Crossroads at midlife: your aging parents, your emotions, and your self

Book Cover
Average Rating
Language:
English
Description

With medical science, health care, and healthy lifestyles extending our lifespans as never before, more and more midlife adults are finding themselves caring for their aging parents. This role can trigger not only logistical and financial challenges, but also great emotional upheaval. There is a reversal of roles as the child--often in the midst of raising his or her own adolescent or young adult offspring--becomes the caretaker of the parent. A parent's aging and mortality elicits strong feelings of loss, and a stark realization of one's own aging and mortality. Past, present, and future paths converge, and the caretaker is at the center of that crossroads. Psychologist Praver--a specialist working with such caretakers--shows us their inner worlds, and how they used a difficult point in their lives to embark on a journey of self-understanding and self-transformation--a journey toward a more meaningful life for themselves.

Readers can gain a better understanding of their own lives-- and know they are not alone in their struggles to contend with and find powerful benefits from the emotional side of caring for an aging parent. Distress can become peace of mind, as we see in the stories of men and women who sought Praver's help. Relationships that might be weakened by a caretaker role--relationships between caretakers and their children, spouses, and friends--can actually grow stronger with the experience. Profound issues affecting caretakers are shared in this evocative book, which is an enlightening and enjoyable read.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780275981839
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDcf699ddd-8c32-d121-2054-bb9b8ec296de
Grouping Titlecrossroads at midlife your aging parents your emotions and your self
Grouping Authorpraver frances cohen
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-08 17:54:22PM
Last Indexed2019-12-09 04:31:23AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorPraver, Frances Cohen, 1937-
author_displayPraver, Frances Cohen
available_at_bemisBemis Public Library
detailed_location_bemisBemis Lower Level
display_description
format_bemisBook
format_category_bemisBooks
idcf699ddd-8c32-d121-2054-bb9b8ec296de
isbn9780275981839
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b31062647.i122815804Bemis Lower Level306.874 PRAVER, F1falsefalseOn Shelfbelow
itype_bemisJuvenile Biography
last_indexed2019-12-09T11:31:23.015Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_bemis306.874 PRAVER,F
local_time_since_added_bemisYear
owning_library_bemisBemis Public Library
owning_location_bemisBemis Public Library
primary_isbn9780275981839
publishDate2004
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b31062647BookBooksEnglishPraeger, 2004.xiv, 164 pages ; 24 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_bemis
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b31062647.i122815804On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
subject_facetAdult children of aging parents -- Family relationships
Aging parents -- Care
Caregivers
Intergenerational relations
title_displayCrossroads at midlife : your aging parents, your emotions, and your self
title_fullCrossroads at midlife : your aging parents, your emotions, and your self / Frances Cohen Praver ; foreword by Irwin Hirsch
title_shortCrossroads at midlife
title_subyour aging parents, your emotions, and your self
topic_facetAdult children of aging parents
Aging parents
Care
Caregivers
Family relationships
Intergenerational relations