Covering topics such as boosting brain health through diet, and spirituality and ageing, here’s our pick of the latest books to put on your bookshelf.
Better Brain food: Eat to Cheat Dementia and Cognitive Decline
Dietitian Ngaire Hobbins provides evidence-based advice on food and lifestyle strategies to support good brain health in her latest book, Better Brain Food.
Co-authored with recipe developer and food stylist Michelle Crawford, the book includes over 70 recipes to complement the discussion on the science of nutrition and cognitive health.
The book covers topics such as understanding the brain, feeding your brain to prevent dementia, eating for brain maintenance, and gut health.
Ms Hobbins said eating to support the body and brain in ageing and promote peak brain function is just as important as physical and mental activity and staying socially connected.
Ms Hobbins is also the author of Eat to Cheat Dementia and Eat to Cheat Ageing.
Better Brain Food was published this month by Murdoch Books.
The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing
Registered nurse and Anglican priest Elizabeth MacKinlay explores the latest theory and research on the spirituality of ageing in this revised edition.
The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing presents the findings of new research on baby boomer spirituality, and draws on in-depth interviews with older people to address key ideas in this field of research.
The book explores how spirituality for the baby boomer generation is important but different from previous cohorts, with fewer being practicing members of a religious faith.
The book also includes a new chapter on the spirituality of older people in multicultural and multifaith societies.
Professor MacKinlay was the inaugural director of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies at St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra, and is a Professor in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University.
The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing, 2nd edition is published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
A book launch is being held by the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture in Canberra on 20 August.
An Australian Story: Twilight House 1915 – 2015
Twilight Aged Care, one of the oldest not-for-profit aged care providers in NSW, has published a new book about its rich and extensive history.
Historian Ron Ringer charts the journey of the organisation against the backdrop of events on the world stage and Australia’s developing identity.
From the ‘White Ribbon’ movement, the beginnings of feminism, Australia’s welfare policy and response to war, this historical narrative provides insight into the Twilight story and the story of aged care in Australia.
The book also captures the legacy of a brave and pioneering group of women who influenced the development of aged care in Australia.
The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt will officially launch the book on Friday.
For more information on An Australian Story: Twilight House 1915-2015, click here.