When Your Aging Parent Needs Help

When Your Aging Parent Needs Help
Author: Leslie Kernisan, MD
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2021-02-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 173615320X

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It's scary and stressful when it happens ... noticing changes in your parent and becoming increasingly worried about their health and safety. Maybe it's Mom leaving the stove on, Dad getting lost on his way home, or unpaid bills that trigger this realization. Or perhaps there have been falls or emergency room visits. Whatever it is, you know something's wrong. You wonder about a diagnosis. And you want your aging parent to accept help, or perhaps move. Helping an older parent can be gratifying. But it's especially hard if they're blowing off your concerns, refusing to make changes, or otherwise resisting your efforts. You want them to listen, but they get upset or withdraw when you try to talk about this. What to do? You don't have to remain stuck in conflict with your parent (or other family members). You don't have to keep getting the runaround from doctors or feel stumped about next steps. Instead, use an expert's clear plan on how to help your aging parent. In this practical, step-by-step guide, geriatrician Leslie Kernisan, MD, walks you through what to do and what to say in order to offer respectful assistance and intervention to a declining elderly parent. Full of actionable advice and insider tips, When Your Aging Parent Needs Help provides practical and flexible steps that move concerned families toward effective elder care action, while respecting a parent's dignity and autonomy. You'll discover: How to communicate with your aging parent to reduce conflicts and enhance cooperation The A-B-C-D-E assessment framework for Alzheimer or other dementia concerns, safety issues, or independent living - and steps to implement change Strategies to overcome parental resistance, health provider reluctance to share information, and family disagreement How to get a medical evaluation for memory loss and, if applicable, a diagnosis for Alzheimer's or another dementia What to know about possible mental "incompetence," powers of attorney, HIPAA, and other options for gaining legal authority as a caregiver How to find geriatric care managers and other eldercare professionals to assist Downloadable worksheets, symptom checkers, and checklists to bring to doctor visits "What this looks like" family stories that show you what these action steps look like in real-world situations Transform good intentions into workable solutions and improved relationships. If you're concerned about an aging parent's health, wellbeing, or safety, you'll find encouragement and direction for this next life stage in When Your Aging Parent Needs Help.

How to Care for Aging Parents

How to Care for Aging Parents
Author: Virginia Morris
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2004-10-15
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: CORNELL:31924100507619

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Thoroughly updated and expanded, a compassionate, single-volume reference to the many emotional, legal, financial, medical, and logistical issues associated with caring for aging parents covers such areas as nursing homes, finances, finding a good doctor, legal arrangements, redefining parental relationships, and handling emotional challenges. Original.

When Your Aging Parent Needs Care

When Your Aging Parent Needs Care
Author: Candy Arrington,Kim Atchley
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-09-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780736947350

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In nearly a quarter of households in the US, someone is caring for an elderly parent. Authors Candy Arrington and Kim Atchley draw from their personal experiences to speak to and support those who face the challenges of caring for a parent. With compassion and guidance, Arrington and Atchley partner with readers to help a parent with limited mobility, memory, ability, and resources draw from the wisdom of Scripture for sustenance understand the elderly parent's perspective on giving up control, illness, and aging effectively organize forms, prescriptions, care, housing, and finances find personal balance by nurturing their own health, faith, and family What begins as a way to honor those they love becomes, for many, a confusing and stressful time. This resource of hope provides caregivers with the support and direction they need to be spiritually, physically, and emotionally prepared for what they face day by day.

Moving Your Aging Parents

Moving Your Aging Parents
Author: Nancy Daniel Wesson
Publsiher: Loving Healing Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-07-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781932690545

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This resource addresses the issues and challenges of helping an elderly relative downsize and transition into the next phase of life.

Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent

Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent
Author: Grace Lebow,Barbara Kane,Irwin Lebow
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-08-02
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780062111968

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Do You Have An Aging Parent Who -- Blames you for everything that goes wrong? Cannot tolerate being alone, wants you all the time? Is obsessed with health problems, real, or imagined? Make unreasonable and/or irrational demands of you? Is hostile, negative and critical? Coping with these traits in parents is an endless high-stress battle for their children. Though there's no medical defination for "difficult" parents, you know when you have one. While it's rare for adults to change their ways late in life, you can stop the vicious merry-go-round of anger, blame, guilt and frustration. For the first time, here's a common-sense guide from professionals, with more than two decades in the field, on how to smooth communications with a challenging parent. Filled with practical tips for handling contentious behaviors and sample dialogues for some of the most troubling situations, this book addresses many hard issues, including: How to tell your parent he or she cannot live with you. How to avoid the cycle of nagging and recriminations How to prevent your parent's negativity from overwhelming you. How to deal with an impaired parent who refuses to stop driving. How to asses the risk factors in deciding whether a parent is still able to live alone.

Parenting Our Parents

Parenting Our Parents
Author: Jane Wolf Frances
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2019-09-17
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781538127971

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More than ever, people are living longer, and adult children are thrust into the role of parent to their own parents. This work provides new tools and positivity for the 75 million Americans struggling with how to respond to the practical and emotional challenges of suddenly being in charge of aging or ailing parents.

Working Daughter

Working Daughter
Author: Liz O'Donnell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2019-07-31
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781538124666

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Working Daughter provides a roadmap for women trying to navigate caring for aging parents and their careers. Using the author’s own experiences as a prime example, it’s ideal for readers who want straight talk and real advice about the challenges and rewards of eldercare while managing a career and family.

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents Third Edition

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents  Third Edition
Author: Claire Berman
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-03-29
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781250117380

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A thoroughly revised edition of the authoritative guide to caring for aging parents For women and men who are involved in caring for aging parents, and for those who see caregiving in their future, this empathetic and practical book offers complete coverage of all the practical issues you are likely to confront—while addressing the emotional stress and particular needs of caregivers. Claire Berman, drawing on her own experiences, the experiences of many other adult children, and interviews with specialists in the geriatric field, discusses the wide range of emotions that can accompany caregiving. This completely updated edition includes: • new discussions of the Internet as a tool for seniors • new sources of prescription drugs • information about emergency response systems • recommended exercises and exercise videos and adaptive clothing • an extensively revised resources section In a wise and compassionate voice, Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents teaches you everything you need to know to help your parents through the stressful and humbling challenges of aging. "A compassionate book that offers support for the caregiver, plus solid advice on how to fulfill your parents' needs without turning into a martyr." —Horizons