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Eldercare For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-2469-1
Paperback
384 pages
May 2003
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Introduction.

Part I: Entering the World of Caregiving.

Chapter 1: Eldercare Basics.

Chapter 2: The Elderly Are Like Vintage Computers.

Chapter 3: Old Age Is a Family Affair: Deciding Who, What, Where, and When.

Chapter 4: Where to Turn When Your Elder Needs a New Home.

Part II: Mastering Everyday Challenges.

Chapter 5: Sleeping Well Means Doing Well.

Chapter 6: Helping Finicky Eaters.

Chapter 7: Helping Elderly People Be All That They Can Be.

Chapter 8: Sharing the Caring.

Chapter 9: Growing Closer and Dearer: Improving Relationships.

Part III: Keeping Elderly Folks Safe and Sound.

Chapter 10: Living Well with Chronic Medical Conditions.

Chapter 11: Just Say “Yes” to Health-Giving Drugs.

Chapter 12: Protective Doohickeys and Thingamajigs.

Chapter 13: Dealing with Leaky Plumbing and Other Incontinence Problems.

Chapter 14: Getting Out and About.

Part IV: The Blues, the “Good Old Days,” and Other Senior Moments.

Chapter 15: When the Clouds Roll In: Dealing with Depression.

Chapter 16: Managing Anxiety.

Chapter 17: All About Alzheimer’s Disease.

Chapter 18: Managing the Distressing Behavior and Emotions of Confused Elderly.

Part V: Making the Final Years Golden.

Chapter 19: When “The Apple of Your Eye” Needs a Peer.

Chapter 20: Keeping Your Elder at the Helm.

Chapter 21: Keeping the Bill Collector from the Door.

Chapter 22: Helping Spiritual and Religious Elderly “Keep the Faith”.

Chapter 23: Ensuring a Good Death.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Tests to Help You Assess a Nursing Home.

Chapter 25: Ten Ways (More or Less) That Elders Hide Their Feelings.

Index.

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