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Caring for Your Parents in Their Senior Years A Guide for Grown-Up Children

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ISBN-10: 1552092054

ISBN-13: 9781552092057

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Molloy

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 3/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Is This Normal?
Common physical changes--hearing loss, failing eyesight, falls, foot problems, constipation, incontinence, shortness of breath, sexuality
Health problems, after 65--Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, strokes
Mental health--loneliness, emotional changes, memory loss, depression and anxiety
Coming to Terms with Aging
The parent-child relationship
Understanding our parents
Judging our parents
Getting Started
Battered children
Adult children taking charge
Elder abuse
Staying Healthy in Old Age
The elixir of life--keeping active
Cigarettes and alcohol
Safe driving
Maintaining a positive mental attitude--helping your parents stay positive and optimistic meditation and prayer, peak moments
Continuing to work
Visiting the doctor--choosing a family doctor, knowing your medications
Helping Parents Stay at Home
Elderly denial
Preventing accidents--safety check, moving about, entrances and exits, stairs, lighting, furniture, electrical wiring, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, assistive devices
Safeguarding the home for Alzheimer's patients--wandering, falls, tips, getting help
Planning Alternative Living Arrangements
Long-term care--placement-coordination services
Retirement homes/lodging homes
Nursing homes/homes for the aged
Chronic care
Choosing a home
Making the move as easy as possible
Follow-up in the home
Legal and Financial Planning
Maintaining assets after retirement
Protecting your parents' interests--power of attorney, advance directives, guardianship, wills, trusts
Keeping in Touch with Out-of-Town Parents
Conspiracy of silence
Long-distance relationships
You can't put a phone call on the fridge
Parents visiting
Grief and Bereavement
Come quick, your mother's dying
The emotional maelstrom of grief
The healing process of bereavement
The rituals around death
Finding yourself
Toward a New Age
The aging process
The free-radical theory of aging
New and improved
The graying of society
"Cures" for aging and dementia--superoxide dismutase and DHEA-S, vitamins, testosterone, gerovital-H3 and H7, removal of the pituitary gland, cell therapy, chelation therapy, nerve growth factors, deprenyl, cerebral vasodilators, cerebral metabolic enhancers, nootropics, cholinergic drugs, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, smart drugs and smart foods
Fear of death
A new society
The old joker