Working with toxic older adults: a guide to coping with difficult elders
Older adults, like all individuals, have different personalities and temperaments. According to Dr. Davenport, toxicity in older adults manifests itself in negative behaviors and attitudes that can adversely impact interactions with health professionals, caregivers, and family members. Davenport presents theories and case examples to help us understand this phenomenon and provides useful techniques for caring for toxic elders. A valuable practical guide for social workers, therapists, caregivers, and students.
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Why the Focus on Toxic Agers?
How Do We Know They Are Toxic?
Are Toxic Agers Found in All Groups?
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