Caring for Your Parents in Their Senior Years: A Guide for Grown-up Children

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Firefly Books, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 264 pages
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A Sensitive and Compassionate Book to Ensure Happiness

"Guidebooks tend to be either readable or useful, but Caring for Your Parents in Their Senior Years is both....[It contains] a wealth of information about the afflictions of old age and how children can help their parents."
Burton V. Reifler, MD, MPH,
The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, NC

"This book is highly recommended."
Barry Reisberg, MD,
NYU School of Medicine

For many of us, our first experience of aging comes with our parents. Squeezed between the competing demands of work, children, spouses and parents, it seems we simply cannot cope.

Caring for Your Parents in Their Senior Years is the first book on aging written expressly to help children help their elderly parents. With sections on housing and personal care, legal and financial planning, and grief and bereavement, this comprehensive guide teaches you how to handle aging in a healthy and caring fashion.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
10
2 Coming to Terms with Aging
71
3 Getting Started
89
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

William Molloy is a geriatrician who specializes in treating patients with dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease. He has worked with the elderly and their families for almost twenty years.

Both his parents died during the writing of this book, giving him a personal perspective on the issues facing children with elderly parents. He is the author of two previous best-selling books, Let Me Decide and Vital Choices.

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