5-Star Review on Amazon.uk
PARENTING YOUR PARENTS is a very good practical guide,
Dr. Arthur Dodek
This review is from: Parenting Your Parents: Straight Talk About Aging in the Family (Kindle Edition)
I enjoyed this book as it is so practical. If relates real life case histories which are down-to-earth. These are true and so easy to relate to. Actually, there is an outstanding Table of Contents, clearly outlined in the print version, noting a previous review comment. I found that the Geriatrician's point of view presented after each case study was so practical. One can tell that Dr. Gordon does have extensive experience in geriatrics, as one of the pioneers in this field in North America. The reader will be able to identify with some of the topics presented such as travel for the elderly, culture clash, who is the rightful decision-maker, sexuality late in life, dealing with dementia in the family …
Publishers Weekly has reviewed Parenting Your Parents: Straight Talk about Aging in the Family. Here's what they said:
This updated book by Mindszenthy, a caregiver and eldercare advocate, and Gordon, head of geriatrics at a Toronto geriatric care center, is a read filled with anecdotes about different families and how they have struggled to assist and make decisions on behalf of ailing, aging parents. It describes culture clashes, strokes, dementia, substance abuse, guilt and many more scenarios that lock seniors and those who love them in a struggle to balance regular life with appropriate caring requirements. Those dealing with such issues and the heart wrenching decisions involved may be relieved to feel that they are not alone. Authors write eloquently and compassionately about each case study, weighing in on treatment plans and on which family members are behaving suitably under the circumstances. Mindszenthy's chapter on his mother's dementia and the personal anguish it caused his family is a cry from the heart that sends the ultimate message of the book with great clarity: "It's a portion of life none of us is prepared to – or wants to – face. However, it's there, and for each of us, it's there in a different way and form."
Reviewed on 01/06/2014. Reprinted with permission.