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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 ...
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
Chapter 1 The Sandwiched Chapter 2 Philosophies, Beliefs, and Traits Chapter 3 A Kaleidoscope of Families: Tied and Untied Chapter 4 Sizing It Up Chapter 5 Planning: Deveolping a Blueprint Chapter 6 Money, Money, Money Chapter 7 Alzheimer's Disease Chapter 8 The Road to Placement Chapter 9 When Your Parent Is On the Difficult Side Chapter 10 Emotions in Everyday Life Chapter 11 Caring for You, the Caregiver Chapter 12 A Primer for Demystifying the Maze
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.