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Taking Care of Aging Family Members, Rev. Ed.

A Practical Guide

About The Book

Established in its first edition as the definitive guide for family members and professionals on all aspects of caring for the aged, this beautifully written and comprehensive handbook has been updated to include more issues of concern to the aged and those who care for them.

Unlike other books on caring for the aged, Taking Care of Aging Family Members provides thorough and substantive advice and information on the complete range of psychological, social, and financial issues that face those caring for an older person.

This expanded edition includes new sections on spiritual concerns, ethnicity, and self-neglect, as well as updated sections on conflict resolution in families, long-distance caregivers; coping with physical changes, and the woman-in-the-middle who cares for both children and parents.

About The Authors

 Wendy Lustbader, MSW, is the author of several books and essays that have earned her a national reputation in the field of aging. She is a skilled psychotherapist, a popular speaker throughout North America, and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington Seattle School of Social Work.

Nancy Hooyman is a dean of the University of Washington School of Social Work in Seattle. She has received national recognition for her scholarship on aging, issues related to caregiving, feminist social work practice, and administration and community organization. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

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