The Reluctant Caregivers: Learning to Care
for a Loved One With Alzheimer's

Anne Hendershott

Synopsis

Although Hendershott has spent many years teaching and writing about the sociological aspects of aging, she writes that "none of this could have prepared me for the overwhelming challenge of caring for my own mother-in-law in my home." She introduces baby boomers as the unexpected caregivers of the coming decades. The process of family denial about symptoms, work-family conflict, and the unique problems of children of caregivers are explored in an effort to find solutions to the caregiving challenge.

 

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