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A Life Worth Living A Life Worth Living:
Practical Strategies for Reducing Depression in Older Adults
       
  • A unique book that presents a host of new tools for combating the depression that often accompanies the life changes associated with aging, A Life Worth Living features 11 innovative interventions -- built around everyday activities such as gardening, exercising, reading, and reminiscing -- that are designed to appeal to every older person. Appropriate for older adults living either independently, in congregate care, or even in long-term care settings, these interventions are so simple that they don't feel like therapy.
  • You'll find complete instructions for implementing each intervention as well as troubleshooting tips to help your program run smoothly. With this book, you don't need a background in psychotherapy to help plan effective programs that will
  • increase self-esteem
  • decrease feelings of loneliness
  • lower blood pressure
  • heighten mental acuity
  • Anyone working or dealing with older adults needs this book!
       

by Pearl M. Mosher-Ashley, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts

and Phyllis W. Barrett, Ph.D.
Professor of English at Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Paperback

352 pages

2nd edition
Pub 10/97

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