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iPad for seniors
iPad For Seniors For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

by Nancy C. Muir

The iPad is cool, with its simple, intuitive interface for such activities as checking e-mail, playing music, and browsing the web. Don't stumble around trying to figure out all its features - use the simple step-by-step approach of this book! This helpful guide is written in the friendly For Dummies style and features senior-friendly larger type and full-color illustrations. You can get up to speed with the iPad right away, watch your technophobia disappear, and start having fun.


A Taste of FunnyA Taste of Funny

by Marjorie Dorfman

Humorous and well-researched articles presented on a platter of anecdotal material about your favorite foods and drinks. Learn about the tomato and why it was originally thought to be poisonous and understand why some bottled water may be hazardous to your health. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, it is sometimes said, but in the case of A Taste of Funny, it can only make you look at the culinary cosmos with a new and more discerning eye.


emotional survival guide for caregiversThe Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers:
Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent


by Barry J. Jacobs PsyD

"Jacobs has a gripping writing style and a passion for the subject that sustain the reader during even the heaviest of topics. His use of the narrative makes the book easy to follow, while creating natural places to interject advice from his extensive knowledge about the stresses of caregiving. He addresses the touchy subjects that caregivers might be ashamed or afraid to ask about, reassuring them that feelings of resentment, guilt, and isolation are normal reactions that go with the territory of caregiving." -- Newsday


the family squeezeThe Family Squeeze: Surviving the Sandwich Generation

by Suzanne Kingsmill and Benjamin Schlesinger

The Sandwich Generation refers to the growing numbers of middle-aged people who must care for both children and elderly parents while trying to manage the stress of full-time jobs. Advances in technology and medicine are helping us to live longer - but not without extended care from our families. At the same time, the economic climate is making it difficult for young adults to leave home and start their own lives; they are often 'boomeranged' back to their parents for financial help, emotional support, and accommodation. The authors guide the reader through various scenarios. Each scenario is followed by comments, advice, and suggestions that will help the reader understand each stage of the game.


asian fighting techniquesAsian Fighting Techniques featuring Long Staff and Cane

DVD by Master Christopher Keith and Cane Master James Bouchard

Cane Master James Bouchard presents his original form for Taiji Cane. This exciting seminar introduces the fighting power of the cane. Combining martial Taiji with cane unleashes the internal power of today's most practical weapon and develops vital energy particularly for health, vitality, mind expansion and spiritual cultivation. The cane portion of the video is fantastic. It begins with a run-though of various self defense applications of many different cane techniques. Then, it shows how many of those manuvers are used as a Tai Chi form. Finally, it teaches you how to do a complete Tai Chi routine with your cane.


raising caneRaising Cane - The Unexpected Martial Art

by Octavio Ramos Jr.

When you think of a cane, do you think of an elderly person walking down the street, using the "stick" as a crutch? When author Octavio Ramos Jr. sees a cane, he sees a hard-hitting self-defense weapon with a crook and horn capable of incapacitating any opponent within a matter of seconds. This book teaches the art of one of the most unexpected self-defense tools ever created. An elderly person or someone who is resigned to carrying a cane for a physical impairment could take this book, practice the exercises Mr. Ramos suggests, and become quite capable of defending themselves from assault.


ScamBustersScambusters!:
More than 60 Ways Seniors Get Swindled and How They Can Prevent It

by Ron Smith

From health care shams to identity theft, Smith provides smart, straightforward ways to keep from being swindled, aimed at seniors but applicable to anyone. Some of the scams targeted run a wide gambit, from overcharging to identity theft to "lonely hearts" con men to work-at-home schemes. One of the biggest areas where seniors are vulnerable is in health care, and he includes a hefty chapter of health-related topics. "Awareness is the first line of defense against scams," he writes in the preface, and this easy-to-read reference provides some powerful illumination.


Jokers WildJokers Wild:
Legalized Gambling in the Twenty-first Century
(Hardcover)

by Thomas Barker, Marjie Britz

A history and analysis of gambling in the United States from bingo to state lotteries to Indian gaming and the rise of Las Vegas, this book reveals how we have become a nation of gamblers and what the future holds for the gambling industry. From the colonial era to the present, Americans have enjoyed a love-hate relationship with gambling. It is a pastime that has gone from sin to recreational activity, and an industry that has moved from control by organized crime to management by executives with MBAs. Providing the latest information on the nature and extent of legalized gambling in the United States, this study examines why we gamble and how the relative impact of the activity differs in certain segments of the population.


Memory WorkbookThe Memory Workbook: Breakthrough Techniques to Exercise Your Brain and Improve Your Memory

by Douglas J. Mason,
Michael Lee Kohn
and Karen A. Clark

Worried because you forgot some of the items you were supposed to pick up at the grocery? Afraid that your memory lapses may signal impending Alzheimer's disease? Ease your mind. Instead of giving up and giving in, help yourself to a memory like a steel trap instead of a spaghetti strainer. Get this book, do the exercises, and develop a great memory — no matter what your age! Techniques for memory improvement, surprisingly enjoyable exercises, the role of diet in memory and tips for diet and supplements.


Brain Builders
Brain Builders!: A Lifelong Guide to Sharper Thinking, Better Memory, and an Age-Proof Mind

by Richard Leviton

The human brain is like a muscle: the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Cognitive abilities do not have to decrease with age. To "age-proof your brain," here is a pragmatic seven-step program that incorporates an understanding of your brain's rhythms with an awareness of how important diet, exercise, and music are to the thought process. Numerous mental calisthenics are presented to promote "alertness, concentration, perceptual speed, learning, memory, problem solving, and creativity." The nature of intelligence and how it is measured are also discussed at length.


Yoga Practice For KidsCreate a Yoga Practice for Kids

by Yael Calhoun, Matthew R. Calhoun, Carol Anne Coogan (Illustrator)

While many yoga books present individual poses, this book explains how to create a flowing yoga practice that will holds kids' interest while providing the benefits of yoga. In addition, the book provides ideas for yoga games, yoga at a wall, more relaxation games, and five-minute classroom yoga. So many pictures of kids of all ethnic backgrounds having fun doing yoga that any mom would be enthralled. The pictures are fluid; the children are happy; the poses look natural. It makes you want to get on the floor and try a pose, too.


Halloween HandbookThe Halloween Handbook: 447 Costumes

by Bridie Clark, Ashley Doddr

The liveliest, most imaginative collection of Halloween costume ideas plus dozens of other ideas for enjoying the holiday. For every level of interest, they offer suggestions. There's the ultra-quick, there are Angels and Devils, Come Hither costumes, costumes for couples, costumes for whole groups of friends. And for the children, check out Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, and Other Costumes for the Young and Young at Heart. Packed with ideas galore, this book shows how to create literally hundreds of inspired costumes for grown-ups and kids (and even pets) that are unexpected and easy to make, mostly from stuff around the house.


Senior MomentsSenior Moments

by Jacqueline D. Byrd

This book is full of valuable information and includes a detailed table of contents that makes finding specific topics and resources easy. As an attorney specializing in Elder Law, she is eminently qualified to advise seniors and caregivers on various issues such as estate planning, health care, senior housing, and other challenges ranging from how to tell when it's time to stop driving, to avoiding scams and staying happy into old age. A moving and informative book written about a difficult subject in a clear and an uncomplicated style.


The Grandparent GuideThe Grandparent Guide:
The Definitive Guide to Coping with the Challenges of Modern Grandparenting

by Arthur Kornhaber

This book offers an understanding of the critical importance of grandparents in a grandchild's life and the many roles that are played, each offering insight and an opportunity to love, teach, and support.


Making Your Second Marriage a First-Class SuccessMaking Your Second Marriage a First-Class Success

by Doug Moseley, Naomi Moseleyr

The Moseleys draw on their own experiences, and examples witnessed in their counseling practice, to lay out some seemingly simple but actually profound advice in matters of communication. A very helpful book on an important subject.


Older MothersOlder Mothers: Conception, Pregnancy and Birth After 35

by Julia Berryman et al

The biological clock is of concern to all women over 35 who want to combine careers and motherhood. For these women, their families, and the health professionals who care for them, this is a readable book explaining what makes the clock tick. It is also timely and important because older mothers make up the fastest-growing group of parents. A rich source of information about the experience of later motherhood.


Taking Charge of Your FertilityTaking Charge of Your Fertility:
The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

by Toni Weschler

Are you unhappy with your current method of birth control? Or are you demoralized by your quest to have a baby? Do you also experience confusing signs and symptoms at various times in your cycle, but are frustrated by a lack of simple explanations? This invaluable resource will help you find the answer to your questions while giving you amazing insights into your own body. It also features thorough, easy-to-understand explanations of hormones, the menstrual cycle, and menopause, along with fertility tests and treatments and their long- and short-term side effects.


The Memory CureThe Memory Cure: How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease

by Majid Fotuhi

This book describes the complicated neurology of the brain in an easy to follow manner. Also, Dr. Fotuhi describes (in plain language) the latest alzheimer's research findings and discusses their implications. Extremly useful and easy to read, it covers the latest research on brain and memory, in addition to giving tips on how to prevent memory loss.


Forever Fifty and Other NegotiationsForever Fifty and Other Negotiations

by Judith Viorst

The author writes about the foibles of middle age with warmth and honesty. Her funny and compassionate poems shed a new light on the fine art of aging and will delight anyone who is now or forever fifty.


Stop Treating Me Like a ChildStop Treating Me Like a Child: (But First, Can You Lend Me Some Money?)

by Phyllis Lieber, Gloria S. Murphy

Stop Treating Me Like a Child addresses many issues and proposes concrete, sensitive remedies: new visions, new roles, new expectations of one another. With humor, insight, and many personal anecdotes bound to elicit nods of recognition, the authors walk us through the minefield of parent / adult children relationships towards a greater wisdom and togetherness.


Are We There Yet?Are We There Yet?

by Lori Clinch

Having four sons provides great fodder for writing a book about real-life parenting. With refreshing honesty, Lori Clinch relates true and hilarious experiences she has had raising her family. Her book is not meant to guide or tell you how to parent, but with a little luck may make you smile or realize that every parent follows a similar path riddled with the same obstacles.


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Plastic SurgeryEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Plastic Surgery but Couldn't Afford to Ask

by Alan Gaynor

Lives up to its title from first page to last; there's even solid information about how to take care of yourself so well that you won't need snips and tucks. The real message of the book, surprisingly, is that you don't have to spend a fortune to get equalized. In fact, it's entirely possible to enjoy the results of these operations without your friends and colleagues knowing that you've had them done.


The Relaxation & Stress Reduction WorkbookThe Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook

by Davis, Eshelman and McKay

One of the best books avaliable for reducing anxiety and stress, it's also useful for a wide variety of related problems such as depression and sleeping difficulties. Each chapter details a specific anxiety reduction strategy: diaphragmatic breathing, self-hypnosis, thought stopping, and at the start of the book, there is a self quiz to help determine which chapters would best meet your individual needs.


The Autobiography of Santa ClausThe Autobiography of Santa Claus

by Jeff Guinn

An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol' Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic–one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!


The Smart Woman's Guide to Plastic SurgeryThe Smart Woman's Guide to Plastic Surgery: Essential Information from a Female Plastic Surgeon

by Jean M. Loftus, MD

Whether it is for augmentation, liposuction, or a lift, women often go into plastic surgery without being aware of all the aspects. This book, written by a female plastic surgeon, gives an objective, knowledgeable overview of the different procedures and includes topics such as decision making, smart questions to ask, expectations, possible complications, and recovery.


Smart MovesSmart Moves: Your Guide Through the Emotional Maze of Relocation

by Audrey T. McCollum, Stuart Copans, Nadia Jensen

Smart Moves wiII prepare the mover for the emotional consequences of the impending separation from familiar support systems; it is a guide to clarifying roles, developing new roles and relationships, and strengthening ties to loved ones.


Steiner's How-To-Move HandbookSteiner's Complete How-To-Move Handbook

by Shari Steiner

This is the most complete book on moving. It delivers the promised information (and a lot of things you may not have known you needed to know) in a very readable and entertaining text. Some of its best features include the great worksheets, charts, sample forms, lists and timelines which will assist anyone in planning and accomplishing a successful move.


Older Women, Younger MenOlder Women, Younger Men

by Felicia Brings and Susan Winter

This book handles a timely, yet touchy subject in a tasteful manner. It is written primarily around couples where the female is at least 10 years older than the male in her life.


Compass and Map NavigationCompass and Map Navigation: The Complete Guide To Staying Found

by Michael Hodgson

Michael Hodgson offers alternatives. Why get lost when you can stay found by reading this easy to understand and complete map and compass book? Step by step instructions and detailed illustrations help to bring out the navigator in us all!


The Rose That Grew From Concrete
by Tupac ShakurThe Rose That Grew From Concrete

by Tupac Shakur

A collection of poetry written by the late rapper between 1989-1991 before he became famous. The contents of this unique volume are passionate, sometimes angry and often compelling.

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When the cast of The Lion King form a dreamy a cappella backdrop to Danny Glover and Afeni's reading of "A River that Flows Forever," it's like heavenly bliss.

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The Pilates BodyThe Pilates Body

by Brooke Siler

This is the latest in a string of books dedicated to this fitness program which offers exercises divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Each exercise is given a 2-page spread of its own and the book is perfect for anyone looking for program that promises results, requires a minimum of time and can be done at home or while traveling.


Snoring and Sleep ApneaSnoring and Sleep Apnea

by Ralph Pascualy, MD, Sally Warren Soest

This book is for people who have or suspect they have Sleep Apnea, a potentially fatal sleep disorder that affects approximately 20 million Americans. It includes information on new surgical techniques and the latest oral appliances for relief of snoring and sleep apnea.


Say Goodnight to InsomniaSay Goodnight to Insomnia

by Gregg D. Jacobs

This book is a blessing and a must for those suffering from insomnia. It provides a drug free program to help you get back to sleep again.


What No one Tells The BrideWhat No one Tells The Bride

by Marg Stark

A sane, funny and insightful look into marriage. It explores the feelings of independent women who are entering into a commitment that fosters dependence.


Listening To MidlifeListening To Midlife

by Mark Gerzon

The author brings a sense of enthusiasm to those of us dreading the second part of our lives. The book prompts middle-agers to resist change, postpone procrastination, get untrapped and reveal their hidden selves.


Screaming To Be HeardScreaming To Be Heard

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD

Dr. Vliet presents her crusade to debunk myths and misinformation on women's health issues. This comprehensive text discusses loss of sex drive, menstrual migraines and the most recent medical discoveries and products.


Strong Women and Men Beat ArthritisStrong Women and Men Beat Arthritis

by Miriam E. Nelson, et al

This team of researchers present a 16-week home exercise program with simple illustrated instructions. The program also includes a nutritional plan as well as a discussion of medications and alternative treatments


The Bald TruthThe Bald Truth: The First Complete Guide to Preventing and Treating Hair Loss

by Spencer David Kobren

In this book consumer advocate, David Spencer Kobren examines the largely unregulated baldness treatment industry and tells how after years of research, he successfully treated his own hair loss and how you can too.


Milady's Standard Hair Coloring ManualMilady's Standard Hair Coloring Manual

by Deborah Rangl

This easy to comprehend book introduces students and new salon professionals to a better understanding of the application techniques used by colorists. It also provides tips for building one's own business.


Radical HonestyRadical Honesty

by Brad Blanton, PhD

Subtitled, How To Transform Your Life By Telling The Truth, this is not a kind and gentle self help book. It is, instead, a shocking, entertaining and profound statement on how the stress of telling lies affects our everyday lives..


The Complete Book of Breast CareThe Complete Book of Breast Care

by Niels H.Lauersen, Eileen Stukane

The authors cover all the current methods of preventive care, diagnosis and treatment of breast maladies. They provide a wide range of methods for protecting the breasts in daily life. Text is lucid and well illustrated.


Get Rid of the BluesGet Rid of the Blues

by Mary T.Johnscon

Author and nurse Mary T. Johnscon has written a book packed with science-based information on spider and varicose veins that is easy for the lay person to understand. Get Rid Of The Blues is for the millions of people who think there is no way to prevent spider and varicose veins and for those who think they have to live with them..




Smile: How Dental Implants Can transform Your Life

by Drs Michael Wiland and Michael Mastromarino with Joseph Pipolo

This is a clearly written, expertly illustrated and uniquely thorough consumer guide book which explains the technical details of dental implants. It is easy to read, entertaining and a welcome resource to those who seek clarification on an important subject.
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