There is an average of one new case of dementia every four seconds.*
Dementia encompasses a range of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. They cause cognitive impairment and are much more likely to occur with age. Dementia has a serious effect on the lives of not only its sufferers, but also has a significant impact on their family and friends.
This book gives the basic information needed to understand what dementia is, how to recognise it, and, most essentially, how to deal with it, including details on:
The different types of dementia Risk factors and investigation The various treatments and supports available Daily living, diet, exercise and attitude. *Source: World Health Organization
Migraines are one of the most serious disabling medical conditions. In the UK, around one in five women, one in nine children and one in twelve men suffer from them. Are you one of them?
• Discover how to avoid your triggers
• Choose beneficial foods and supplements
• Understand conventional and alternative treatments
‘If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.’
George Eliot, Middlemarch
Having spent her life trying to patch up the souls of others, psychiatrist Linda Gask came to realise that being an expert in depression didn’t confer any immunity from it – she had to learn take care of herself, too. Artfully crafted and told with warmth and honesty, this is the story of Linda’s journey, interwoven with insights into her patients’ diverse experiences of depression -inextricably linked with problems in the past and the present such as vulnerability, fear, loss, loneliness, dependence and grief. She sets out to convey, in a new and original way, how it truly feels to experience this devastating illness, what psychotherapy is about, and the role of medication- and provides hope for those who suffer from depression and their loved ones whilst busting the stigma of mental illness.
Delve into this introduction to the popular practice of Pilates and learn all you need to know to energize your mind, body and spirit
Discover the wonders of Pilates with this easy-to-follow guide, filled with helpful tips and practical information on this low-impact yet highly effective exercise. This little book contains all you need to know to kick-start your at-home workout routine and improve posture, build strength and increase flexibility.
Whether it’s your first time on the mat or you’re a seasoned pro, the teachings in these pages offer the benefits of Pilates to everyone, no matter your fitness level. Containing step-by-step instructions for a variety of workouts – from beginner to advanced level – this book is the ultimate guide to developing your fitness in the comfort of your home.
This book includes:
– Breakdown of the Pilates system with guidance on the six core principles: concentration, control, centre, flow, precision and breathing
– Step-by-step instructions for 36 different Pilates exercises, with illustrations to guide you
– Uplifting quotations to inspire positive thinking and enhance your Pilates practice
A vibrant and fun activity book for 4-7-year-olds to help children overcome their worries and feel happy
Help your child explore their emotions and work through their worries while having lots of fun with the help of this engaging activity book. Worry Monsters uses the techniques employed by child psychotherapists, including mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to overcome feelings of anxiety and promote calm.
Let the Worry Monsters guide you and your child through a range of simple exercises, including:
– Find your battle cry to help you feel braver
– Get creative and draw your worry animal
– Find out what makes us all different, and why every one of us is special
And so much more!
Part of the new My Healthy Mind series from Vie, a thoughtful and inspiring range of activity and story books for children.
This book has been peer reviewed by a child psychologist, and there are explainers throughout just in case your child has questions about the activities.
I haven’t tasted chocolate for over ten years and now I’m walking down the street unwrapping a Kit Kat. Remember when Kate Moss said, ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’? She’s wrong: chocolate does.
At the age of 32, after ten years of hiding from the truth, Emma Woolf finally decided it was time to face the biggest challenge of her life. Addicted to hunger, exercise and control, she was juggling a full-blown eating disorder with a successful career, functioning on an apple a day.
Having met the man of her dreams (and wanting a future and a baby together), she embarked on the hardest struggle of all: to beat anorexia. It was time to start eating again, to regain her fertility and her curves, to throw out the size-zero clothes and face her food fears. And, as if that wasn’t enough pressure, Emma took the decision to write about her progress in a weekly column for The Times.
Honest, hard hitting and yet romantic, An Apple a Day is a manifesto for the modern generation to stop starving and start living.
This compelling, life-affirming true story is essential reading for anyone affected by eating disorders (whether as a sufferer or carer), anyone interested in health and social issues – and for medical and health professionals.
An interactive activity book for 9-12-year-olds on overcoming anxiety
You can conquer your worries. The power is within you!
We all experience anxiety from time to time. It can feel overwhelming and uncomfortable, and stops us from doing the things we enjoy – so what on earth can we do about it?
Be the Change: Be Calm will show you how to shut down anxiety with fun and simple ways to calm your mind by listening to what your body is telling you. Ever tried the half-salamander exercise? You should! And have you ever performed a body scan? Thought not. These amazing activities along with many others will become your toolkit to a calmer and happier life.
Award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick takes us on a fascinating journey to find out where anxiety comes from, looking at the power of storytelling in terms of training our brain to overcome worries. He also shows us what animals can teach us about dealing with stress AND introduces us to our second brain! Hello! It’s time to make CALM your superpower.
ARE YOU READY TO BE KIND TO YOUR MIND?
There are currently over 3.2 million people with diabetes in the UK, or 6 per cent of the adult population, and 85–90 per cent of these sufferers have type 2.
Diabetes mellitus is a disorder where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or doesn’t react properly to the insulin it produces, causing a build-up of glucose in the blood. Type 2 diabetes often smoulders on for a long time before it is recognised and diagnosed – it is believed that there are hundreds of thousands of undiagnosed cases in the UK.
This book gives the basic information needed to understand what type 2 diabetes is, how to recognise it, and, most essentially, how to manage it, including details on:
The symptoms of type 2 diabetes Risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how to reduce those risks The various medicinal treatments and support available Changes to daily routines, diet, exercise and attitude that can improve life with type 2 diabetes.
Ever wished your midwife lived next door so you could ask her for answers to your questions as soon as they came to mind? My Mini Midwife, by experienced midwife and lecturer D. J. Kirkby, is here to reassure you and provide all the guidance you need, anytime and anywhere. This handy and authoritative book gives clear answers to confusing questions, covering everything from conception to delivery and beyond: it will be invaluable for anyone who is planning or expecting a baby.
From the best-selling author of The Hedgerow Apothecary, The Garden Apothecary and The Hedgerow Apothecary Forager’s Handbook
Learn the sustainable and ethical art of the apothecarist with this beautiful photographic guide to working with herbs and spices to make healing remedies and delicious recipes.
Discover the fascinating properties and therapeutic benefits of everyday ingredients found in herb gardens and kitchen cupboards.
For centuries, herbalists and healers have looked to nature for remedies and have made salves, toddies, teas, balms and preserves as cures for common ailments and to add piquant aromas and flavours to dishes – and now you can too.
Inside you will find:
– Photographs to help you safely identify edible plants
– Advice on what is available in each season
– Guidance on how best to grow, prepare and preserve your herbs and spices
– Useful herbal remedies and delicious recipes to try
– The fascinating folklore and history of these majestic aromatic plants
Make the keto diet easy with this introduction to everything you need to know. Packed with FAQs and recipes, this book will be your guide to losing weight and discovering a host of potential health benefits within weeks.
Everyone’s heard about the low-carb keto diet but, like all diets, it can be difficult to know whether it’s for you and what you need to do. This book is simple to use and will answer all your essential questions about keto, including what the science of ketosis is, and what the health benefits and potential drawbacks are. You’ll also learn what to eat, what to avoid and how to stick to and even enjoy the diet.
Once you’re ready to start, you can delve into the many recipes specifically designed for keto dieters. From sugar-free blueberry muffins to mouth-watering butter chicken salad, the dishes in this book will leave you feeling nourished morning, noon and night.
Diets don’t have to be hard as long as you’re armed with the right tools and a positive mindset.
Losing weight has become the modern woman’s holy grail… everything will be better when we’re thin.
We’re obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet… Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we’ll never win, and which will never make us happy.
The Ministry of Thin takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty and perfection got out of control. Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day, explores how we might all be able to stop hating and start liking our own bodies again. And she dares to ask: if losing weight is the answer, what is the question?
Inhale calm, exhale your cares…
Find inspiration for your yoga practice every day with this book of uplifting quotations, mindfulness techniques and step-by-step guidance on the best-loved yoga poses to engage and energize both mind and body all year round.
Live life in colour
Throughout history, inspirational people of colour have fought against all odds for the right to be their unique selves. This collection of wise words from amazing icons is here to remind you to be yourself boldly and reach for your dreams unapologetically.
Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits
At the age of 55, record-breaking ultrarunner Mimi Anderson embarked on her most ambitious adventure yet. She wanted to become the fastest woman in history to run across America from Los Angeles to New York.
Her journey would cover 2,850 miles, 12 states and four time zones, dealing with extreme changes in terrain, weather and altitude along the way.
For 40 days, the determined mother of three pushed herself on and on for more than 2,000 miles across the vast continent, despite the onset of severe pain, until she was forced to make a crushing decision: carry on and risk never being able to run again or give up on her all-time goal.
What happened next set Mimi on a new, unexpected journey. She learned to face her fears and bounce back from defeat by taking up the new challenge of becoming a triathlete.
A follow-up to her first memoir Beyond Impossible, this next instalment in Mimi’s inspiring story proves that when one door closes, another opens – you just need the courage to swim, cycle and run through it.
When it comes to alcohol, less really is more. Drinking less means having more energy, more focus and more money. It’s a huge step to better health, better moods and a better life. Whether you’re keen to just cut down or wish to stop completely, this pocket-sized handbook has all the facts, advice and ideas you need to reshape your life in exactly the way you want.
This guide is for young people aged 11+ to introduce them to the power of Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community
Pride has different meanings for different people. It can be about protesting for equal rights for everyone, a celebration of our differences and identities, and a way of finding your tribe and a supportive community that values you and accepts you wholeheartedly.
Pride Power is a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and will help you to navigate pronouns and key terms, learn about the fascinating history of Pride and modern queer culture, highlighting game-changers and unsung heroes alike, from Marsha P. Johnson to Nick and Charlie in Heartstopper.
Inside you will:
– See what Pride is and why people celebrate it
– Learn about the game-changers in the LGBTQIA+ community
– Follow the essential timeline of queer world history
– Discover classic works of queer art, literature, music, TV and film
– See how you can be an advocate for Pride and everything it stands for
The future isn’t binary but it’s definitely exciting!
There’s more to being vegan than eating your greens…
A plant-based diet is the foundation of a vegan lifestyle, but you can do so much more to incorporate a cruelty-free approach into everyday life. Vegan Life highlights the simple, achievable ways you can show kindness to animals – and to the environment – not just with your choice of food but with the household products, clothing and cosmetics you buy too.
With tips on how to reliably spot vegan goods when shopping, DIY ideas for making your own organic cosmetic and cleaning products and, of course, essential recipes for delicious vegan food, this book makes it easy to live more ethically.
Let training commence
Attention! In your hand is an indispensable pocket-sized training manual for new dads. Written by ex-Commando and father of three Neil Sinclair, this no-nonsense guide will teach you everything you need to know to prepare for your biggest mission yet: parenthood. With step-by-step advice and Commando Dad Top Tips, this book will ensure you’re ready to parent with military precision.
Learn how to:
– Prepare base camp for your baby trooper’s arrival
– Survive the first 24 hours
– Establish feeding and sleeping routines
– Pack a survival kit for everything from light missions to long-term deployments
– Transport the troops successfully on manoeuvres
– Treat ailments and injuries with basic first-aid training
– Keep base camp tidy and square away tasks along the way
– Maintain morale in the ranks
And much, much more.
Designed to be used in the field from birth to 12 months, this resource provides the foundation to all the practical skills needed to become the ultimate protector to your newest trooper. As used by Prince William himself, this is the go-to training manual for fatherhood recruits!
A deck of 52 beautiful cards featuring mini meditations you can fit into your busy day, inspiring affirmations to repeat aloud, and soothing quotations from wise souls. The box also includes a booklet on mindfulness and a stand for displaying the cards.
You don’t need long hours of silence to feel the benefits of mindful meditation. There are so many little moments throughout the day when you can pause, be present and find peace within. Whether your goal is to dial down your stress levels or refresh your outlook on life, the journey begins with this box.
Alongside a pocket-sized booklet covering the essentials of mindfulness and mindful meditation, this box contains a set of 52 beautifully designed cards, each with a brief meditation on one side and either a calming affirmation or a wise quotation on the reverse.
Each card can be displayed individually using the wooden stand, allowing you to bring tranquil inspiration to any shelf, windowsill, desk or side table.
This is the perfect gift for anyone looking to bring a sense of peacefulness and presence into their daily lives.
– The box includes 52 individual cards, a 16-page booklet and a high-quality wooden stand
– Choose to display a mindful meditation, a soothing affirmation or an inspiring quote
– Beautifully presented and featuring bespoke card designs