Elder Rage, or Take My Father... Please! How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

Elder Rage, or Take My Father... Please! How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

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by Jacqueline Marcell
     
 

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Including an addendum by Dr. Rodman Shankle, founder of the UC Irvine Alzheimer's Center, A Physician's Guide To Treating Aggression In Dementia With the Proper Medications. See more details below

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Including an addendum by Dr. Rodman Shankle, founder of the UC Irvine Alzheimer's Center, A Physician's Guide To Treating Aggression In Dementia With the Proper Medications.

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In Elder Rage: How To Survive Caring For Aging Parents, Jacqueline Marcell shares the story of her shocking discovery of how the lives of her elderly parents had deteriorated with the onset of her father's dementia and inability to continue to care for her ailing mother. Elder Rage is more than a personal memoir and eventual success story, it is also a revelation into one of today's rapidly burgeoning problems of elder care and what resources are available for caregivers in dealing with problems of their parent's senility, character disorders, and age-based health issues. Of special value is the addendum "A Physician's Guide To Treating Aggression In Dementia With The Proper Medications" by former Medical Director of the UC Irvine Alzheimer's Clinic, Rodman Shankle, M.D. Elder Rage is very highly recommended reading for anyone concerned about dealing with an aging parent's needs when impacted by dementia or Alzheimers.
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Here, Marcell shares incredibly useful information interspersed with many moments of humor. Her resource is down-to-earth and hopeful, with insight into the panoply of challenges involved with elder care: medical, social, financial, and emotional. In the "How Do I Handle My Elder Loved One Who…" section, the author dispenses wisdom on about two dozen potential situations one may encounter when caring for an elderly parent. Essential for those with aging parents.
Celebrity - Regis Philbin
"I thought I knew Jacqueline until I read her book. Wow, what a story!"
Book of the Month Club - Larry Shapiro
"I wish I'd known about this book when I needed it, both for its wise advice and brave good humor."
AARP - Susan Crowley
"It's like fiction or a made-for-TV movie, filled with despair and deception, then resolution and redemption--leavened by doses of humor."
Celebrity - Hugh Downs
"Jacqueline's story and style of writing will surely grab a large readership."
Celebrity - Leeza Gibbons
"Jacqueline's heart-warming account of the love she gives her parents touched my heart. This is must-reading for the Baby Boomers."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967970301
Publisher:
Impressive Press
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.91(d)

What People are saying about this

Steve Allen
A remarkable book! You have charted a relatively untrod field associated with the aging process. You deserve a great credit—congratulations!
Dr. Dean Edell
Jacqueline tackles that part of life that most think will never happen, and shocks us out of our denial with what it can really be like dealing with the personality and diseases of our elders.
Hugh Downs
Jacqueline's story and style of writing will surely grab a large readership. Studded with flashes of humor, it demonstrates the enormous resourcefulness and resilience of the human spirit.
Regis Philbin
I thought I knew Jacqueline until I read her book. Wow, What a story! If you're caring for an elder, you won't believe how much this books will help you.
Robert A. Stern Ph.D.
Robert A. Stern, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University School of Medicine
Thank you so much for your superb presentation at our Alzheimer's Research Seminar. The audience included dementia specialists, senior neurologists and neuropsychologists, basic scientists, nurses, fellows, residents, medical students, clinical research staff, and others from New England who came specifically to hear you. And, what a fabulous presentation it was! Your ability to combine humor, personal insight, wisdom, and critical meaningful guidance to all of us involved in the web of care for those with dementia was sensational. Each gained useful tips and tools that will enrich our professional practices and personal experiences.

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