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In this warm and well-researched guide, author and caregiver Barbara Deane gives the emotional support and practical advice caregivers need to provide good care--and keep from burning out in the process.

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OVER 1,000 SOURCES OF FREE DOLLARS AND ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS Millions of dollars of services are available to help seniors and their caregivers get the top quality care they need for free or at a minimal cost. Many people with needs just like yours are already…

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"My parent needs help, but refuses to consider a nursing home." That's the dilemma facing millions of baby boomers today. How can we ensure responsible, compassionate, even uplifting care for our aging parents at home? Mindfulness is key, Ann Cason…

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Margret Baltes, a major researcher in gerontology, challenges the view that dependence is a negative and unnecessary consequence of aging. In this important volume, she presents her theory of learned dependency based on twenty years of research, which holds that…

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As the median age of the population increases, the care and housing of the elderly in the U.S. are of increasing concern. Jeanie Kayser-Jones compares a typical private institution in the U.S. with a government-owned home in Scotland. Her analysis compels…

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This work presents the results of a study undertaken by Abraham Monk and Carole Cox, which analyzes how the countries of Argentina, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden have responded to the increasing need for home health care. The study,…

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Wages for Caring examines policies and programs of compensation for family caregivers of the disabled elderly from a broad analytical perspective, weighing current policies of home care services against principles of access, equity, quality, and funding of…

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Chief among the fears of the aging population are memory loss and dementia. In Overcoming Senior Moments, we learn how to maintain brain health and guard against dementia through pleasantly illustrated text that simplifies how the brain works and what it needs in…

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This up-to-date book reflects the breadth of research into gerontology and analyzes the major themes and issues in the area of aging and social policy, in both an Australian context and from an international perspective. Topics discussed include unemployment,…

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The aging of the population is a demographic phenomenon, a social problem and a policy issue. The numbers of aged and the cost of supporting and caring for them are increasing, as is the feminization of aging. Diane Gibson provides a broad overview of the issues…

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Leutz and his colleagues offer the most practice-oriented and realistic assessment of how chronically ill elders are being served at the community level. They analyze options and opportunities open to policy makers and practitioners relative to long-term care in…

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