Before I Forget

Before I Forget Author B. Smith
ISBN-10 9780553447132
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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“I know where I’m going. I’m still myself. I just can’t remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I’ll say to myself, What are we going to do? How long are we staying? It’s like I’m talking to my other self—the self I used to be. She tells me, This is what we need to buy—not that. I’m conscious of that other self guiding me now.” Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer's patient. She’s not alone. Every 67 seconds someone newly develops it, and millions of lives are affected by its aftershocks. B. and her husband, Dan, working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, unstintingly share their unfolding story. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn about dealing with Alzheimer's day-to-day challenges: the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, coming research that may tip the scale, as well as lessons learned along the way. At its heart, Before I Forget is a love story: illuminating a love of family, life, and hope. From the Hardcover edition.

Before I Forget

Before I Forget Author B. Smith
ISBN-10 9780553447125
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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"Working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, B. and her husband, Dan, share B.'s unfolding story on dealing with early-onset Alzheimer's. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn in small bites about dealing with Alzheimer's disease's day-to-day challenges, the family tensions, and ways of coping, as well as gain tips on diet and exercise from a lifestyle maven using her decades of expertise in a new and unexpected way"--

Before I Forget Love Hope Help and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer s

Before I Forget  Love  Hope  Help  and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer s Author B. Smith, F.
ISBN-10 0553447122
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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Supermodel, restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling with a tag she never expected to add to that string: early onset Alzheimer's patient. Working with "Vanity Fair" contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, B. and her husband, Dan, unstintingly share B.'s unfolding story. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with Lessons Learned, their practical and helpful advice, readers travel with them as they learn to deal with Alzheimer's day-to-day challenges, the family tensions, and ways of coping. At its heart, though, "Before I Forget"is a love story: illuminating a love of family, life, and hope. Though filled with scary moments and dark days, it is ultimately an uplifting account, coming out at a time of exciting medical progressthat may not help B. in time, but will ultimately help us all combatthis dreaded deadly disease."

Before I Forget

Before I Forget Author Leonard Pitts, Jr.
ISBN-10 1572846526
Year 2009-03-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Agate Publishing
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This powerful novel of three generations of black men bound by blood — and by histories of mutual love, fear, and frustration — gives author Leonard Pitts the opportunity to explore the painful truths of black men's lives, especially as they play out in the fraught relations of fathers and sons. As 50-year-old Mo tries to reach out to his increasingly tuned-out son Trey (who himself has become an unwed teenaged father), he realizes that the burden of grief and anger he carries over his own estranged father has everything to do with the struggles he encounters with his son. Part road novel, part character study, and part social critique, and written in compulsively readable prose, Before I Forget is the work of a major new voice in American fiction. Pitts knows inside and out the difficulties facing black men as they grapple with the complexities of their roles as fathers.

Before I Forget

Before I Forget Author Fiona Phillips
ISBN-10 9781409006732
Year 2010-09-16
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Fiona Phillips is one of our best-loved television presenters. Well-known for being warm, chatty and down to earth, she attended her local comprehensive in Southampton before studying English in Birmingham. For over twelve years she presented GMTV, during which time she interviewed some of the most famous and influential people on the planet, from film stars to royalty, politicians to local heroes. But in August 2008 Fiona announced that she was to quit the job she loved, revealing that her father, Phil, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's just a year after her mother had died of the same disease and that she had decided to devote more time to him and to her family. Before I Forget is a wonderfully honest account of growing up in the 1960s and 70s within a complex family. During her childhood her father could sometimes be distant and demanding which both saddened her and drove her to succeed, her mother always the devoted wife and the steady heart of the family. When Fiona lands the job at GMTV she revels in how proud they are of her achievement. When her mother and then her father succumb to Alzheimer's we share in Fiona's sadness as she movingly describes watching them fade away, one moment interviewing George Clooney the next taking a call from Pembrokeshire Social Services to say that her mother had wandered away from her care home. Before I Forget is an extraordinary book which will resonate with Fiona's millions of fans and the millions of people who day-by-day are going through, or have gone through, the same experiences.

Outsmarting Alzheimer s

Outsmarting Alzheimer s Author Kenneth S. Kosik
ISBN-10 9781621452447
Year 2015-12-29
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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An easy-to-follow, research-based guide to the simple, low-cost choices that give the reader the power to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia; slow the progression of the disease; and mitigate symptoms and improve well-being. Did you know that eating grilled meat could increase your risk of being struck down by dementia? Or that getting on the treadmill can help keep your brain sharp? The dozens of choices you make over the course of any average day — ordering the curry vs. the samosas, reading the newspaper vs. watching the news — really can determine whether you'll develop Alzheimer's years from now as well as how quickly the disease will progress. The US government pours an annual $480 million into Alzheimer's research, but effective medical treatments remain elusive. The good news is that you have the power to outsmart this terrifying disease. Based on the latest scientific research, Outsmarting Alzheimer's gives you more than 75 simple lifestyle prescriptions in the six key areas with the most scientific evidence for protecting your brain health: S=Social Smarts M=Meal Smarts A=Aerobic Smarts R=Resilience to Stress Smarts T=Train Your Brain Smarts S=Sleep Smarts These easy, low-cost, and fun brain-boosting activities include: throwing dinner parties; playing video games; snuggling with someone you care about; and dancing. By sharpening your Brain SMARTS with these quick tips, you can boost your mental edge and prevent or slow memory loss, cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer's. Plus, Outsmarting Alzheimer's features: *a personalized 3-week plan to help you put these prescriptions into action *almost 40 easy and delicious brain-boosting recipes *50 interactive brain-training games *a simple and effective 7-minute workout *special sections for caregivers to help them help their loved ones put the plan into effect If you have a family history of Alzheimer's disease, Outsmarting Alzheimer's can help you delay and even stop this debilitating disease years before it develops. If you've noticed a few symptoms,Outsmarting Alzheimer's can help you determine whether they are related to normal aging or whether you should mention them to your doctor. If you do have mild cognitive impairment,Outsmarting Alzheimer's offers scores of simple strategies to slow the progression of the disease as much as possible. If you or a family member already have a dementia diagnosis,Outsmarting Alzheimer's offers effective strategies for managing symptoms, improving quality of life, and maintaining your current lifestyle for as long as possible. No matter where you are on the Alzheimer's spectrum,Outsmarting Alzheimer's can help you protect the health of your brain, and indeed, your total body.

Before I Forget

Before I Forget Author Melissa Hill
ISBN-10 9781848945319
Year 2009-07-09
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Abby's memories are her most precious thing. Even though they're sometimes painful, she can't stop herself looking back, reliving the love of her life. Until a freak accident means that she could lose it all: every memory and experience she has ever had. Abby can't believe it's true. She feels fine. She is fine. How could she possibly forget all those moments that make her who she is? She's determined to fight it. With the help of her friends and family, Abby makes a list of things she's always wanted to do. She's going to save her memory by having the most unforgettable year of her life ...

B Smith Cooks Southern Style

B  Smith Cooks Southern Style Author Barbara Smith
ISBN-10 9781416595434
Year 2009-11-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In B. Smith’s Southern Cooking A-Z, she explores the rich and diverse cuisines of the American South—from Cajun to creole, Soul food to “New Southern.” Laced with engaging anecdotes about culture and history, Smith’s recipes equal parts instructive and entertaining. Hers isn’t a cookbook for elaborate dinner parties or calorie counters, but rather a guide for those unafraid to smoke a pig and toss back a few sliders. From Smith’s mouthwatering catfish fingers to her Jambalaya, her Kentucky Burgoo, and the entertaining stories she tells while teaching you her tricks, B. Smith’s Southern Cooking A-Z will show even the most skeptical reader why the Wall Street Journal has hailed her as “One of the most formidable rivals of Martha Stewart.”

Heaven in High Gear

Heaven in High Gear Author Joan Brady
ISBN-10 1439117764
Year 2008-06-30
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Her cool sexy demeanor betrays nothing, but twenty-nine-year-old Heather Hurley suffers from major anxiety attacks -- her life in L.A. isn't going exactly as planned. Now, in a bar near her hometown on the Jersey shore, her future is about to change forever.... "Your panic is your friend. It loves you and it's just trying to protect you. The man who spoke to her was gorgeous: long dusky hair, faded jeans and a black motorcycle jacket. And before Heather could brush him off, his arm touched hers and the result was electric: she felt her fear and anxiety drop away. Who was this guy? "I am who you think I am." Oh, God. "That's very good. It's about time we straightened out a few things in your life." His voice was like a sanctuary, a safe and lovely haven, and she felt enveloped by a cloud of serenity. So begins Heather's journey toward discovering her life as it was meant to be: filled with the true meaning of love and the magic of realizing her dreams. For every woman who longs to embrace her true self, heaven in high gear is proof that you can always find your way, as long as you trust your heart.

Stop Alzheimer s Now

Stop Alzheimer s Now Author Bruce Fife
ISBN-10 9780941599986
Year 2016-04-11
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Piccadilly Books, Ltd.
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Over 35 million people have dementia today. Each year 4.6 million new cases occur world-wide -- one new case every 7 seconds. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Parkinson's disease, another progressive brain disorder, affects about 4 million people world-wide. Millions more suffer with other neurodegenerative disorders. The number of people affected by these destructive diseases continues to increase every year. Dementia and other forms of neurodegeneration are not a part of the normal ageing process. The brain is fully capable of functioning normally for a lifetime, regardless of how long a person lives. While ageing is a risk factor for neurodegeneration, it is not the cause! Dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders are disease processes that can be prevented and successfully treated. This book outlines a program using ketone therapy and diet that is backed by decades of medical and clinical research and has proven successful in restoring mental function and improving both brain and overall health. You will learn how to prevent and even reverse symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Huntington's disease, epilepsy, diabetes, stroke, and various forms of dementia. The information in this book is useful not only for those who are suffering from neurodegenerative disease but for anyone who wants to be spared from ever encountering one or more of these devastating afflictions. These diseases don't just happen overnight. They take years, often decades, to develop. In the case of Alzheimer's disease, approximately 70 percent the brain cells responsible for memory are destroyed before symptoms become noticeable. You can stop Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases before they take over your life. The best time to start is now.

Where the Light Gets in

Where the Light Gets in Author Kimberly Williams-Paisley
ISBN-10 9781101902950
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Crown Archetype
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"Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country megastar Brad Paisley. But in 2014, Williams-Paisley revealed a ... secret: her mother had been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called Primary Progressive Aphasia at the age of sixty-one. In [this memoir], Williams-Paisley tells the full story of her mother's illness, from diagnosis through the present-day, drawing on her memories of her relationship with the fascinating, complicated, and successful woman who raised her"--

The Mystery of Love

The Mystery of Love Author Marc Gafni
ISBN-10 0743442210
Year 2004-03-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A follow up to Soul Prints addresses the issues of love, passion, and sexuality, drawing on traditional Kabbalist texts to reveal ten spiritual guides to the creation of a loving and passionate existence. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Building Your Field of Dreams

Building Your Field of Dreams Author Mary Manin Morrissey
ISBN-10 9780307418487
Year 2009-10-14
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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Building Your Field of Dreams is both a compelling personal story and a practical and inspiring guide for anyone who has ever hoped for a better life. Mary Morrissey's own dreams were nearly shattered at age 16, when pregnancy forced her into a reluctant marriage that nevertheless became the crucible for remarkable lessons in faith. As she was tested by the near-death of one of her children, by life-threatening kidney disease, and by years of struggling to make ends meet, she clung to her determination to be a minister. Now, with powerful examples from many dream-builders she has known, she shows how anyone can identify their deepest desires, build a partnership with God, confront obstacles and failure, and overcome the mental blocks that keep us from our potential. It's a great message, compellingly delivered by a great teacher. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Regret

Regret Author Janet Landman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026963176
Year 1993
Pages 366
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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"We are a people who do not want to keep much of the past in our heads," Lillian Hellman once wrote. "It is considered unhealthy in America to remember mistakes, neurotic to think about them, psychotic to dwell upon them." Yet who in their lifetime has never regretted a lost love, a missed opportunity, a path not taken? Indeed, regret is perhaps a universal experience, but while poets and novelists have long explored its complexities, very little has been written from a scholarly perspective that examines this emotion. Now, in Regret, Janet Landman takes a lively and perceptive look at this multifaceted phenomenon. Much as Anthony Storr did in his best-selling Solitude, Landman here provides an insightful anatomy of an emotion, ranging far and wide to illuminate the nature of regret--what it is, how it changes you, how you experience it. She draws on a breathtaking variety of sources, ranging from psychology, economics, philosophy, and anthropology, to classic works of literature. We learn what people regret most--lack of education comes first, followed by employment, marriage, and children--and how regret differs from other emotions, such as remorse, disappointment, sadness, or guilt. In one of the most fascinating sections, Landman examines four "worldviews" of regret--the Romantic, the Tragic, the Comic, and the Ironic--as exemplified in four major novels: Great Expectations, Notes From Underground, The Ambassadors, and Mrs. Dalloway. In Dostoevsky, for instance, regret is a "poison of unfulfilled desires turned inward," destructive, incurable. Though it is common to regard regret as painful and destructive--being "stuck in the past" or "ruled by emotions"--Landman reveals some surprising benefits. At best regret is a dynamic changing process--one can transcend regret, and thus transform the self. In Anne Tyler's Breathing Lessons, for example, we witness how the characters Ira and Maggie Moran find themselves ready to move forward in their relationship only after they have accepted life's limits and losses without resignation or despair. "It is a good thing," Landman writes, "that the human mind is not limited by what actually exists, but works in such a way that it draws comparisons between what happens and what might have happened. It is in this ability to imagine alternatives, and the capacity to care about the particularities of experience, that we accomplish the task of becoming fully human." For anyone who has ever questioned, experienced, or avoided regret, here is a provocative and challenging look at this enduring emotion.

Solitude

Solitude Author John Selby
ISBN-10 1889797197
Year 1998
Pages 135
Language en
Publisher
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John Selby's newest guide to personal growth leads readers through a unique and rewarding journey of self-discovery and healing. Selby presents his professional counseling program in an easy-to-use format that combines guidance, respiration, and techniques for exploring your own personal process.Solitude includes: -- A step-by-step guide to overcoming loneliness and developing a loving relationship with yourself. -- An exploration of the creative and spiritual inner treasures to be gained by cultivating solitude. -- Guidelines on maintaining your own space in intimate relationships.