With this third edition of Parenting Your Parents: Straight Talk about Aging in the Family the authors, Bart Mindszenthy and Dr. Michael Gordon, have added a new level of insight and sensitivity to the issues encountered by families as they try to unravel the various problems that they will inevitably face as their parents age and gradually decline.
These Family Case Studies provide a compelling context in which to absorb the authors’ practical advice about addressing – as a family – issues like stroke, surgery, independence, dementia, and end of life decisions with patience, tact, and reason. (WhaleyEstateLitigation.com
[The] 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.' (Publisher's Weekly (US)
About the Author
Bart J. Mindszenthy, APR, FCPRS, LM, has been a family caregiver and eldercare advocate since 2002 with five books on the subject, including The Family Eldercare Workbook Planner. He is also a partner in a communications and training firm operating in Canada and the U.S. He lives in Toronto.
Michael Gordon, MD, MSC, and FRCPC, is professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, head of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine at Toronto's Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, and author of Late Stage Dementia and Moments that Matter. He lives in Toronto.