The gift of caring [electronic resource] : Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare. M.S Houle, Marcy Cottrell.
- ISBN: 9781630760984 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2015.
|Summary, etc.:|| The desire to help our elders navigate health issues is clear and universal—how to assure proper care and a good ending is not. Combining adroit storytelling skills with expert advice, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare brings the reader into all-too-familiar scenarios facing our aging parents and offers answers to questions we may not know to ask until it's too late. Author and biologist Marcy Houle shares her personal journey of caring for her father, a surgeon, who developed Alzheimer's, and later her mother, who succumbed to other medical conditions. Like many children of aging parents, Marcy often felt powerless traveling this sad trajectory—watching them fall through the cracks of a fragmented and confusing healthcare system, where professionals often wrote off their symptoms as "just old age." Not having the understanding of the changes that come with aging, she was led to believe there was nothing she could do to...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1639 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 481 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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