“The bible of eldercare”—ABC World News. “An indispensable book”—AARP. “A compassionate guide of encyclopedic proportion”—The Washington Post. And, winner of a Books for a Better Life Award. How to Care for Aging Parents is the best and bestselling book of its kind, and its author, Virginia Morris, is the go-to person on eldercare for the media, appearing on Oprah, TODAY, and Good Morning America, among many other outlets.
How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans—now 42 million—who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most recent medical findings and recommendations. It includes a whole new chapter on fraud; details on the latest “aging in place” technologies; more helpful online resources; and everything you need to know about current laws and regulations. Also new are fill-in worksheets for gathering specifics on medications; caregivers’ names, schedules, and contact info; doctors’ phone numbers and addresses; and other essential information in one handy place at the back of the book.
From having that first difficult conversation to arranging a funeral and dealing with grief—and all of the other important issues in between—How to Care for Aging Parents is the essential guide.
Morris's authoritative guide on caring for aging parents, now in its third edition, is a must-read for anyone who wants to prepare for emotionally strenuous challenge head on. She thoroughly addresses the subject, covering most topics imaginable from standards such as exercise and healthy diet to uncomfortable ones such as STDs, Alzheimer's, and delusions and hallucinations. The vast amounts of information are succinctly communicated often using visual aids as inset boxes, checklists, at-a-glance comparison charts, and blocked quotes from a variety players involved in the process with reassuring personal testimonies. Her frank approach manages to be both compassionate and direct making the most awkward or devastating topics manageable, so that by the time readers reach discussions about death, they are able to absorb the information and confront the difficult steps that follow. She also includes a lengthy summary of useful organizations at the end, as well as a "Caregiver's Organizer" with worksheets, checklists and charts to make an organized participant out of the most hapless caregiver.