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  • 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

  • A Man Called Ove

    Soon to be a major film starring Tom Hanks

    Translated by Henning Koch ...
    Perfect for fans of Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine; Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, A Man Called Ove is one of the best-loved and most life-affirming novels of the decade.This multi-million-copy phenomenon is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step.'Warm, funny, and almo ... Read more

    $11.99 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

  • Live a Little

    'A . . . tender love story . . . This book is alive. It pulses with warmth and intelligence' The TimesA wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life, by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question.At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything – including her own children. She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • This Chair Rocks

    A Manifesto Against Ageism

    An empowering manifesto, examining and disassembling age discrimination with wit and energy, calling for us to embrace and celebrate ageing.In our youth-obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by media images and messages about the despair and decline of our later years. Beauty and pharmaceuti- cal companies work overtime to convince people to purchase products that will retain their youthful appearance ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Brain Rules for Ageing Well

    10 principles for staying vital, happy, and sharp

    by John Medina ...
    How come I can never find my keys? Why don’t I sleep as well? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp?Scientists know. Brain Rules for Ageing Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts — and the prescription to age well — in his engaging signature style.With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Coopers Field Murder

    The DCI Phelps Series

    by Wonny Lea ...
    Book 4 - DCI Phelps
    A twisty and unputdownable detective crime novel perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Faith Martin, J.R. Ellis, LJ Ross, Miss Marple and Midsummer Murders! 'The Coopers Field Murder' is the second instalment in Wonny Lea's DCI Martin Phelps series, set in the thriving Welsh capital city of Cardiff.The first novel in this series, Jack-Knifed, saw the intro... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Leisure Seeker: Read the book that inspired the movie

    *Now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland*Ella and John have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now they’re on the run from their doctors and middle-aged children, who just want them to go gently into that undignified night of old age.In their trusty camper van, the pair embark on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery along Route 66. Though time is ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • Our Ageing Brain

    how our mental capacities develop as we grow older

    Translated by Annette Mills ...
    by Andre Aleman ...
    An international bestseller delivering good news on brain function and ageingWe all worry sometimes that our brains — particularly our memories — just don’t work as well as they used to. In this illuminating book, internationally acclaimed Dutch neuroscientist André Aleman shows that although the decline in our mental capacities begins earlier than we think, this is not such a bad thing. In fact, ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Sex After Sixty

    a French guide to loving intimacy

    In Sex After Sixty, Marie de Hennezel addresses the most taboo of subjects: the sexuality of seniors.Employing an equal measure of modesty and irreverence, de Hennezel probes the mystery and depth of the enjoyment of physical love at a later stage of life. Through interviews, lectures, and her own analysis — including forays into areas such as tantric sex — she invites the reader on a journey to ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

    A Guide for Older People, Carers and Families

    This sensitive and compassionate book provides older people who are nearing the end of life and their loved ones, as well as the professionals who work with them, with a greater depth of understanding of spiritual issues surrounding death and dying. Illustrated with the experiences of many older people, it explores important themes such as grief and loss; fear; pain, distress and suffering; ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • The Woman Who Wanted More

    'Beautifully written, full of insight and food' Katie Fforde

    A perfect foodie novel with plenty of bite - ideal for fans of Beth O'Leary, Joanna Cannon and Libby Page.Two women. One unusual cookbook. And a friendship that will show them how to savour each moment . . .Kate Parker is about to turn forty and her world has fallen apart. Her seemingly rock-solid relationship issuddenly up in the air, and she's been forced to move back in with her mother. In need ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Beautiful Cure

    The New Science of Human Health

    Understand how our immune system fights disease and enables the body to heal itself.'Thrilling... Reads like the best kind of adventure story' STEPHEN FRY'Excellent' TIM SPECTOR, Sunday Times bestselling author of Spoon-FedHere, Professor Daniel Davis charts the groundbreaking scientific quest to understand how it fights disease and enables the body to heal itself. He explains how i... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Virginia Monologues

    Why Growing Old is Great

    When she started to clock up the years in earnest, everyone tried not to mention it. But now Virginia Ironside is actually sixty-five she can't see what all the fuss was about. It's great to be old.Growing ancient is not a loss but a gain. You're more confident, and if your memory's going, at least you forget the bad times, like all those ghastly men you slept with in the other sixties. And isn't ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • An Introduction to Gerontology

    With the world's population getting increasingly older, there has never been a more pressing need for the study of old age and ageing. An Introduction to Gerontology provides a wide-ranging introduction to this important topic. By assuming no prior expert knowledge and avoiding jargon, this book will guide students through all the main subjects in gerontology, covering both traditional areas, such ... Read more

    $57.99 AUD

  • Island Romance

    by Lilac Mills ...
    Let yourself be whisked away to sun-spangled Tenerife. Includes all three books in the gorgeously uplifting Island Romance series; Sunrise on the Coast, Holiday in the Hills and Sunset on the Square.Sunrise on the Coast: Struggling to come to terms with the loss of her mother, Sophie needs to get away from it all. On a much-needed break to Tenerife, she stumbles across a Help Wanted sign for local ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Long Bright Future

    The twentieth century bequeathed us a fabulous gift: thirty more years of life on average. Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all of life's stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us.... yet in the meantime, we keep thinking about, and planning for, life as it used to ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Ageing in Australia

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Book 16 - International Perspectives on Aging
    This stimulating volume examines the many faces of Australia’s ageing population, the social and health issues they contend with, and the steps being taken—and many that should be taken—to help ensure a more positive and productive later life. Individual and societal ageing are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diverse, and marked by daily life challenges stemming from the ... Read more

    $125.99 AUD

  • Beyond the Coral Sea: Travels in the Old Empires of the South-West Pacific (Text Only)

    by Michael Moran ...
    A romantic and adventurous journey to the hidden islands and lagoons beyond Papua New Guinea and north of Australia.East of Java, west of Tahiti and north of the Cape York peninsula of Australia lie the unknown paradise islands of the Coral, Solomon and Bismarck Seas. They were perhaps the last inhabited place on earth to be explored by Europeans, and even today many remain largely unspoilt, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • What Makes Olga Run?

    The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives

    A fascinating look at the way we age today and the extent to which we can shape the processIn What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-four-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-four-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD