewhere, osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that contributes to premature aging, can be effectively managed or even avoided. We no longer have to tolerate the pain and disability osteoporosis once caused.That's just the start of the good news you'll find ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Management Strategies, 2nd Edition

    This new edition is designed as a "one stop shop" with easy-to-use information and resources at the fingertips of the residential facility and community aged care workforce. It is relevant for personal care assistants, registered nurses, general practitioners, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, occupational therapists, pharmacists and other allied health professionals to identify, assess ... Read more

    $50.99 AUD

  • The Nostalgia Factory

    Memory, Time and Aging

    Translated by Liz Waters ...
    “An entertaining discussion” of the role memory plays in our lives as we age, including an interview with Oliver Sacks (Times Higher Education Supplement).When we can’t call to mind the name of someone we’ve known for years, or walk into a room and forget what we came for, we start worrying. Are these lapses just “senior moments,” or something serious like dementia? In this book, a renowned ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Young Forever

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    by Mark Hyman ...
    Aging has long been considered a normal process. We think disease, frailty, and gradual decline are inevitable parts of life. But they're not.Science today sees aging as a treatable disease. By addressing the root causes of aging we can not only increase our health span and live longer but prevent and reverse the diseases of aging-including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and dementia.In Young ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Staying Alive

    Discover how to thrive and live better for longer.By the time we turn 60 most of us will still have one third of our lives to live. How well we live these years will depend on our health: are we agile and disease free? Or dependent on medication and physical assistance?In Staying Alive you'll discover the science on how you can avoid or manage the major diseases that impact us as we age, including ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Growing Older Without Feeling Old

    on vitality and ageing

    Translated by David Shaw ...
    The past century has witnessed a revolution.Less than a hundred years ago, the average Western life expectancy was 40; now it is 80. And there is no end in sight: the first person who will reach 135 has already been born. It’s the most radical change in our society since industrialisation, and naturally it raises many questions.What do longer life spans mean for the way we organise our societies? ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Dear Life

    On Caring for the Elderly

    In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through some unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like – both the good and the bad. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions and over-treatment, frailty and dementia.Dear Life is a moving and controversial argument against the creeping ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Series series A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
    The trusted guide that has helped thousands of people cope with this painful condition—now thoroughly updated and revised.Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation plays a major role in causing joint problems. Warmth and swelling in the joints, along with significant stiffness and pain, can make daily life difficult. Many people with rheumatoid arthritis also experience ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Depression and Anxiety in Later Life

    What Everyone Needs to Know

    Series series A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
    Depression and anxiety can be avoided or minimized through medication and therapy and by adapting to changing circumstances as we age.Physical problems and emotional stresses, such as bereavement, health conditions, pain, concerns about the future, side effects of medications, and the accumulated effects of lifestyle choices, may lead to depression or anxiety in older people. However, as Drs. Mark ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Honest Aging

    An Insider's Guide to the Second Half of Life

    Series series A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
    Your indispensable guide to taking charge of the second half of your life.From Dr. Rosanne M. Leipzig, a top doctor with more than 35 years of experience caring for older people, Honest Aging is an indispensable guide to the second half of life, describing what to expect physically, psychologically, functionally, and emotionally as you age.Leipzig, an expert in evidence-based geriatrics, ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • 101 Ways to Stay Sexually Active after 60 Years

    This is a fun book to help seniors reignite their sexual activity or add to what is happening now. There are suggestions for implementing many new types of activities, reimagining forplay and overcoming feelings of body dissatisfaction. No matter how long it has been since you have had a satisfying sex life, you can regain and expand your joy in being intimate. ... Read more

    $9.81 AUD

  • Geriatric Medicine

    An Introduction

    by Gideon Caplan ...
    Geriatric medicine is one of the youngest medical specialities in Australia but is also one of the fastest growing. Geriatric medicine offers a more holistic approach to patient care than organ-based internal-medicine sub-specialities. Patient-centred interventions aim to allow the patient to function optimally. This textbook has been designed to inspire and inform students of geriatric medicine ... Read more

    $74.95 AUD

  • The 36-Hour Day

    A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

    Series series A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book
    With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated!For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians

    The third edition of the best-selling Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians provides readers with an up-to-date, practical guide to cognitive function and its assessment to ensure readers have a conceptual knowledge of normal psychological function and how to interpret their findings. Organized into 8 chapters, this resource offers a framework in which various aspects of cognition are considered. ... Read more

    $96.99 AUD

  • Dementia: What You Need to Know

    A Guide for People With Dementia, and Their Caregivers

    by Chris Perkins ...
    Thorough and compassionate information about dementia and Alzheimers for caregivers and people with early dementia.As the population continues to age, so too the numbers of people with dementia and Alzheimers grow. Inevitably, it will affect everyone in some way . . . as sufferers, or as carers, or as part of the wide circle of family, friends, professional and voluntary workers needed to support ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Fragility Fracture Nursing

    Holistic Care and Management of the Orthogeriatric Patient

    Series series Perspectives in Nursing Management and Care for Older Adults
    This open access book aims to provide a comprehensive but practical overview of the knowledge required for the assessment and management of the older adult with or at risk of fragility fracture. It considers this from the perspectives of all of the settings in which this group of patients receive nursing care.Globally, a fragility fracture is estimated to occur every 3 seconds. This amounts to 25 ... Read more

    Free

  • You: Staying Young: Make Your RealAge Younger and Live Up to 35% Longer

    International bestselling authors of YOU: The Owner's Manual and YOU: On a Diet give you all the tools and know-how to stay young and defy the ageing process. Drawing lively parallels between your body and aspects of city life, Drs Roizen and Oz show you how to balance your ‘biological budget’ to ensure your life is long and strong.Million-copy-bestselling authors, Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • We Need to Talk About Ageing

    Essential conversations and practical advice to navigate the ageing journey with confidence

    by Melissa Levi ...
    Do you get the sense that something's just not quite right with yourself, Mum or Grandpa?Does your family avoid having the big conversations about ageing?Are you confused and overwhelmed?You are not alone.Clinical psychologist Melissa Levi has helped more than a thousand older people, and their families, navigate the ageing journey. While every family's stor... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Elderhood

    Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General NonfictionA New York Times BestsellerLonglisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionWinner of the WSU AOS Bonner Book AwardWinner of the 2022 At Home With Growing Older Impact AwardAs revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhoo... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis

    Prevent or Reverse Your Pain, Discomfort, and Limitations

    Battle the growing arthritis epidemic by taking steps now.Arthritis is truly an epidemic: more than 40 million Americans currently have arthritis, it is the leading cause of disability among people age 65 and older, and the overall annual costs to society are figured to be more than 65 billion. While it is present in nearly everyone by age 70, the problem is growing as arthritis more commonly ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Aging and Health - A Systems Biology Perspective

    Edited by A.I. Yashin, S.M. Jazwinski ...
    Series series Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
    Aging is a major risk factor for chronic diseases, which in turn can provide information about the aging of a biological system. This publication serves as an introduction to systems biology and its application to biological aging. Key pathways and processes that impinge on aging are reviewed, and how they contribute to health and disease during aging is discussed. The evolution of this situation ... Read more

    Free

  • Rethinking Aging

    Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society

    For those fortunate enough to reside in the developed world, death before reaching a ripe old age is a tragedy, not a fact of life. Although aging and dying are not diseases, older Americans are subject to the most egregious marketing in the name of "successful aging" and "long life," as if both are commodities. In Rethinking Aging, Nortin M. Hadler examines health-care choices offered to aging ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD