Filled with inspiring stories from real people and
packed with creative ideas, this thought-provoking book shows
readers how to transform caregiving into an act of spiritual growth
and personal discovery.
Drawing on AARP''s deep wellspring of expertise in the topic,
AARP''s Caring for Your Parents explains how to help your
elderly parents improve their lives-with a difference. By revealing
the wealth of knowledge we stand to learn from other
cultures-specifically, those that venerate elders as keepers of
priceless wisdom-this eye-opening book guides readers through a
new, creative approach to caregiving that turns familial duty into
a journey of emotional development and resolution.
Based on a 32-page National Magazine Award-nominated special
feature, Caring for Your Parents documents the innovative
ways in which real people are coping with this age-old issue.
Throughout the book you will also find useful, field-tested
recommendations from AARP''s staff of experts. Topics explored in
depth run the gamut from locating quality health care to avoiding
consumer scams to planning the disposition of an estate. There are
also tips on designing your parents'' house to make it more
elder-friendly, navigating the hidden dangers of assisted living,
and dealing with the invisible sibling issue. A resource guide in
each chapter lists help lines, websites, and consumer action
Thirty million Americans are looking for a new, more effective
approach to eldercare. Caring for Your Parents is the answer. By
including the wisdom of ancient cultures within the pages of this
thoroughly modern guide, the editors of AARP The Magazine have
provided lessons that can be adapted to any family situation in a
profoundly personal way.