When Our Parents Need Us Most
Loving Care in the Aging Years

© 1994  David L. McKenna

Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois

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Subjects: 1. Aging parents Care Religious aspects Christianity. 2. Aging parents Care United States. 3. Aging parents Family relationships United States. 4. Spiritual life  Christianity.
HQ1064.U5 M46 ~ 306.874 20 ~ OCLC: 29478015 ~ LC: 93042150 ~ 125p.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . vii

CHAPTER 1 . . . . . . . . . 1

   Living with the Inevitable: Aging

CHAPTER 2 . . . . . . . . . 11

   Honoring Old Age: Self-Worth

CHAPTER 3 . . . . . . . . . 19

   Knowing When to Step Down: Retirement

CHAPTER 4 . . . . . . . . . 29

   Severing the Symbols: Independence

CHAPTER 5 . . . . . . . . . 43

   Choosing between Parents: Alienation

CHAPTER 6 . . . . . . . . . 49

   Recycling the Generations: Heredity

CHAPTER 7 . . . . . . . . . 57          

   Parenting Our Parents: Roles

CHAPTER 8 . . . . . . . . . 65

   Borrowing on Trust: Finances

CHAPTER 9 . . . . . . . . . 73

   Handling Our Emotions: Guilt

CHAPTER 10 . . . . . . . . . 81

   Meeting Our Mortality: Sickness

CHAPTER 11 . . . . . . . . . 89

   Dealing with Doubt: Salvation

CHAPTER 12 . . . . . . . . . 99

   Sightings of Heaven: Death

CHAPTER 13 . . . . . . . . . 111

   Learning from Jesus: Caregiving

Rights and Responsibilities of the Christian Caregiver . . . . . . . . . 123

ENDNOTES . . . . . . . . . 125

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