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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 350 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780307271822


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

by Gross, Jane.

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Call number: 306.874 Gr

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, West Adult

Additional Details

Includes index.

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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Jane Gross's book is very well-written, and her journey into caregiving resonates with many of us who are facing taking care of our beloved parents in their final years. I am grateful that she not only has her column for the NY Times, but that she wrote this book to help others with their own learning curves. Navigating the decision making journey of caregiving is scary - I was thankful to learn from what she learned along the way.

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