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The Resource As my parents age : reflections on life, love, and change, Cynthia Ruchti

As my parents age : reflections on life, love, and change, Cynthia Ruchti

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As my parents age : reflections on life, love, and change
Title
As my parents age
Title remainder
reflections on life, love, and change
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Ruchti
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For most of us it is not the “ifs” but the “whens”: when I notice the first signs; when we mourn the role reversal; when my children need me too; or when I don’t know how to pray. Those are just a few of the fifty-two reflections on the changes, challenges, and blessings of loving your parent as they grow older. Their lives – and yours – begin to change. Knowing that you are not alone, that others have been where you are, is encouraging and uplifting. This is not a how-to, but a me-too, as you see yourself and your own situation lived out in the stories of others
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10567614
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ruchti, Cynthia
Dewey number
248.8/5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Aging parents
  • Older people
  • Caregivers
  • Aging parents
  • Aging
  • Caregivers
  • Older people
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
reflections on life, love, and change
Label
As my parents age : reflections on life, love, and change, Cynthia Ruchti
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When I notice the first signs -- When it all comes down to what matters most -- When they're miles and miles away -- When we mourn and embrace the role reversal -- When my children need me too -- When my parents won't accept help -- When I'm tempted to help too much -- When my siblings disagree on our parents' care -- When my parents won't have the hard conversations -- When they can't let old hurts go -- When all we can do is laugh -- When my parent is in denial -- When my parent's strongest gift is stubbornness -- When my parents make unwise decisions -- When my gratitude gets lost in life's wrinkles -- When I don't know what to pray -- When my parent's mind is gone -- When I think I can't make an impact -- When my parent loses who I am -- When they think life no longer has meaning -- When their aging changes me -- When it's just plain hard -- When I don't know what to say -- When time is all they want from me -- When guilt taints our relationship -- When my parents' needs cost me -- When I feel as if the battle is mine alone -- When I can't keep my promise to my parents -- When I don't recognize or like who my parent has become -- When I become the story-keeper -- When visiting deepens my pain...and my understanding -- When no one understands or knows how to help -- When my efforts seem so small -- When the end is too near -- When I'm already grieving -- When they die too young -- When my skills and love are no longer enough -- When the moment comes to say good-bye -- When I shift to life without my parents
Control code
ocn962552771
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781617957529
Lccn
2017005521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962552771
Label
As my parents age : reflections on life, love, and change, Cynthia Ruchti
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When I notice the first signs -- When it all comes down to what matters most -- When they're miles and miles away -- When we mourn and embrace the role reversal -- When my children need me too -- When my parents won't accept help -- When I'm tempted to help too much -- When my siblings disagree on our parents' care -- When my parents won't have the hard conversations -- When they can't let old hurts go -- When all we can do is laugh -- When my parent is in denial -- When my parent's strongest gift is stubbornness -- When my parents make unwise decisions -- When my gratitude gets lost in life's wrinkles -- When I don't know what to pray -- When my parent's mind is gone -- When I think I can't make an impact -- When my parent loses who I am -- When they think life no longer has meaning -- When their aging changes me -- When it's just plain hard -- When I don't know what to say -- When time is all they want from me -- When guilt taints our relationship -- When my parents' needs cost me -- When I feel as if the battle is mine alone -- When I can't keep my promise to my parents -- When I don't recognize or like who my parent has become -- When I become the story-keeper -- When visiting deepens my pain...and my understanding -- When no one understands or knows how to help -- When my efforts seem so small -- When the end is too near -- When I'm already grieving -- When they die too young -- When my skills and love are no longer enough -- When the moment comes to say good-bye -- When I shift to life without my parents
Control code
ocn962552771
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781617957529
Lccn
2017005521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962552771

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