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You and Your Aging Parent: A Family Guide to Emotional, Social, Health, and Financial Problems 4th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0195313161
ISBN-10: 019531316X
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About the Author

Barbara Silverstone, D.S.W., is past president of the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the American Society on Aging and the National Association of Social Workers. A former President and C.E.O. of Lighthouse International, she was co-editor-in-chief of The Lighthouse Handbook on Vision Impairment and Vision Rehabilitation (O.U.P., 2000) and co-author (also with Helen Kandel Hyman) of Growing Old Together. She lives in New York City. Helen Kandel Hyman was a free-lance writer whose career dates back to the Golden Age of radio, when she wrote dramatic scripts for C.B.S. . She died in March 2006. Bob Morris is a columnist for the Sunday New York Times and often writes about issues of aging in his column. He is also the author of the play Assisted Loving, about his now-deceased father.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4 edition (February 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019531316X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195313161
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.2 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #489,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought the first version 35 years ago, when my parents were the aging ones. I was lazy & put off reading it until "someday." Big mistake. Now I AM the "aging parent", & I finally got around to reading it, & I WISH I had read it 35 years ago, it would have made both my life AND my parents MUCH EASIER. It is extremely thorough in describing the social, financial & family issues involved in caring for elderly relatives, usually (but not always) parents. It is not a question of IF you will have these concerns in the future (whether for your parents or yourself), but WHEN, so the sooner you read this (& probably some others after you find what some of the major issues are), the better prepared you will be for the inevitable. I bought multiple copies for our children, in hopes they will learn from my experience.
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Everyone should read this book. They give an excellent lay of the land and help the reader understand the basic issues.
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This book is an excellent read for those dealing with aging parents, regardless whether it's going well or not. Lots of great insights into the aging process and the mental and emotional issues involved as well, for all parties involved.
Lots of excellent advice and information about organizations, etc., that can provide help and support for your family and your parents.
It would be a good read even if your parents are only in their 50s or 60s, to help prepare you for what's coming. But it pretty much a "must read" for those whose parents are in their 70s or older.
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Boy did I need this book. My Grandmother was getting older and I didn't know what to do and this book gave me a lot of advice on how to help her grow old her way, with a little help from me. It's not easy to admit that you need help, but it's nice to know that you get some of the answers from a book that someone took the time to write.
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