Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy?: Getting to Yes with Competent Aging Parents

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Publisher:VanderWyk&Burnham, Oct 30, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 278 pages
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These dilemmas and more are resolved in this practical and helpful book written-with you in mind-by two family-focused therapists. The authors prescribe a simple problem-solving model that proves useful for any dilemma you may encounter as the child of aging parents. Read the introductory chapters on how to talk with your parents so that you and they can communicate productively. Find out how to break an impasse and how to S.U.R.V.I.V.E. the process of making things better for everyone, including yourself. This second edition goes beyond problem solving to help you avoid new problems before they begin, and also explains why assisted living is not a solution for everyone. Book jacket.
 

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Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy? How to Resolve the Most Common Dilemmas with Aging Parents

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Clinical social worker Ilardo and clinical psychologist Rothman codirect the Center for Adult Children of the Elderly and the Center for Caregiver Studies in Scarsdale, NY. Here, they have simply ... Read full review

Contents

Your Parents Will Talk
11
At an Impasse?
17
Solve the Problems That Are Driving You Crazy
29
1 My father can no longer drive safely but he refuses
45
of Mom and Dad
60
4 My mother clearly needs to see a doctor but
67
parents and everyone calls me for help
80
7 My 82yearold father wants to marry a woman
89
16 My father insists on taking care of my mother
150
17 My parents fight like cats and dogs and now
158
18 My brother and I disagree with our stepmother
165
19 My mother is going to a doctor I think is a quack
173
20 My fathers public behavior embarrasses me
179
21 My mother is no longer stable on her feet but
185
22 My mother moved in with us and its not working
192
23 My sister is stealing from our mother
200

8 My mother is doing fine but she wont listen
97
9 My husband resents my fathers demands on me
103
10 My mother wont discuss endoflife issues
110
11 My mother cant manage her checking account
118
12 My sister volunteered to take care of my mother
125
13 My father refuses to wear his hearing aids even
131
14 My mother treats my brother like a god but
137
15 My father wants to move in with us but
144
24 My mothers handyman borrows money from
207
Avoiding BlundersPreventing Problems
221
Working with Your ParentsMore Dilemmas
242
The Assisted Living OptionPoints to Ponder
256
In a NutshellGuidelines for a Caring Partnership
264
Notes for My Own Situation
271
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