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Let's talk about aging parents : a real-life guide to solving problems with 27 essential conversations  Cover Image Book Book

Let's talk about aging parents : a real-life guide to solving problems with 27 essential conversations / Laura Tamblyn Watts ; foreword by Debra Whitman, EVP and Chief Public Policy Officer of the AARP.

Tamblyn Watts, Laura, (author.). Whitman, Debra B., (writer of foreword.).

Summary:

"Caring for an older relative can be complicated, but this book of conversational scripts and expert advice will help you do the right thing and put your anxieties to rest"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781615198023
  • ISBN: 1615198024
  • Physical Description: xii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Experiment, [2024]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Introduction -- Part 1: The house, homecare, and moving out. Is my parent's home ready for them to age in place? -- Does my parent need help around the house? -- How can I work with family members to coordinate my parent's care -- Does my parent need to downsize their possessions? -- Is it time for my parent to move into independent living or a retirement home? -- When is it time for long-term care, and how can we shop for the best option? -- How can we make our parent's long-term care experience as good as possible? -- Part 2: Mental capacity, power of attorney, and safety. How do I know if my parent has cognitive impairment or dementia? -- How should I care for my parent who has dementia? -- What are powers of attorney (POA)? -- What if my parent doesn't have POA set up, and when is it too late to do this? -- What if my family argues about POA? -- Is my parent getting scammed, and what can I do about it? -- Part 3: Love, loss, and hopefully some laughs. How do I cope with all this guilt? -- What if my parent is toxic? -- Why is my parent getting divorced now? -- Do I have to think about my parent having safe sex? -- How can I help my grieving parent? -- How do I deal with my parent's new relationship? -- How can I keep my parent connected with the grandkids? -- Part 4: Health, hearing issues, and horrible driving. What aging-related medical issues should we watch out for? -- What do we do about my parent's hearing problems? -- What do we do about my parent's vision loss? -- What do we do about my parent's incontinence? -- Does my parent have issues with alcohol? -- How can we manage my parent's medications? -- Is it time for my parent to stop driving? -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- About the author.
Subject: Aging parents > Care.
Adult children of aging parents.
Enfants adultes de parents âgés.

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