By Wendy L. Miller,Gene D. Cohen

ISBN-10: 0199371415

ISBN-13: 9780199371419

via their clinical examine and scientific perform, husband and spouse crew Gene D. Cohen and Wendy L. Miller exposed new clues approximately how the getting older brain can construct resilience and proceed development, even during periods of grave affliction, therefore atmosphere apart the conventional paradigm of getting older as a time of decline. Cohen, certainly one of the founding fathers of geriatric psychiatry, describes what occurs to the mind because it a while and the aptitude that's usually ignored. Miller, an expressive arts therapist and educator, highlights tales of inventive development in the course of sickness and loss encountered via her scientific perform. jointly, Cohen and Miller express that with the proper instruments, the uncharted territory of getting older and sickness can, actually, be navigated. during this ebook, the reader unearths the genuine tale of not just Cohen's trust in capability, but additionally how he and his kin creatively used it in dealing with his personal serous future health demanding situations. With Miller's insights and expressive mental writing, Sky Above Clouds tells the interior tale of ways perspective, neighborhood, creativity, and love form a lifestyles, without or with well-being, even to our loss of life. Cohen and Miller draw deeply on their lonesome classes realized as they fight via getting older, sickness, and loss inside their very own relatives and at last Cohen's personal premature demise. What occurs whilst the specialist on getting older starts to age? And what occurs whilst the therapist who is helping others do something about disease and loss is compelled to confront her personal responses to those reports? the result's a richly informative and emotional trip of growth.

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