Talking with Your Aging Parents

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Shambhala, 1987 - Social Science - 220 pages
Strategies, skills, and support for communicating effectively with elderly relatives on difficult issues like failing health, legal and financial matters, and family problems.

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Shambhala, dist. by Random. Apr. 1987. c.206p. bibliog. index. ISBN 0-87773-390-2. $16.95. soc sci/psych Communication between elderly parents and adult children about changes in lifestyle created by ... Read full review


An Introduction
Understanding Your Family and Older Relatives

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