Synopses & Reviews
* Guidance on how to talk with parents about the future, and to be prepared for what may lie ahead * Useful personal charts, checklists, surveys * Self-Help Book of the Year (ForeWord Magazine) * Author a guest twice on Today show Written from the perspective of a mental health professional, an educator, and an adult child of aging parents, this book is full of down-to-earth advice that considers all sides. Easy to read, As Parents Age contains anecdotes and relevant facts about aging as well as self-help guidance for people who parents are starting to show or are well into showing their old age. With checklists and self-inventories, and with lots of attention to the emotional responses of family members, As Parents Age provides gently focused, practical guidance for the reader seeking help at a very difficult time. A Booklist review said: " This informative guide to many of the biological, psychological, economic, medical, legal, and personal issues involved in caring for older parents (or friends) is timely and enlightening."
Designed for adult children and their aging parents, this book provides the help they need to sort through the intense emotional reactions and general practical problems that parental aging can bring.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 272-274) and index.