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Title:
Are your parents driving you crazy? : how to resolve the most common dilemmas with aging parents
Author:
Ilardo, Joseph A.
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Publication Information:
Acton, Mass. : VanderWyk & Burnham, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781889242149
Format :
Book

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Practical guide for people whose parents are still competent and on their own but showing signs of aging-like they should stop driving but won't, etc.


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Library Journal Review

Clinical social worker Ilardo and clinical psychologist Rothman codirect the Center for Adult Children of the Elderly and the Center for Caregiver Studies in Scarsdale, NY. Here, they have simply and logically condensed years of experience at those institutions. In straightforward text, they present a problem-solving model that anyone can use with his/her aging parents. The groundwork of the model is immediately followed by analyses of 25 common dilemmas (e.g., how to deal with an elderly parent who insists on driving or who refuses to take medication) with possible outcomes. After each scenario, the authors pose six questions: Does everyone agree that the problem exists? How urgent is the problem? What's behind the behavior? What is hooking the adult child? Who must be included in the discussions? And, finally, what is the expected goal or final outcome? Very similar in scope to Grace Lebow and Barbara Kane's Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent (Avon, 1999), this is an excellent choice for parents, adult children, caretakers, and other health professionals. Lisa Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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