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Bittersweet Season Caring for Our Aging Parents--And Ourselves

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ISBN-10: 030747240X

ISBN-13: 9780307472403

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jane Gross

List price: $22.95
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Just a few of the vitally important lessons in caring for your aging parent—and yourself—from Jane Gross inA Bittersweet SeasonAs painful as the role reversal between parent and child may be for you, assume it is worse for your mother or father, so take care not to demean or humiliate them.Avoid hospitals and emergency rooms, as well as multiple relocations from home to assisted living facility to nursing home, since all can cause dramatic declines in physical and cognitive well-being among the aged.Do not accept the canard that no decent child sends a parent to a nursing home. Good nursing home care, which supports the entire family, can be vastly superior to the pretty trappings but thin…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Author's Note
Prologue Finding Our Better Selves
The Early Heroic Rush
The Myth of Assisted Living
The Vestiges of Family Medicine
A Job for Professionals
The Best Doctors Money Can Buy
September Eleventh
September Twelfth
The Biology, Sociology, and Psychology of Aging
A Nursing Home Thanksgiving
The Make-A-Wish Foundation
Follow the Money
Therapeutic Fibs
Gruel Sorting
As Complicated as a Rubik's Cube
The Time for Talking
Dying Days
Epilogue Lost and Found
Resources Government Sites
General Information and Research
Housing, Care Management and Other Services
Legal and Financial
End of Life
Alzheimer's Disease
Other DiseasesAging in Place