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Loving Your Parents When They Can No Longer Love You helps you to navigate the challenging role of caregiver and alerts you to some difficult issues you may face including legal and financial decisions, resolving unfinished business, and much more. At the end of each chapter are "Questions For Consideration" to help you focus on both personal thoughts and practical considerations.
Insights on Caring for Any Aging Parent * Timely guidance for the challenges * Encouragement for the journey You had plans for this time in your life, but now a parent needs care. It's a confusing, stressful, and exhausting time. But it can also be a time of remarkable spiritual growth. Loving Your Parents When They Can No Longer Love You helps you navigate your role as caregiver with God's grace and guidance. And it alerts you to the difficult issues you may face, such as: * Legal and financial decisions * How much care will be needed and when * Evaluating different living options * Depression, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease * Caring for a parent who has mistreated you * Accepting and planning for death Most important, this book helps you embrace caregiving as a spiritual journey that will deepen your faith and strengthen your character. It not only opens your eyes to the realities of caregiving; it also teaches you how to allow God to change your life for the better.
Terry Hargrave, PhD, is nationally recognized for his pioneering work with aging and intergenerational families and the author of Loving Your Parents When They Can No Longer Love You. . Terry has appeared as a consultant on ABC's Good Morning, America, and he and his wife Sharon are therapists in private practice. Terry is professor of marriage and family therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology. He and his wife, Sharon, have two children and were the primary caregivers for Sharon's mother until her passing.