Elder Rage: Or, Take My Father-- Please! : how to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

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Impressive Press, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 346 pages
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Elder Rage, or Take My Father... Please: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents--is a riveting true story as well as an extensive self-help book, with solutions for effective management, medically and behaviorally, of challenging elders who resist care. Jacqueline Marcell's poignant and often-humorous story of caring for her challenging elderly father and sweet but frail mother, addresses issues like how to get an obstinate elder to: give up driving, accept a caregiver, see a different doctor, take medication, go to adult day care, move to a new residence, etc. Includes: Behavior Modification Guidelines, 25 Q&A's=How Do I Handle My Elderly Loved One Who...?, Long-Term Care Insurance, Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's, How is Alzheimer's Diagnosed, Three Stages of Alzheimer's, Startling Statistics, Other Diseases That Act Like Alzheimer's, Jacqueline's Top Ten Recommendations, Hope For The Future, The Search for the Cure, Valuable Resources, Recommended Reading. Internationally known dementia specialist, Rodman Shankle, MS MD, contributes the Addendum: A Physician's Guide to Treating Dementia. Over 50 endorsements include: Hugh Downs, Regis Philbin, Dr. Dean Edell, Duke University Center for Aging, Dr. Nancy Snyderman/ABC News, Leeza Gibbons, Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Rudy Tanzi/Harvard Medical School, and The Johns Hopkins Memory Clinic. http://www.elderrage.com

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User Review  - karenriner - LibraryThing

I read Elder Rage in quick time and could not put it down! Didn't want a how to "guide"...I wanted a real life true story with all the blood and guts, because my siblings and I are facing some very ... Read full review

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As I began my first "baby steps" at caring for my aging parents, two short months ago, I realized immediately that I needed help and understanding just as much as my parents do! Though I have seen the destructive results of dementia many times over in my professional life, in one capacity or another with seniors, it was always easy to disassociate because it was my job, they were not MY parents after all, my parents won't get this way... Helping another with the problem...never worrying about the time it would become "my turn". Oh how I wish I had read this book earlier. How much pain could I have helped others with and now, with my own family? Thank YOU Jacqueline, for sharing your story with us. None of us are "immune" and I will now be able to help my own children, help me down the road when it is finally, my own turn. A MUST READ and folks...take my advice please, read it BEFORE you need it !! 



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Former professional photographer, college professor and television executive, turned author / publisher / speaker and eldercare advocate, because of her experience of caring for her elderly parents.

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