Caring for the Parents who Cared for You: What to Do when an Aging Parent Needs You

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Carol Publishing Group, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 242 pages
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"Written in a simple, straightforward style, Caring for the Parents Who Cared for You abandons the usual "medical talk" in favor of honest, practical advice. Kenneth P. Scileppi, M.D., has years of experience working with the elderly and their children, and he infuses this comprehensive and extremely important work with compassion and understanding." "Readers will receive step-by-step instructions enabling them to calm a nervous parent, stop those endlessly repeated questions, and deal with unreasonable suspicion and distrust." "Additionally, Dr. Scileppi provides practical methods, both behavioral and medicinal, that teach the reader what really works for insomnia and how to control incontinence, constipation, poor appetite, and weight loss. The book warns of the problems most encountered in dealing with health care professionals, such as dangerous common medicines routinely prescribed by physicians untrained in the special care of the elderly. Dr. Scileppi also explains exactly what kinds of tests to demand from the doctor in order to prevent tragic mistakes." "Taking care of an aging parent can be extremely stressful. Dr. Scileppi offers practical advice on how to cope with this difficult situation, whether the parents are in the same house or a thousand miles away. Caring for the Parents Who Cared for You teaches readers everything they need to know about being their parent's parent."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Why Parents Fail
3
What to Do First
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The Inner Workings of a Failing Mind
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