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How to Say It® to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders


A practical guide to bridging the generation gap.  In How to Say It to Seniors, geriatric psychology expert David Solie offers help in removing the typical communication blocks many experience with the elderly. By sharing his insights into the later stages of life, Solie helps in understanding the unique perspective of seniors, and provides the tools to relate to them.   Customer Feedback

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How to Honor Your Aging Parents: Fundamental Principles of Caregiving


Too often, people enter the role of caregiver for an aging parent unprepared, and, as a result of exhaustion, exasperation, and guilt, fail in their objective. These are not bad, lazy, negligent people. Most of the time, they simply tried to do too much. Written for any person who is caregiving or who anticipates that they will be called upon to give some form of care to an elder, this book sets out to prepare caregivers to […]

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Hospice FAQ – Caring For an Aging Parent at the End of Life


What is hospice? The idea is rooted in the ages-old idea of hospitality, which allowed travelers to rest after a long journey. Hospice services are designed to ease patients and their family into the final stage of life. Hospices offer management of pain or disease-related symptoms and spiritual and emotional support. Some providers also offer respite care as well as elder caregiver support. Care can be provided in the hospital, at the patient’s home, or in special […]

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Senior Health Assessment 6.0: What should you expect at your age? A lot! ®


Introduction to the Senior Health Assessment“Ask not what your doctor can do for you, ask what you can do for your doctor and yourself”with gratitude to President John F. KennedyThere will never be enough geriatricians – doctors (like me) who are specially trained to treat older people – to care for our rapidly aging population. Likewise, there will likely never be enough internists or family practitioners with similar knowledge to care for older adults the way they […]

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The Caregiving Dilemma: Work in an American Nursing Home


Along with increasing life expectancy comes the knowledge that many Americans will one day enter nursing homes. Who are the people who will care for us or for our relatives? Nancy Foner provides a major study of institutional care that focuses on nursing aides, who are the backbone of American nursing homes. She examines the strains and paradoxes facing nursing aides—asked, on the one hand, to provide compassionate care and, on the other, to cope with the […]

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The Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition (Capezuti, Encyclopedia of Elder Care)


The third edition of this outstanding resource reflects the many advances in the care of older people that have occurred since the publication of the second edition in 2007… The vast bulk of the content is accessible and relevant to an international audience. The indexing and cross-referencing are excellent… Score: 5/5 stars.” — Margaret Arthur, Nursing Standard “The information [in this book] is amazing. I reviewed topics in which I have expertise and was very satisfied. This […]

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Caring for My Mom with Love, Laughter, and Tears: A Journey Through Caregiving at the End of Life


Caring for an aging parent requires patience and stamina. Caregiving is hard work. Acknowledging that someone you love is dying is even harder. Caring for My Mom with Love, Laughter, and Tears is the true story of how, with the help of hospice, the author, Rae Ann, was able to honor her mother’s wish to live out the rest of her life, cared for by her daughter, and surrounded by the comforts of home. As the story […]

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Top 6 Causes of Diarrhea in the Elderly


Many elderly folks suffer from the occasional battle with diarrhea without ever knowing what caused it. While it’s generally just an uncomfortable annoyance that only lasts a day or two, it can become a more serious situation when it ends up causing incontinence. Severe or chronic diarrhea is cause for concern and is a situation that requires medical attention. It can be a symptom of colon cancer, diabetes, fecal blockage, infection or other serious medical problem. Loss […]

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