Elder Rage, or Take My Father... Please!: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents
Elder Rage or Take My Father Please How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents Author:Jacqueline Marcell A riveting, often humorous, non-fiction novel that chronicles Jacqueline Marcell's trials and tribulations, and eventual success at managing the care of her aging parents. Elder Rage is also an extensive self-help book with solutions for effective management, medically and behaviorally, of challenging elders who resist care. Includes answers to ... more »difficult "how to" questions like: getting obstinate elders to give up driving, accept a caregiver, see a different doctor, go to adult day care, move to a new residence--and includes a wealth of valuable resources, websites and recommended reading. The addendum by renowned dementia specialist, Rodman Shankle, MS MD: A Physicians Guide to Treating Dementia, makes it valuable for everyone from the family to the physician. Elder Rage is required reading at several universities for graduate courses in geriatric assessment and management.« less
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.
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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.