Parenting and Caring Collection: Ageing Well and Retirement
This guide showcases UCD Library books on aspects of stages of parenting and caring for parents
Happiness with Age
In your Prime Older Wiser Happier by India KnightHappy, confident, in control, ready to do and enjoy everything that comes your way - you're definitely In Your Prime. But too many of us allow mid-life's little nuisances to dictate how and who we are. So let India Knight tell you how to deal with the obstacles while living life to the full.
Whether it is coping with ageing parents, divorce, dating, teenagers, wavering libidos or your saggy bits, India dispenses perfect tips. She'll instruct you how to drink, dress and party gracefully (or disgracefully), but above all she'll show that happiness is the one thing you deserve.
This is the book that will tell you how to live the rest of your life.
Call Number: 646.79082KNI
How to Age Joyfully by Maggy PigottThis book is an approachable and comprehensive guide to ageing well in eight simple steps. Bursting with bite-sized tips and inspirational quotes, each chapter is a joyful treasure-trove for anyone who wants to live a full and happy life. "I commend this book to everyone of all ages, and let us all Age Joyfully!" Dame Judi Dench Getting older should be something to enjoy and celebrate. And it can be. Research shows that we can make a big difference to how well we age. From staying active to connecting with others, this uplifting book shares the secrets to ageing well in eight steps, to help keep you healthy and happy. Each step has easy-to-follow tips, alongside inspiring words both ancient and modern... and more! Whether you choose to follow some of the advice or all, this is the perfect guide for living a more fulfilled, healthy and joyful life.
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Aging Well by George E. VaillantIn a unique series of studies, Harvard University has followed 824 subjects from their teens to old age. Professor George Vaillant now uses these to illustrate the surprising factors involved in reaching happy, healthy old age.
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How to Age Well
Brain Rules for Aging Well by John MedinaHow come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts, and the prescription to age well, in his signature engaging style. With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. All of it is captivating. A great deal of it is unexpected. In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Medina showed us how our brains really work, and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools to match. In Brain Rules for Baby, he gave parents the brain science they need to know to raise happy, smart, moral kids. Now, in Brain Rules for Aging Well, Medina shares how you can make the most of the years you have left. In a book destined to be a classic on aging, Medina's fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into the science. Brain Rules for Aging Well is organized into four sections, each laying out familiar problems with surprising solutions. First up, the social brain, in which topics ranging from relationships to happiness and gullibility illustrate how our emotions change with age. The second section focuses on the thinking brain, explaining how working memory and executive function change with time. The third section is all about your body: how certain kinds of exercise, diets, and sleep can slow the decline of aging. Each section is sprinkled with practical advice, for example, the fascinating benefits of dancing, and the brain science behind each intervention. The final section is about the future. Your future. Medina connects all the chapters into a plan for maintaining your brain health. You may already be experiencing the sometimes-unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, Brain Rules for Aging Well is for you.
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The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz; Sandra BarkCameron Diaz follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Body Book, with a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age. Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she'd learned--and what she wished she'd known twenty years earlier. Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In The Longevity Book, she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences. The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women's health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to midlife. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging effects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, The Longevity Book offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages--and what we can all do to age better. Without sugarcoating the hard facts--a sixty-year-old body is different than a thirty-five-year-old body, no matter how much yoga you do--or romanticizing the upside--wisdom comes with age, if you live your life wisely--Cameron offers women a compassionate, informative, and intimate tour through the next stage of life.
Call Number: 613DIA
The Age-Well Project: Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by Annabel StreetsDiseases of older age take root decades before symptoms appear. For a longer, happier life, we need to plan ahead - but what exactly should we do?
For five years, Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders immersed themselves in the latest science of longevity, radically overhauling their lives and documenting their findings on their popular blog.
After reading hundreds of studies and talking to numerous experts, Annabel and Susan have compiled almost 100 short cuts to health in mid and later life, including: how, when and what to eat; the supplements worth taking; when, where and how to exercise; the most useful medical tests; how to avoid health-threatening chemicals; the best methods for keeping the brain sharp; and how to sleep better.
The Age-Well Project is an essential handbook for making the second half of your life happy, healthy and disease-free.
Call Number: 612.68STR
The Little Book of Retirement by Freddie GreenYou know you're retired when... People from work keep phoning up asking where on earth you put important documents. The joys of retirement are many and varied, so read on to discover what makes these golden years so golden!
Call Number: 646.790207GRE
Retirement for Beginners by Clive WhichelowThe future is ours - let's enjoy it! After all those years of routine you're suddenly free. No more being bossed about - well, apart from by your other half, of course. And no more wage slavery - er, no more wages! This charming book will help ease you into this strange and perplexing new stage of your life.
Call Number: 646.790207WHI
Living Together after Retirement by Graham HarropA lighter look at life after retirement: more together-time than you ever dreamt of! Join "Ten Cats" cartoonist Graham Harrop in a behind-the-scenes peek at the trials and tribulations of the newly retired. Find cards and gifts based on the popular book at https://www.zazzle.com/ltargifts