Caring for the Parents Who Cared for You: Waht to Do When an Aging Parent Needs You

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Citadel Press, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 243 pages
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Offers advice on how to care for an aging parent, including how to calm a nervous parent handling distrust, and what questions to ask a doctor in order to prevent tragic mistakes.
 

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Contents

Why Parents Fail
3
Should I Worry?
7
What to Do First
23
The Inner Workings of a Failing Mind
42
When the Going Gets Tough
62
Helping a Failing Mind
68
Repetition
73
Nervous Confusion
76
Falling
127
Eating Disorders and Weight Loss
132
Coping With Sudden Decline
136
Dealing With the Outside World
146
Living Together
156
Making the Tough Decisions
169
Problems at the End of Life
183
The Right Time to Let Go
200

Getting Lost
83
Imagining Things
87
Emotional Outbursts
91
Distrust and Suspicion
96
Sleep Disturbances
100
H Bowel and Bladder Control
111
Afterword
214
Glossary
216
Drug Reference List
221
Alzheimers Disease Centers
231
Index
237
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