I’ve just fininshed reading “ElderRage-or-Take My Father…Please!” by Jacqueline Marcell (Irvine, CA: Impressive Press, 2001). I’d heard about this book for a long time and am sorry it took me so long to read it. I got my copy from Amazon.
I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting insight into the psychology of caregiving to the elderly. Ms. Marcell’s account is “from the trenches”. She describes the ordeal of being a caregiver to both of her parents, who suffered from dementia, in addition to other health problems. She does this all with great humor, which kept me very engaged in what was actually a very sad story. In addition to vividly describing how and why she became her parent’s parent, Ms. Marcell gives practical solutions and advice for the caregiver.