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Overwhelmed Woman's Guide to...Caring for Aging Parents, The

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The US Census Bureau tells us that the retired and retiring populations are in the majority. Those born between 1945 and 1964 are now tasked with the care of the previous generation, from choosing housing to selecting final resting place. Julie-Allyson Ieron, through personal experience and extensive interviews and research, has compiled a resource that will inform as well as delight. Yes, delight!

Although this can be an overwhelming time of life, it can be managed and even enjoyed. If you are the pickle in the middle of the sandwich generation, this book is for you! The Overwhelmed Woman's Guide to Aging Parents provides practical guidance on such topics as fostering independence in your parent, providing a safe environment, and advocating for your parent in addition to a comprehensive list of resources and Take Action points. 

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1:  Grandpa Can't Jump
Helping aging parents face the truth about their limitations
Chapter 2:  Swingin' Seniors
Fostering the independence of aging parents
Chapter 3:  An Apple a Day
"Healthy aging" isn't an oxymoron
Chapter 4:  Visiting Nurse Kratchet
Tips and helps for making the most of rehab
Chapter 5:  Grumpy Old Men (and Women)
Coping when loved ones direct complaints at their caregivers
Chapter 6:  Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Preparing for chronic doctor's office visits
Chapter 7:  Showdown @ High Noon
Becoming the patient advocate your parent needs
Chapter 8:  Divine Secrets of the Dwindling Sisterhood
Helping parents cope with losing friends and family
Chapter 9:  He's Fallen and He Can't Get Up
Making life safe for parents who choose to live alone
Chapter 10:  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
When your parent comes to stay
Chapter 11:  Table for 22, Please
Choosing an assisted-loving or nursing facility
Chapter 12:  Bringing Up Baby
Hope for caregivers sandwiched between aging parents and small children
Chapter 13:  People Who Need People
Asking for and finding help in the caregiving journey
Chapter 14:  Hard of Hearing and Hard of Listening
Gentle correction when adult child knows best
Chapter 15:  Long Walk off a Short Pier
Caring for the caregiver, before it becomes an emergency
Chapter 16:  Faith of Our Fathers
Raising eternal issues with our parents
Chapter 17:  Go to the Church
The family of God supports caregivers
Chapter 18:  Taming the Grinch
Keeping both sides of anger at bay
Chapter 19:  I'd Rather Be Blue
Combating depression in parents and ourselves
Chapter 20:  Memories Light the Corners
When forgefullness turns serious - the dreaded "a" word (Alzheimer's)
Chapter 21:  I'll Take Senior Finances for $200, Alex
Making sense of financial decisions related to aging
Chapter 22:  Know Any Good Lawyer Jokes?
An overview of legal issues involved in aging
Chapter 23:  No One Cared for Me...Like Hospice
Helping a parent live fully until death
Chapter 24:  There's Got to Be a Mourning After
Owning and experiencing the grief of parting


Chapter 1  -  PDF

External Resources:

Women Caring For Aging Parents website

Page Count: 272

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