The Family Guide to Aging Parents

Author: Carolyn Rosenblatt
Publisher: Familius
ISBN: 9781939629579
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There are more than 43 million adult family caregivers caring for their aging parents and family members in the United States alone. While Boomers are about to enjoy retirement and the freedoms that come with a life well lived, the responsibility of caring for their aging parents is a key issue they unexpectedly face. The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents is the complete guide to help the caregiver understand the issues and be prepared for the realities. Covering everything from legal issues to what to do when your aging parent still wants to drive, The Boomer's Guide provides clear counsel for giving loving care and enjoying life after retirement.

Succeed with Senior Clients

Author: Mikol Davis
Publisher: Aginginvestor.com
ISBN: 9780692702505
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Finally! A book for financial professionals that spells out what you need to do with your aging investors. An advisor has an average of 7 clients with some kind of cognitive impairment. Yet nowhere in the industry's many sources of information is there a good clear description of how you are supposed to manage them as they become less capable and more vulnerable to abuse. No wonder it has been unclear until now. The only people writing to the financial services field about aging issues are from within the industry itself. It takes those from outside with specific aging expertise to help you, the advisor find a clear path to follow. Aging experts Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN and elder law attorney and Dr. Mikol Davis, a geriatric psychologist have joined their skill sets and offer you a first of its kind work on success strategies with your aging clients. This is not another book about retirement. Instead it addresses the thornier questions about aging such as diminished capacity, financial elder abuse, working with aging client's families and what the regulators all want you to do to keep your older clients safer. Would you recognize diminished capacity? Would you know how to document it and what to do next? Succeed With Seniors gives you the word descriptors to use and lays out a path from when you see the signs to documentation, escalation and approaching the problematic client. Whether you work for a large organization a medium sized firm or you're an independent in a solo office, you will benefit from building expertise with aging clients from reading this book. Besides offering practical tips for everyday use as well as time-saving checklists, this unique work helps you see your aging client from a distinctly problem solving point of view. Never worry again that you don't know what to do next when a client shows signs of cognitive decline. Build your confidence today with the guiding hand of two experienced aging experts at your side.

The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer s

Author: Dede Bonner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416560858
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A good mind knows the right answers...but a great mind knows the right questions. And never are the 10 Best Questions™ more important than after the life-altering diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Drawing on cutting-edge research and advice given by experts from the Alzheimer's Association, Mayo Clinic, and UCLA's Memory Clinic and Center for Aging -- as well as personal stories from caretakers, including television star and activist Linda Dano and nationally syndicated columnist Harriet Cole -- The 10 Best Questions™ for Living with Alzheimer's is a guide you'll take with you to your doctor's office and keep close at hand as your loved one progresses from the initial diagnosis through all the stages of the disease. In addition to the medical questions, you'll also learn what you need to ask your spouse or parent; questions to assess home safety issues, driving skills, and home care; and how to care for your own emotional, legal, and financial health. With a wealth of resources and up-to-the-minute information, The 10 Best Questions™ for Living with Alzheimer's shows you and your family how to move past a scary diagnosis and use the power of questions to become your own best health advocate -- for yourself and for your loved one.

You and Your Aging Parent

Author: Barbara Silverstone
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019531316X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 1976, You and Your Aging Parent is a classic--the first book to shed light on the challenging relationship between adult children and their aging parents, illuminating the emotional, health, and financial difficulties that elderly parents and their children face during the senior years.Marking the 30th anniversary of this highly popular book, the new and revised edition addresses the changes that have taken place in the last three decades, but it still embraces the authors' fundamental insight--that the difficulties and challenges of the aging process are as much a family affair as in any other phase of life. Both a sensitive exploration of the dynamics of the aging family relationship (between parent and child, and sibling and sibling) and an authoritative how-to guide for seniors and their families navigating the practical problems of growing old in America, You and Your Aging Parent has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research findings and changes affecting older adults, including in health care and social services. The book also includes a running commentary by Bob Morris--playwright, author, and humorist--who provides insightful and entertaining observations about his trials and tribulations with his own parents as they aged, serving as a contemporary voice for the middle-aged caregiver of today.As the first of the baby boom generation turns 60 and their increasingly frail parents approach late retirement and final decline, this new and updated edition of You and Your Aging Parent will answer their need for authoritative, practical information about this major phase of life.

The Sandwich Generation s Guide to Eldercare

Author: Phillip D. Rumrill
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1936303434
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A practical, accessible, and comprehensive guide to the legal, financial, emotional and daily living challenges of caring for aging parents while raising your own family. If you are caring for an elderly loved one while raising a child, you may feel overwhelmed and unprepared. The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare, written by three experts with extensive professional and personal experience with eldercare, provides the information and resources you need to make important decisions, balance your responsibilities, and ensure your elders well-being as well as your own. It includes how to: Create a good eldercare plan and the key financial, healthcare, and legal documents you should have executed Choose the right level of care and ease the transition, including how to avoid the most common mistakes people make in this process Find the best ways to help elderly loved ones maintain their independence and dignity Navigate the maze of government agencies and benefits Involve other family members while minimizing tension or conflict Prevent caregiver burnout and deal with the strain on family life, children, and relationships With useful checklists, worksheets, step-by-step action plans, lists of questions to ask, and a robust resources section, you'll have everything you need to care for your family.

Epilepsy

Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781934559918
Format: PDF, Docs
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Epilepsy is the most common neurologic disorder in children, adults, and the elderly, affecting over 2.7 million people in the United States. Every year almost 200,000 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy and will face drastic lifestyle changes but a proper understanding of epilepsy is the first step toward managing this disease and living life to the fullest. Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide, 3rd Edition offers a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of epilepsy for the patient. Written by a leading expert in the field, this extensively updated third edition incorporates many comments and suggestions from real patients and their families. This guide will answer commonly asked questions about epilepsy, dispel uncertainties and fears, and encourage those diagnosed with epilepsy to become strong advocates in their medical care. Ideal for patients or parents of children with epilepsy, this book discusses: The nature and diversity of seizures The factors that can cause or prevent seizures The most current information about all antiepileptic drugs Medical, surgical, and alternative therapies for seizures Legal, financial, and employment issues Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide, 3rd Edition is an authoritative, go-to resource for all aspects of life with epilepsy.

When Roles Reverse

Author: Jim Comer
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612830827
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The answers you need—the personal, "been there" advice you can trust. After his father suffered a massive stroke and his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Jim Comer found himself an overnight "parent" at the age of 51. When he walked into his father's hospital room everyone looked to him as the “man who knew all the answers.” He soon realized he didn't even know the questions. In ten years of caregiving, Comer has not only learned the questions he has lived them, and with When Roles Reverse he shares his hard-won answers. He learned to deal with hospitals, insurance companies, rehab centers, his father's deafness and his mother’s dementia. Through it all Jim has kept his sanity and sense of humor, in the process forging a deeper, more intimate relationship with his parents. With laugh-out-loud humor, Jim deals with improvisational moments for which there is no preparation:You find three gallons of Scotch in your dad’s retirement home closet;Your Mother refuses to leave her home of 34 years and can only be coaxed into the car with promises of ice cream;At a crowded Sunday dinner table, your father announces that he wants you to give him an enema after lunch… And offers personal experience and expert insight on the many issues it’s absolutely essential to plan for such as:Wills, powers of attorney, and other legal documents every family needsWhich siblings will be there when your parents need them?Selecting a first-rate care facility and getting long-term care insuranceNew Medicaid guidelines and how to qualifyHospice care and end-of-life decisions When Roles Reverse even includes "Fifty Questions that will save you Time, Money, and Tears," a special section designed to help families initiate vital communication and prepare for the crises, confusion and unexpected joys of caregiving.