Redefining aging : a caregiver's guide to living your best life / by Stearns, Ann Kaiser.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Foreword, by J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., MD -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- The challenge -- On both sides, vulnerability and loss -- Is this normal aging or dementia? -- Aging as successfully as possible-both you and your loved one -- Anger, guilt, and resentment -- Caregiver stress--what helps and what usually doesn't -- Comforting insights and myth-busting knowledge -- You're not a bad person because you're exhausted or just need a life of your own -- Truly helpful caregiving tips -- When your loved one dies--relief, grief, and moving forward -- What kind of an "old person" will I/will you become? -- Making life easier for those who someday will take care of you -- Epilogue. A letter to my daughters -- Appendixes -- Notes -- Index."Stearns explores the practical and personal challenges of both caregiving and successful aging. She couples findings from the latest research with ... insights and problem-solving tips to help caregivers achieve the best life possible for those they care for--and for themselves as they age"
Subjects: Caregivers.; Older people; Care of the sick; Consumer education.;
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