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A bittersweet season : caring for our aging parents-- and ourselves

by Gross, Jane.

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In telling the warmhearted story of caring for her own aged and ailing mother, "New York Times" journalist Gross offers indispensable advice on virtually every aspect of elder care. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • The early heroic rush
  • The myth of assisted living
  • The vestiges of family medicine
  • A job for professionals
  • The best doctors money can buy
  • September eleventh
  • September twelfth
  • The biology, sociology, and psychology of aging
  • A nursing home thanksgiving
  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Follow the money
  • Therapeutic fibs
  • Cruel sorting
  • As complicated as a Rubik's cube
  • The time for talking
  • N-O-W
  • Dying days
  • Orphans.
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