Aging Parents, Aging Children: How to Stay Sane and Surviveby Miriam K. Aronson, Marcella Bakur Weiner
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
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.
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
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Meet the Author
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.
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