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They're your parents, too! : how siblings can survive their parents' aging witho
Russo, Francine
Adult Nonfiction HQ1063.6 .R88 2010

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Introduction: My Uneasy Journey into the Twilightp. ix
Part 1 - Confronting a New Family Passage
1 - The Last Transition of Our First Familyp. 3
2 - Acknowledging Our Parents' Agingp. 19
Part 2 - Return to the House of Childhood: Adapting Old Roles and Relationships, Confronting Old Conflicts
3 - Who's Taking Care of Mom? Adapting Roles and Relationships to Take On Parent Carep. 47
4 - Dad Still Loves You More: Revived Rivalries, Chances For Resolutionp. 81
5 - "We weren't your Norman Rockwell Family": Holding the Ideal up to Realityp. 108
6 - Who Put You in Charge? Adjusting to New Decision Makersp. 133
Part 3 - Slipping Away: Making Peace with Change and Loss
7 - Here Yet Not Here: The Dynamics of Dementiap. 155
8 - Gathering at the Deathbed: Decisions, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Lossp. 184
Part 4 - Reinventing the Family For Our Generation: Sharing Stories, Passing On Legacies
9 - Mourning and moving on: alone and togetherp. 211
10 - Inheritance: what our parents have left us, what we carry awayp. 233
11 - The sibling generation: sustaining the family connection into the futurep. 257
Acknowledgmentsp. 267
Notesp. 269
Indexp. 279

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