By Wendy L. Miller, Gene D. Cohen, Teresa H. Barker
Via their medical examine and medical 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 in periods of grave disease, therefore surroundings apart the conventional paradigm of getting older as a time of decline. Cohen, one among the founding fathers of geriatric psychiatry, describes what occurs to the mind because it a while and the capability that's frequently neglected. Miller, an expressive arts therapist and educator, highlights tales of artistic progress in the middle of disease and loss encountered via her scientific perform. jointly, Cohen and Miller express that with the best instruments, the uncharted territory of getting older and disorder can, in truth, be navigated. during this booklet, the reader reveals the true tale of not just Cohen's trust in capability, but additionally how he and his kinfolk creatively used it in dealing with his personal serous overall healthiness 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 existence, without or with well-being, even to our loss of life. Cohen and Miller draw deeply all alone classes realized as they try via getting older, sickness, and loss inside their very own kin and finally Cohen's personal premature loss of life. What occurs whilst the specialist on getting older starts to age? And what occurs whilst the therapist who is helping others deal with sickness and loss is pressured to confront her personal responses to those stories? the result's a richly informative and emotional trip of growth.