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The Well Bookstore is now open for Walk-in customers on Sundays from 8:30-1:00.  Masks are required and social distancing protocols are in place.

The store is only open for curbside pickup and phone orders Monday through Thursday from 9:00-4:00.  You can call us to place an order 913-544-0240 or order online and choose "Pick Up at The Well." We will email you when your order is ready for pickup and let you know where our curbside pickup is located.  The Well Bookstore processes and ships online orders Monday through Thursday.  The Well is closed Fridays and Saturdays.

  
  

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36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss

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Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.

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Boomer Spirituality: Seven Values for the Second Half of Life

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Conversations with My Mother A Keepsake Journal for Celebrating a Lifetime of St

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When you were a kid, what were some of the things you dreamed of being when you grew up? What's something you wish you had asked your parents, but never did? These and other thoughtful questions will get Mom talking. One thing's for sure: Doing the interview will help make wonderful new memories, along with a volume that will be prized for generations to come.

Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet: Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults

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Each of the 30 stories provides more than just wisdom to the reader; it inspires the reader to find a way to overcome struggles and sorrows and to live with passion and hope for something more.
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Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Caregivers

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For the weary dementia or Alzheimer's caregiver

If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia, you carry a heavy load. On top of having to watch someone you love suffer, you are probably losing sleep, growing frustrated, and struggling with loneliness or even depression. With little to no help and no time for a break, this unrelenting stress is hard to carry.

Whether that's you or someone you know, the caregiver needs care, too. Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Caregivers provides that support.

Each daily devotion:

  • Is short, ideal for demanding schedules
  • Reflects on a relevant Scripture passage
  • Features a relatable caregiving story
  • Offers a key Scripture for meditation
  • Debbie Barr is a speaker, health educator, and the author of multiple books, including Keeping Love Alive As Memory Fades (coauthored with New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman). As a health educator with a deep concern and compassion for dementia caregivers, she saw their need for faith-based encouragement. With compassion and understanding she uses Scriptures to address their practical hardships and spiritual concerns.

    When the struggles seem insurmountable, this devotional offers strength. When stress floods in, it points to peace. And when darkness falls, it illuminates hope. Caregivers walk a long, difficult road. This devotional gives grace for their journey.

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    Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance (Special)

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    Updated and expanded for a new generation of leaders, Bob Buford's bestseller shows you how to make the second half of life more rewarding than the first.

    Are you ready to move into the second half of your life? Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life.

    In Halftime, Buford focuses on this important time of transition--the time when, as he says, a person moves beyond the first half of the game of life. It's halftime, a time of revitalization and for catching a new vision for living the second half, the half where life can be lived at its most rewarding. As Buford explains, "My passion is to multiply all that God has given me, and in the process, give it back."

    Features of this newly updated and expanded 20th Anniversary edition include a foreword by Jim Collins, the bestselling author of Good to Great; new questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter; brand new "halftime" stories of men and women enjoying a second half of significance; specific halftime assignments to guide readers into their second-half mission; an essay by Bob on "The Wisdom of Peter Drucker"; a special update from the author on how the halftime movement is growing nationally, and links to outstanding resources.

    Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Care about Has Alzheimer's: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends, and Caregivers

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    Navigating the challenging journey that families and friends of Alzheimer's patients must endure, this heartfelt guide reveals how their struggle is as complex and drawn out as the illness itself. Confronting their natural but difficult process of grieving and mourning, the study covers the inevitable feelings of shock, sadness, anger, guilt, and relief, illustrating the initial reactions people commonly feel from the moment of the dementia's onset. Healthy and productive ways to acknowledge and express these feelings are suggested along with 100 tips and activities that fulfill the emotional, spiritual, cognitive, physical, and social needs of those who care about someone afflicted with this debilitating disease. Special consideration is also shown for caregivers, whose grief is often complicated by the demanding physical attention that patients require.

    Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults

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    Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the needs of elderly persons shine through in this practical book that's chock-full of simple, creative ways to boost the joy of older adults. JOY BOOSTERS is perfect for families and friends of older adults, caregivers, senior residence facilities, and churches wanting to minister effectively to older adults. Don't miss an opportunity to make someone's day … or week.
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    Launch Your Encore: Finding Adventure and Purpose Later in Life

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    In 2011, the first of the 76 million baby boomers--nearly a quarter of the US population--began turning 65. Every day for the next fifteen years, over ten thousand of them will celebrate that birthday. And for the first time in history, this generation will enjoy many years post-career pursing meaning and purpose outside of traditional retirement. What will they do with that time? One thing is for sure: most of them want to find something meaningful. This book lays out the choices to be made to find fulfillment in the encore years of life.

    Launch Your Encore is a game plan for life after one's main-act career. Hans Finzel and Rick Hicks show boomers how to enter this new stage of life poised for personal satisfaction and contributions to society. They offer tested advice on finding new life potential and thriving in these later decades of life. With real-life examples of people who have made the transition from full-time work to volunteering, ministry, or even second careers, Launch Your Encore shows boomers how to make an impact later in life.

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    Let's Talk Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide

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    Let's Talk Dementia!Carol Howell, a Certified Dementia Specialist and caregiver to her mother, helps to educate the reader on the various forms of dementia. She also provides hands-on tips that make life easier for the caregiver and better for the loved one with dementia. The book is scattered with "smiles" that brighten the day. The author reminds the readers of her motto-"Knowledge brings POWER. Power brings HOPE, and HOPE brings SMILES."You've just got to laugh! "Let's Talk Dementia is an informative and reassuring guide that will help you through what, for many people, can seem like an overwhelming challenge. By making medical information easy to understand and providing practical tips for dealing with countless day-to-day situations, this handy book gives you everything you need." - Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, Best Selling Author and frequent guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS Morning Show, and many others"This is a well written book for the families affected by Alzheimer's disease. It is easy to understand and provides excellent education and guidance to the caregivers in their struggle to manage their relatives. This should be a must read for anyone involved in Alzheimer's care." - M. Reza Bolouri, MD"Spot on advice from someone who knows dementia. If someone you love has dementia, you need this book." - Dr. Steve OehmePublished in connection with Hartline Literary Agency, serving the Christian book community. Visit us at www.hartlineliterary.com.
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    Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body: Spiritual Encouragement for Older Adults

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    An exploration of the inner life shared by many persons in nursing homes and retirement centers.
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    Retirement as Spiritual Pilgrimage: Stories, Scripture, and Practices for the Journey

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    "Retirement as Spiritual Pilgrimage: Stories, Scripture, and Practices for the Journey" offers a Christian perspective on the personal dimensions of preparing for and living life beyond full-time work. First-person accounts of retirees, reflections on relevant passages of Scripture, and suggested spiritual practices provide insight and guidance for each phase of this journey. Questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter make this book suitable for use by both individuals and small groups (e.g., adult classes, small group studies.)

    Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement

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    Addresses the personal dimensions of transitioning from full-time work to retirement life.

    Spirituality of Caregiving

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    Henri Nouwen shares heartfelt insights on what it means to be a caregiver and to be cared for and how the caregiving relationship can lead to spiritual growth
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    Surviving Alzheimer's: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers

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    The book recommended by dementia experts and family caregivers as the most complete, practical guide to Alzheimer's and other dementias-now updated and expanded through end-of-life care.

    This new edition of Surviving Alzheimer's offers the best, most current thinking on how to help a loved one with memory loss and related symptoms without sacrificing YOU. You'll learn:

  • What's behind odd, frustrating behaviors like repetition, wandering, personality changes, bathing resistance, and aggression-and what you can do
  • How to defuse resentment, guilt, and family friction
  • What to say for better communication and more cooperation
  • Special advice for spouses, out-of-town caregivers, and other specific situations
  • 100s of confidence-raising solutions from top doctors, social workers, dementia specialists, and family caregivers
  • All in a fast, scannable format perfect for busy or overwhelmed dementia helpers.

    Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations for Older Adults

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    Buchanan candidly shares both the heartaches elderly adults face and the hopethey can find as they navigate the process of aging.
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    Voices of Aging: Adult Children and Aging Parents Talk with God

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    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 a closing prayer

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    Your Next Season: Advice for Executives on Transitioning from Intense Careers to Fulfilling Next Seasons

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    Fully dedicated to current career-check. Succession activities in progress-check. Financial planning underway-check. Retirement real estate books on the nightstand-check. But what exactly will you do after you leave your main-stage corporate career? And how will you get started?

    If you feel trepidation about retirement, or about what you will do next, you are not alone. Your Next Season brings you candid, unvarnished, authentic advice from hundreds of executives, who understand that the transition of "seasons" for an executive is one of the most fragile phases of adult life. Take comfort in this extraordinary book, which brings you companionship, empathy, encouragement, and sage advice-plus valuable tools to create your own purposeful and fulfilling Next Season.

    Remember, regardless of what you do next, you are taking along the very best part of your career...YOU!