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Changing Places A Journey with My Parents into Their Old Age

ISBN-10: 157322880X

ISBN-13: 9781573228800

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Judy Kramer

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Afternoon - Changes
Departure: Closing a Home
Moving In
Assuming Control
Setting Up an Irrevocable Trust
Medicaid: Becoming Poor and Eligible
Confinement, Contentment, and Commitment
Nurturing Creativity
Preparing for Mortality
Trading Places
Feeling My Feelings
Family Communications
Learning the Drill
Learning the Hard Way
Traveling with Family Baggage
Evening - Losses
Looking Backward and Forward
Losing Independence
Invisible Indignities
Making Choices
Losses
Innovating Around Losses
A Good Loss
Living with Her Choices
Losing Control
The Meaning of Things
A Full Plate
The Limits of Care
Trading Voice Mail
Time-sharing
Guilt and Reality
Finding Ways to Help
Getting It Right
The Last Dance
Running Out of Time
Rare Pleasure
Dad Won't Listen
Balancing Act
Showing Love
Family Albums: Buried Treasure
Night - Death
The Gift of Conversation
Preparing Together
Medical Emergencies
The Cost of Care
The Seesaw
Approaching Death
Allowing Death: The Advance Directive
Implementing Death
Sharing Death
Road Map: The Advance Directive
When the Question Is an Answer
Dawn - Grief
Caregiver Withdrawal
Surviving Death
The Gift of Remembering
Seeing Dad Again
Phone Fear
Recognizing Losses
Life's Overdraft Privileges
The Natural Order of Things
Missing Parents Differently
The Memories We Select
How We Heal
Finding the Universal in the Particular
Saying Thanks and Good-bye
Meeting Parents as Peers
Wanting to Love Them
Hard Things to Say
Morning - Survival
Legacies
Balancing the Books
Not Sharing Good News
Being with Dad Again
Feeling Grief and Relief
Closing Accounts
Releasing the Records
Speaking Without Words
The Anniversary of Mom's Death
The Legacy of Letters
Looking In and Out
Lessons
Fears, Feelings, and the Flow of Time
Conclusion