From Publishers Weekly
Abramson directs this sourcebook at "caregivers at both ends of the spectrum," so whether readers are occasionally helping their parents balance their checkbook or are regularly bathing, feeding and dressing elderly family members, theyll find valuable advice in this volume. The author, an aging expert who frequently appears on the Today Show, covers a lot of ground, and does a better job with certain subjects than others. Her advice on healthcare issuesfrom making sure those over 65 get enough calcium to paying for prescription drugsis sound, if sometimes basic. And for particular afflictions (e.g., Alzheimers, dexterity problems), readers may want something more specific. But Abramson excels when she addresses the guilt, frustration, anger, fatigue and burnout that befall many women (this books primary intended audience) when theyre caught between caring for parents, children, maintaining a home and pursuing a career. She includes advice and anecdotes from women going through such travails, and their stories, coupled with Abramsons soothing, compassionate advice, are sure to bolster the sense of self of many adults who are dealing with caring for their aging parents.
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Dr. Abramson's soothing, compassionate advice is sure to bolster the sense of self of many adults who are dealing with caring for their aging parents.
"Few entrepreneurs have focused more sharply on the needs of older Americans than Alexis Abramson."
--TIME Magazine"With one in four families now caring for an older family member, Abramson's book is an invaluable tool."
"You can trust Doctor Alexis to help you through the emotional and physical demands of caring for your aging parents."
--Ann Curry, NBC's Today show