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Caring for your parents : the complete AARP guide
Delehanty, Hugh
Adult Nonfiction HQ1063.6 .D45 2005

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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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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