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Kat (polbio) - reviewed Elder Rage or, Take My Father... Please!: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents on
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I am director of a dementia Unit in an Assisted Living Facility. The director of the facility recommended it to me since we have a few aggressive residents. THis book is very well written and the last segments have a lot of great information on dementia and behavior modification. Jacqueline used a LOT of humor to keep it going. I would recommend this book to anyone with aging parents, whether they have dementia or not and also to anyone who works with dementia patients.
This book is invaluable to anyone who is going though the struggle of caring for ailing parents who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's. The author manages to convey wonderful advice with a touch of humor, and she managed to make a very difficult situation somewhat more bearable. I highly recommend this book.
tani reviewed Elder Rage or, Take My Father... Please!: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents on
I am now nearing the end of this book. Most of it is devoted to the author's absolutely horrifying and enraging experience (because of many of the doctors who wouldn't help her), yet written in such a way that parts of it are hilarious. I really enjoyed the way she wove so many names and songs and bits of quotes and lyrics into the text. (You find yourself feeling pleased to recognize some of them and puzzled by others.) The last part of the book is full of practical information to help others deal with their caring-for-elders problems. I have a dear relative with Alzheimer's disease, and I am really glad to have stumbled upon this book (on PBS, as a matter of fact! Thanks!)