How to Honor Your Aging Parents: Fundamental Principles of Caregiving
Author: Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D.
The Fourth Commandment was one of the first things we were taught as children. Obeying our parents was the initial message, but these words take on a whole new meaning once we reach adulthood. As our parents, relatives, and friends age, many of us are called upon to offer them support, encouragement, and care. Though the role of caregiving can confuse the relationship between an adult child and an aging parent, the Fourth Commandment charges us with a responsibility, based on love, to remain faithful to the ongoing welfare of our parents.
How to Honor Your Aging Parents: Fundamental Principles of Caregiving sets out to prepare you to do the best job possible -- to truly honor your aging parent, relative, or friend -- and not lose yourself in the process. Author Richard Johnson identifies ten essential principles for caregiving to help you succeed in your journey. By applying these principles to your particular situation, you'll be taking a positive step toward helping yourself as a caregiver, and at the same time honoring your aging parent.
The ten caregiving principles thoroughly described in this book are equally applicable to all caregiving situations, not just the adult child --aging parent caregiving relationship.