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Aging parents, ambivalent baby boomers a critical approach to gerontology by Jayne E Maugans

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Published by General Hall in Dix Hills, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Aging parents -- United States -- Family relationships,
  • Baby boom generation -- United States -- Family relationships,
  • Adult children -- United States,
  • Intergenerational relations -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-174) and index

StatementJayne E. Maugans
SeriesThe Reynolds series in sociology
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 181 p. ;
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16763671M
ISBN 100930390237, 0930390490
LC Control Number93079472

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  Aging Parents, Aging Children by Drs. Aronson and Weiner is unique in that although the primary perspective on the problems, solutions and dilemmas in caring for our elder family members is through the eyes of their middle-aged children, this is definitely a 'now' book for readers of every generation. Many in my profession concur that our society is weak in manifesting and modeling /5(9). Description Bringing critical theory to bear on questions of gerontology, Maugans corrects gerontology's traditional leanings. Aging Parents, Ambivalent Baby Boomers includes reflections . Summary: Bringing critical theory to bear on questions of gerontology, Maugans corrects gerontology's traditional leanings. Aging Parents, Ambivalent Baby Boomers includes reflections on the society rather than just the individual and looks at qualitative as well as quantitative methods. In 4 libraries. x, p. ; 23 cm. Intergenerational relations -- United States. Baby boom generation -- United States. Children of older parents -- United States. Older parents. Older parents -- United States.

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What contextual factors condition how the baby boomers will cope with the aging of their own parents and with their own aging in relation to their family? Because it is impossible to answer these questions fully in a brief article, we would like to be provocative rather than definitive and to speculate about how some novel characteristics of.   Now, the main topic of conversation for Baby Boomers is talking about parents and their illnesses, challenges, cognitive issues, and more. Senior care authority Frank Samson assists his Baby Boomer client, Linda, to guide her through the challenges she’s facing with her aging parents. He asks the tough questions to experts in health care, law 5/5(23).   Think of the book as a personal guide for helping your parent (and yourself), for finding and dealing with an appropriate home for your aging parent, and interacting with your siblings. The book details the author's personal dealings with a wide range of issues, including interacting with doctors, aides, staff members, nurses, and other support /5. The assignment was daunting: could I curate a list of 40 books for Baby Boomers? The problem was not coming up with 40 books that I thought might speak to the generation born between and —the dilemma was cutting a list down to In the weeks I’ve been working on this list, I’ve added and subtracted over 90 books.