A positive but firm approach to the problems and possibilities of old age addresses itself to those with older members of...

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HOW TO HELP OLDER PEOPLE: A Guide for You and Your Family

A positive but firm approach to the problems and possibilities of old age addresses itself to those with older members of the family to care for. It surveys the needs of the old as the old see them and live them -- it discusses the question of living quarters, alone or with the family; medical attention in health and sickness; occupations after retirement and limitation of faculties; the place of institutions and community in caring for the old; the adjustments required for the old person and loved ones as senescence takes its toll; assuring the privacy and independence and acceptance of an elderly individual. There is specific advice on how to choose a doctor or a home, how to note signs of mental deterioration. The emphasis is on helping the old to live their own separate, rich lives as far as possible, but the book does not dodge realities, biological or psychological. Somewhat repetitive, but a sound aid.

Pub Date: May 26, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1954

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