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By Chapman Gary
Publisher: Moody Publishing
Across America and around the world, The Five Love Languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages from the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)

In Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade, coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer's, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia's dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss.
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By Buchanan, Missy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Living With Purpose In A Worn-Out Body is an exploration of the inner life shared by many persons in nursing homes and retirement centers. With compassion and honesty, Buchanan gives voice to mingled feelings of loss, gratitude, resignation, courage, loneliness, and love. Buchanan lets readers know the difficult feelings of those living an assisted life: the ambivalence about being alive so long, the struggle against self-pity, the frustrations of limited strength and movement. She also mines the joys of living: laughter among friends, seeing grandchildren grow up, sifting through happy memories. Well chosen passages from the Psalms and New Testament stir feelings of hope and a trust in God's will, allowing the reader to ... more
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By Riekse, Robert; Holstege, Henry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Whether you're preparing for the responsibility or are in the midst of caring for an elderly loved one, this complete guide from Focus on the Family provides the practical information you need--and a spiritual and emotional lifeline.

Topics include burnout; physical, emotional, and mental changes in aging; medical, financial, and legal help; elder abuse; choosing a care facility; and end-of-life decisions. Caregivers will also learn what the Bible says about caregiving and the keys to effectively fulfilling that role.

True stories throughout the guide share common concerns and a sense of support from those who have been there.

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By Piper, John
Format: Paperback
Publisher: CROSSWAY BOOKS
John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind.

They say it's a person's reward for all those years of labor. "Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way." But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose--and will kill a person more quickly than old age?

John Piper responds: "Lord, spare me this curse " And his resounding message is for anyone who believes there's far more to the golden years than accumulating comforts. It's for readers who long to finish better than they started, persevere for the right ... more

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By Buchanan, Missy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Author Missy Buchanan candidly shares both the heartaches elderly adults face and the hope they can find as they navigate the process of aging.
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By Maldonado, Jorge
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Abingdon Press
This book focuses on the basic elements a pastoral counselor uses to do his/her job or calling effectively. Maldonado emphasizes the importance of pastoral counseling to the church's mission; gives a list of pastoral counseling basics; guidance on counseling individuals, couples, and families; provides a model for an effective pastoral counseling ministry; and a comprehensive bibliography of useful resources.
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By Sigloh, Jane
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cowley Publications
Many of us are fast approaching the golden years of retirement, wondering with fear-and hope-what the future holds for us. And you won't find a better companion for the journey of aging than Jane Sigloh. She's witty, perceptive, and wise. A retired Episcopal priest, she is possessed of both reverent awe and irreverent honesty about the facts and fantasies of growing old. A voracious reader all her life, she interweaves the insights of Scripture, poetry, fiction, and philosophy into her memories and reflections on the challenges and opportunities that maturity bring. The result is like an ongoing conversation with an old friend. Dip into any of these essays and find a refreshing perspective, a humorous anecdote, or an int ... more
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By Job, Rueben
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Abingdon Press

Our best decisions about life's most important events are seldom made ina time of crisis. Living Fully, Dying Well is a bookdesigned to assist us in making careful, wise and prayerful preparation for meetinglife's most important moments.
This book can be readalone or part of the eight session study see the Living Fully, Dying Well PlanningKit for more information about the studyor view a sample video clip here.

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By Tripp, Paul David
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Shepherd Press
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By Buchannan, Missy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Nationally recognized older adult advocate Missy Buchanan offers a compassionate look at the concerns of two generations adult children and their parents as they struggle with the fears and frustrations of aging.

Buchanan invites readers of both generations to stand in each other's shoes through a series of 20 scenarios, presented as paired conversations with God. First she introduces the adult child's perspective on a common situation, such as the need for the parent to give up driving or move to a more manageable living arrangement. She follows with the older adult's feelings and concerns. Buchanan provides a scripture passage, suggestions to help both generations talk about and face the challenging situation, and ... more

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By Dunson, Mirlam
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Geneva Press
Finally, here is a Bible study guide that relates scripture to the unique needs of older people; one where God's story in scripture and the stories of older people find real connection.

Miriam Dunson selects ten Psalms to explore personal and spiritual issues of particular concern to older people. She opens avenues for rich study and reflection by including in each chapter a discussion of the Psalm's background, its meaning, and how it relates to older persons.

Designed for both personal and group use, the book also includes helpful discussion questions, suggestions for the group leader, and reference notes for those who wish to pursue further reading.

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By Snowdon, David
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Books
Time magazine hails this "moving, intensely personal account" of how a group of aging nuns and a dedicated scientist have joined forces to discover the secrets of a long and productive life.

Extraordinary media attention -- including the cover of Timemagazine, major features in The New York Times and USA Today, plus "The Today Show" and "NBC Nightly News" -- heralded the hardcover publication of this landmark book by one of the world's leading experts on Alzheimer's disease. Dr. David Snowdon has made headlines internationally with his research findings. But perhaps even more compelling is the human story of the hundreds of Catholic sisters, ranging in age from seventy-four to one hundred and six, who gave the Nun Stud ... more

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By Morse, Louise
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Monarch Books
A unique worship resource that includes practical suggestions for visiting and offering spiritual support to those with dementia

Often dementia hides the person from us, but never from God. "We have accounts of people with dementia coming to faith on hearing the gospel," says Louise. "God never gives up, and neither should we. Visiting and supporting, ministering and caring is not about what it does for us, but what it means to the person with dementia."

This practical book explains why Christians are called to care spiritually for people who may not be able to show their response. It assures us that once we commit our lives to Christ, His Holy Spirit comes to live in us, and He has promised never to leave us. This ... more

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By Atwell, Robert; Griffin, Emilie
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)
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By Adams, Jay Edward
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Timeless Texts
Most books that seek to help elderly persons major on sociological or psychological studies. Here is something different! Adams sets forth biblical commands and principles that will help pastors, families, and churches minister to elderly believers in a Godly manner. Adams applies scripture to the problems and opportunities of old age, dealing with the issues before they become problems.
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By Koenig, Harold George; Weaver, Andrew J.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Written by a new generation of recognized experts in pastoral care, these brief, foundational books offer practical advice to pastors on the most frequent dilemmas of pastoral care and counseling.
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By Bortz, Walter M., II; Tennant, Rich
Format: Paper Textbook
Publisher: For Dummies
What’ s the average human life span...72 years...78 years? Actually, science has determined that humans were designed to live 120 years, and that, until now, most people died too soon. It’ s also now clear that most of the maladies we commonly associate with aging, such as frailty, senility, and arthritis aren’ t part of nature’ s plan, but the result of other factors such as bad nutrition, disease, and disuse. Best of all is the news that, no matter how old you are or what shape you’ re in, you can take steps to reverse the aging process that has already occurred in you and to slow your rate of aging in the future.

You’ re never too old– or too young– to begin living a l ... more

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By Dr Seuss
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
If laughter is the best medicine, then "You're Only Old Once "is a delightful new defense against aging. Anyone who has ever submitted to a battery of medical tests will empathize with Dr. Seuss's Everyman as we follow him through his checkup with the experts at the Golden Years Clinic. From the initial Eyesight and Solvency Test through all the stops along Stethoscope Row to finally being "properly pilled" and "properly billed," Dr. Seuss lightens the aches and pains of growing old with his inimitable wit and wisdom. A perfect gift for anyone over 50
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By Wright, Walter C., Jr.; De Pree, Max O.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: IVP Books
Considering retirement can be daunting. How do you know how to best plan for the future? Now there's a helpful guidebook to lead you thoughtfully into the third third of life.In this brief workbook Walter C. Wright provides eight sessions to help those moving toward retirement plan out their next steps. Developed and field-tested at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership, this guide includes material for individuals and groups that will enable 50-somethings (and up) to prepare for the next chapter of life with confidence.
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By Griffin, Emilie
Format: Paperback
Publisher: IVP Books
"What wisdom do I bring to the later years? Nothing more than the wisdom of dwelling in the present moment. No more than the courage of God's promises. Nothing more than the courage to walk through sorrow. No more than the unlimited future of God's love." So, Emilie Griffin, author, teacher, spiritual director, writes in her seventy-fifth year. In these pages she reflects on the beauty and the difficulty of aging. Pain mingles with gratitude. With her we learn again how to draw close to the Lord who longs to guide us through. Ideal for both individuals and discussion groups, each chapter ends with reflection questions and a prayer. Discover a spirituality that will sustain you in the later years.
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By Penner, Lillian Ann
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Crossbooks Publishing
Maybe your grandchildren are living with you. Maybe they're thousands of miles away. Their parents may be spiritually rebellious or simply neglectful of the family's spiritual life, failing to make prayer and church attendance a regular part of their routine. But even if your grandchildren's parents have established a strong Christian home, busy schedules, jobs, parenting, and all the distractions of today's world conspire to distract or even destroy the family. How can you, as a grandparent, help? God gives grandparents a sacred trust-an opportunity to imprint another generation with the message of his faithfulness. You can stand in the gap by being a godly example for your grandchildren and by praying for them. Even gr ... more
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By Buchanan, Missy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Upper Room Books
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By Eyrich, Howard
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Focus Publishing (MN)
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By Sweeting, George
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Though growing older is often a challenge, God intends for our "golden years" to be happy and fulfilling. Offering insight on everything from health and humor to having a Christ-honoring attitude, senior Christian statesman Sweeting shows you how to lighten up, let go of your fear, do your giving while you're living, and finish with grace! 176 pages, softcover from Moody.
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By Hall, Julie
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them.

With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall walks Baby Boomers through the often painful challenge of dividing the wealth and property of their parents' lifetime accumulation of stuff. From preparation while the parent is still living through compassionately helping them empty the family home, The Estate Lady(R) gives invaluable tips on negotiating the inevitable disputes, avoiding exploitation from scam artists, and eventually ... more

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