- 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
- increase self-esteem
- decrease feelings
- lower blood pressure
- heighten mental
- 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