How to Talk to Your Senior Parents About Really Important Things

  • ID: 2217876
  • Book
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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How To Talk to Your Senior Parents About Really Important Things is a hands–on guide for adult children who want to talk to their parents about many of life′s most challenging issues, including sensitive topics such as driving safety, choosing alternative living arrangements, dealing with grief and bereavement, avoiding scams that target the elderly, unwise romances, and much more.This comprehensive and handy resource offers useful guidelines and expert advice that can be adapted to fit your family dynamics. It will give you a solid foundation for building frank and candid communication with your senior parents.
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Acknowledgments

Introduction 1

Part 1 Health and Well–Being 5

Activities of Daily Living 7

Driving Safety 21

Late–Onset Alcoholism 35

Late–Life Romance 55

Geriatric Care Managers 71

Part 2 Mental Health 87

Grief and Bereavement 89

Depression 103

Dementia 125

Part 3 Housing 139

Choosing to Live at Home 141

Alternative Living Arrangements 159

Part 4 Financial Issues 179

Daily Money Management 181

Consumer Fraud: Cons and Scams 205

Long–Term Care Insurance 219

Estate Planning 235

Part 5 End of Life 255

Funeral Arrangements 257

Chapter Notes 269

General Information Resources 273

The Author 277

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Theresa Foy DiGeronimo is the coauthor of the best–selling books from Jossey–BassHow to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things (1994),How to Talk to Your Teens About Really Important Things (1999), and the author ofHow To Talk to Your Senior Parents About Really Important Things (2001). She is adjunct professor of English at the William Paterson, University of New Jersey. She lives in Hawthorne, New Jersey with her husband and three children.
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