Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Elderly Parents With All Their Marbles - a book review

Quotes to warm your heart:

Today's featured book:

Title:  Elderly Parents With All Their
           Marbles: A Survival Guide for
           the Kids

Author:  Pamela Carey

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About the book:

The author sites 49 rules as a survival kit for "kids" while looking after their aging parents.  If you are presently a caregiver or are going to be one soon then this book is for you. And yes, someday YOU will be the one who needs the special attention and care from a loved one, as we all will, so it's for you too.  

Pamela tells of her own personal experiences with her beloved parents as life-changing decisions must be made. She is well aware that these moves will significantly alter the rest of their lives: from moving them out of their familiar, comfort zone to the constant monitoring of their health and general well-being.  

This book is written in a journalistic fashion and even though the subject matter is educational and serious she manages to tell it in a witty, practical and humorous way.  She draws back the curtain and with underlying raw honestly discusses not only the burden but the privilege of caring for her parents until they are no more.  She wisely includes a useful appendix of websites, definitions and other  sundries that are of great benefit to the reader for such a time as this.  I highly recommend this book.

About the author:

In June,2014, a division of New River Press published my nonfiction title, ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES:A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS. I wrote the book as a handbook for boomers (like my kids) who will soon be taking care of us. It's based on 49 humorous "rules" I devised as I tell the story of my parents' healthy, independent 80's and 90's, and it includes an appendix of useful websites, definitions, and phone numbers. In 2009 New River Press had published my first nonfiction book, MINOR LEAGUE MOM:A MOTHER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE RED SOX FARM TEAMS. I am the mother of two former Red Sox minor leaguers (subject of first book). I hold a B.A.from Colby College and an M.A.from Columbia University Teachers College. I was the Information Director for the Delaware Dept. of Education and taught high school English in Connecticut, Georgia, and Maine. I hold an advanced degree from R.I. School Design and owned Interiors by Pamela in R.I. for fourteen years. There, I taught adult education and served in many civic capacities. My husband and I reside in Delray Beach, Fla., and Westport, Mass. 

                        Book Review Rating:  8 (Fantastic!)

Read on and read always!  Have a perfect day everyone.

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