Caring for Your Parents: The Complete AARP Guide

Caring for Your Parents: The Complete AARP Guide

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by Hugh Delehanty, Elinor Ginzler
     
 

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Filled with real-world strategies for coping with an age-old problem, Caring for Your Parents offers field-tested recommendations from AARP's staff of in-house experts, from locating quality health care to avoiding consumer scams to dealing with disappearing siblings. Success stories profile innovative caregivers from a variety of cultures. See more details below

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Filled with real-world strategies for coping with an age-old problem, Caring for Your Parents offers field-tested recommendations from AARP's staff of in-house experts, from locating quality health care to avoiding consumer scams to dealing with disappearing siblings. Success stories profile innovative caregivers from a variety of cultures.

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Caring for an aging parent may be the most difficult task adult children will ever face-physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Yet caregiving can also be a profoundly rewarding experience, say AARP staffers Delehanty (publications editor in chief) and Ginzler (director for livable communities). Their outstanding addition to caregiving literature offers brief but up-to-date information on financial management, age-related physical changes, Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders, Medicare, housing and nursing home care, and practical caregiving techniques illustrated with anecdotes from older adults and family caregivers. Readers will also find useful strategies for initiating the emotionally charged "Conversation" with parents about their future care needs and wishes; significantly, the authors suggest specific techniques for handling this sensitive subject and parental reactions-a subject often neglected in other caregiving guides. Other chapters offer concise information on family care planning meetings, long-distance caregiving, locating community-based and professional care management services, self-care for the caregiver, and coping with the death of an elderly parent. Short yet current resource lists at the end of each chapter highlight essential web sites, publications (many from AARP), and organizations. This comprehensive package is essential for all collections.-Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Lib., Cleveland Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402735592
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
AARP Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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