Aging Parents, Aging Children: How to Stay Sane and Survive

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 165 pages
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Sandwiched between the escalating needs of their aging relatives and their own children, today s adult children are caught in an intergenerational squeeze. This self-help book, highly readable and upbeat, with readily identifiable case examples, speaks clearly and directly to Boomers and other caregivers, addressing the feelings that come into play within themselves and their family system. Liberally sprinkled with readable, easy to identify clinical examples, Aging Parents, Aging Children helps the reader to gain a foothold on their own very personal situation by identifying and shoring up their own strengths. The authors help readers to understand the various contemporary family configurations with their intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics. They explain how our respective belief systems shape our actions in interacting with aging parents. Completely up-to-date research findings in an action-oriented context support practical, easy-to-apply information to help families to cope better during this potentially stressful period of life."

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Nearly 44 million Americans now provide care for elderly relatives, often while raising children and holding down full-time jobs. The ranks of informal caregivers will increase dramatically, as will ... Read full review

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The Sandwiched
Philosophies Beliefs and Traits
A Kaleidoscope of Families Tied and Untied
Sizing It Up
Planning Developing a Blueprint
Money Money Money
Alzheimers Disease
The Road to Placement
When Your Parent Is on the Difficult Side
Emotions in Everyday Life
Caring for You the Caregiver
A Primer for Demystifying the Maze
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Miriam K. Aronson, Ed.D. and Marcella Bakur Weiner, Ph.D. are respected authors, teachers and practitioners in the area of gerontology. Dr. Aronson, a founder of the National Alzheimer s Association, is on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has many publications in gerontology. She has lectured nationally and internationally and has been interviewed by major media. She has a private geriatric care management practice and consults to geriatric service providers including hospitals, medical practices, nursing homes, assisted living, and adult medical day care. She lives in New Jersey. Dr. Weiner has conducted workshops in the U.S.A. and in most countries abroad, is published widely, including The Starr Weiner Report on Sex and Sexuality that attracted national attention, including interviews by numerous newspapers, magazines and media. As a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Weiner is an active member of the Media Committee. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City and maintains a private psychotherapy practice. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.