Posted: 09 Aug 2013 04:01 PM PDT
The Caring@Home blog welcomes this guest post by Bart Mindszenthy and Dr. Michael Gordon, authors of Parenting Your Parents: Straight Talk about Aging in the Family.
On September 21, the latest edition of Bart and Dr. Gordon’s book, Parenting Your Parents: Straight Talk About Aging in the Family, will be released. To set the stage, ask yourself, are you struggling to manage your parent’s health care, finances, quality of life, or even independence? If so, you’re not alone. This book will help you greatly.
Millions of people globally, and especially in North America, are confronting a new reality as an unprecedented demographic change sweeps over the world. People are living longer than ever before thanks to medical science and positive lifestyle changes. As a result, millions of elderly parents and grandparents have slowly but surely become more dependent on their loved ones, especially their adult children, to provide them with the love, care, support and attention they need.
More often than not, these children must balance caring for aging parents while maintaining their jobs and relationships with spouses and growing kids… let alone trying to find some me time. If this is your world, or you’re heading that way, Parenting Your Parents will be a welcome source of support, information and advice for navigating the challenges you’re confronting.
The third edition of Parenting Your Parents demonstrates, through 24 case studies and the personal experiences of the authors, that you‘re not alone and offers crucial advice to help you along this difficult but rewarding journey. It also offers the all-new Vulnerability Index to help you assess how much support your parents may need right now, as well as a financial planning section and fully updated, comprehensive Resource Directory. The book will be available in bookstores, online and through the website on September 21. Visithttp://www.parentingyourparents.ca/ to pre-order the book online.
The latest edition of Parenting Your Parents is more fulsome and robust in terms of content and relevance than the earlier editions. The helpful tips and stories, as well as other useful articles and references, will be of interest to anyone who is managing their aging parent’s journey.
Sharing our knowledge will help you begin planning now for the issues that come with aging in the family; these are inevitable and often intense situations that can take their toll on families and friends in many unwanted ways.
To find more information about the book, and to read the Parenting Your Parents blog, visithttp://www.parentingyourparents.ca/.