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When parents age : what children can do
Adams, Tom.
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New York : Berkley Books, 1996.

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xiii, 192 pages ; 17 cm
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HQ1064.U5 A3 1993C Adult Mass Market Paperback Parenting

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For readers caring for eldering parents, concerned about giving them all the help they need. This book shows readers how to help elderly parents maintain as much of their independence as possible, while maintaining their own.

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The authors argue that dignity and independence are goals shared between parents and children throughout the life cycle. Challenging these goals are changing financial, medical, social, and emotional circumstances as one ages. The authors support their argument by personal experiences, interviews with adult caregivers, and up-to-date information on relevant issues dealing with the history (including present trends) of aging, housing, healthcare, and social/emotional enrichment. Chapters are brief and easy to read with a specific ``helpful hints'' section that offers in list format useful tips on such topics as ``bathing and dressing your parent.'' Along with the practical advice, the authors also include anecdotal examples, which lend a warmth that will appeal to readers. A list of resources, complete with contacts, address information, and description, is provided. This compact, inexpensive book will be informative to lay caregivers as well as to professionals who deal with aging family concerns. Recommended for all gerontology collections.-- Linda Malone, Univ. of Virginia Health Sciences Ctr., Charlottesville (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.