"An enormous, comprehensive contribution of knowledge and wisdom to all who are committed to the quality of life of older persons and their adult children . . . a must-read for anyone who wishes to better understand the challenges, joys, and actionable options that are part of family caregiving in our contemporary communities.""Jeanette C. Takamura, Ph.D., M.S.W., Dean and Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Aging, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (1996-2001)
You and Your Aging Parent was the first book to shed light on the emotional, social, health, and financial difficulties that elderly parents and their adult children face during the senior years. It quickly became the classic text on the subject. Now, in this newly revised edition, the book addresses the changes that have occurred over the past 30 years in our understanding of the aging process, while still embracing the authors' enduring insight: that the ways in which parents and adult children meet the challenges of aging are as much a unique family affair as any other experience they"ve had together in earlier phases of life. The book also now includes commentary by author and humorist Bob Morris, who provides insightful and entertaining observations about his own parents as they aged, serving as a contemporary voice for the middle-aged son or daughter today.
"You and Your Aging Parent is more than a symbolic classic. It is immediately useful to both parents and their adult children, and I urge all families who are now navigating a parent"s aging process to read it.""Robert N. Butler, M.D., President and CEO, International Longevity Center " USA, Professor, Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Pulitzer-Prize winner in nonfiction (1976)