Caring for Your Aging Parents

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Sourcebooks, Inc., May 1, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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The fastest-growing segment of our population is people 85 and older, and many of them are now cared for by their children. This comforting and poignant guide bridges the gap between elderly parents and the adult children who care for them, with trusted answers to questions most asked by caregivers in this challenging situation. Covering health, finances, living arrangements, communication, and emotional struggles, Caring for Your Aging Parents offers caring, professional advice for the increasingly difficult decisions that caregivers face, including: Making the right choice between home care and assisted living Coping with memory-loss and dementia Expressing care and concern without sending mixed messages Counteracting negative behavior Encouraging other family members to help with caregiving Managing stress and taking care of yourself With a wealth of resources and reassuring answers, Caring for Your Aging Parents helps caregivers foster a loving, cooperative relationship with their parents in this new chapter of their life.
 

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This was the next best thing to a support group for me. It helped me to have some insite into what my 88yo mom was going thru with aging and losing her ability to take care of herself. It helped me ... Read full review

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this book was incredibly helpful in understanding my elderly mother. I'd recommend it to anyone dealing with elder parents.

Contents

Living on the Far Side
1
Missed Signals
13
Sending Straight Signals
33
Its All in the Family
49
Whos the Boss
67
Breaking Out of Old Destructive Patterns
89
How to Help Out Parents Compensate Constructively
117
Taking Care of Yourself as Well as Your Parent
131
How to Talk About Difficult Subjects
175
Dealing with Confusion and Memory Loss
197
What Does the Future Hold for Americas Seniors?
213
Resources
217
Bibliography
227
Index
231
About the Authors
243
Back Cover
245

When Your Parent Has to Move How to Find the Best Living Arrangements
157

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Bernard Shulman, MD is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University School of Medicine and a faculty member of the Alfred Adler Institute with more than 50 years experience as a psychiatrist.

Raeann Berman is a Knight Fellow at the University of Maryland College of Journalism.

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