Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy?: Getting to Yes with Competent, Aging Parents

Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy?: Getting to Yes with Competent, Aging Parents

by Joseph A. Ilardo, Carole R. Rothman
     
 

Do you have an aging parent who.
• refuses to stop driving?
• skimps unnecessarily on expenses?
• refuses to see a doctor?
• wants to move in with you?
• ignores the doctor?
• antagonizes the home health aide?
• avoids discussing end-of-life issues? Do you have a family member who.
• never

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Overview

Do you have an aging parent who.
• refuses to stop driving?
• skimps unnecessarily on expenses?
• refuses to see a doctor?
• wants to move in with you?
• ignores the doctor?
• antagonizes the home health aide?
• avoids discussing end-of-life issues? Do you have a family member who.
• never offers to help?
• resents the time you spend caring for your parent?
• actually discourages your involvement?
• steals from your parents? These dilemmas and more are resolved in this practical and helpful book written-with you in mind-by two family-focused therapists. The authors prescribe a simple problem-solving model that proves useful for any dilemma you may encounter as the child of aging parents. Read the introductory chapters on how to talk with your parents so that you and they can communicate productively. Find out how to break an impasse and how to S.U.R.V.I.V.E. the process of making things better for everyone, including yourself. This second edition goes beyond problem solving to help you avoid new problems before they begin, form a "caring partnership" with your aging parents, and learn how to decide when assisted living is and is not a solution.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889242187
Publisher:
VanderWyk & Burnham
Publication date:
11/25/2005
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
1,455,126
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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