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Parenting Your Parents

Support Strategies for Meeting the Challenge of Aging in the Family

by Bart J. Mindszenthy & Michael Gordon

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health care issues, aging
list price: $22.99
published: 2002
publisher: Dundurn Press

It’s an experience shared by almost all of us at some point in our lives, yet we all feel like it’s something we go through alone. When our parents reach a certain age, and are unable to cope the way they did when they were younger, we find ourselves wondering how to provide them with the kind of love, care, support, affection, and attention they need – just as they have done for us all our lives.
Parenting Your Parents examines the experiences of fourteen families that are facing the challenge of helping and supporting their aging parents through a range of demanding situations. Each story demonstrates that we are not alone – that many thousands of us face similar challenges every day, everywhere. And if we set our minds to it, we can learn to understand the challenges, pitfalls, joys, and sorrows, and begin to plan now.
With reflections and advice from one of Canada’s pre-eminent geriatric physicians, as well as a personal planner and a list of organizations and services that can be of assistance, Parenting Your Parents is a valuable tool for anyone facing this special family crisis.

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Contributor notes

Bart J. Mindszenthy, APR, Fellow CPRS, is partner in The Mindszenthy & Roberts Corp., a Toronto-based firm specializing in organizational major change, conflict, and crisis communications. Bart is co-author of No-Surprises, the first Canadian book on crisis communications, and co-author of last year's best-selling business book, Leadership@Work.

Dr. Michael Gordon is head of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine at Toronto's Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He writes regularly for the lay and professional press and contributes frequently to radio and television about the challenges and joys of growing older.

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Editorial Review

"Bart Mindszenthry and Dr. Michael Gordon are to be commended on writing an accessible and extremely useful book that helps parents and their adults children through a stressful time of life for everyone concerned."

— 701.com
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About the Authors

Bart J. Mindszenthy

Bart J. Mindszenthy, APR, FCPRS, LM, is a family caregiver and eldercaring advocate with five books on the subject. He is also a partner in a communications firm operating in Canada and the U.S. He lives in Toronto.

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Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon, MD, MSC, and FRCPC, is professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and the head of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine at Toronto's Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He lives in Toronto.

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