The Dwindling

The Dwindling

A Daughter's Caregiving Journey to the Edge of Life

Book - 2017
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"The millennium dawns. Twin baby boomers anticipate freedom following kids and career. But there's a hitch. Mom and Dad are frail and fading fast. So Judi and Janet become caregivers, and journey with Betty and Fred to their edge of life. Over the next decade, the twins reluctantly accept that old age has no cure. As they strive for quality care for Mom and Dad, they sharpen their skills and hone new strengths. Both daughters and parents discover their deep connection and tenderness towards each other in their slow dance of caring and being cared for. Flashbacks enrich this impassioned story. The reader is drawn through every kind of care setting where dwindling happens. They learn to recognize excellence but also weakness in doctor's offices, emergency wards, dementia lockups, long term care homes, and finally hospices. They come to appreciate the challenges that all health care systems are facing as they try to cope with quality care at the edge of life. Some readers might even ask, "what will happen when the boomer generation begins to dwindle?"--
Publisher: Victoria, BC : , Journeys Press, , 2017
ISBN: 9780995864412
Branch Call Number: ANF 306.874092 DUN
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 23 cm

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