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In telling the warmhearted story of caring for her own aged and ailing mother, "New York Times" journalist Gross offers indispensable advice on virtually every aspect of elder care--an essential guide for anyone navigating this unfamiliar, psychologically demanding, powerfully emotional, and often redemptive territory.

About the Author

Jane Gross was a reporter for Sports Illustrated and Newsday before joining The New York Times in 1978. Her twenty-nine-year tenure there included national assignments as well as coverage of aging. In 2008, she launched a blog for the Times called The New Old Age, to which she still contributes. She has taught journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Columbia University, and was the recipient of a John S. Knight Fellowship. She lives in Westchester County, New York.

Table of Contents

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 — Cruel sorting — As complicated as a Rubik's cube — The time for talking — N-O-W — Dying days — Orphans.

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Caring for Our Aging parents--and Ourselves
Random House Inc
Gross, Jane
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History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging

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