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This 'guidebook' by Drs. Aronson and Weiner is an invaluable resource to families who are under the yoke of these diseases. For it's not just the individual burdened with illness, but family members at all levels who find themselves in the role of caregivers who must deal 24/7 with incurable afflictions.
This edition walks you through the entire spectrum of these processes. From diagnosis to treatment, home care, and long term care facilities. It covers a spectrum of chronic diseases and provides information about some of the most common dilemmas. Specific resources for funding from government to private sources are discussed and a glossary of terms is provided to help you comprehend the complex issues that doctors, nurses, and social workers discuss with you. Specific cases are provided for you that almost invariably describe your situation and help you to develop an approach and find the resources to deal with it.
The psychosocial issues and complexity of family dynamics are also discussed at length. A self help guide discusses the emotional problems you have experienced while caring for your loved one and helps you to gain perspective and strength to continue to provide love and support.
As Thoreau said, 'It is the practical solutions to the problems of life that we need to find,' and this guide is the GPS navigation system for dementia and other chronic illnes
Posted March 14, 2007
As a practicing professional in the field of aging, I find 'Aging Parents, Aging Children' by Drs. Aronson & Bakur-Weiner to be timely, short, sweet, and very to the point. With seventy-seven million Baby Boomers currently turning sixty and ill prepared for what they will have to face in the very near future, how wonderful it is to have two established experts in the field guiding us through these troubled waters. Bravo!! Fred Moskovitz, Psy. D.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.