‘Elder Rage’: New Book Details Heartache of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, Offers Advice, Warning Signs

‘Elder Rage’: New Book Details Heartache of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, Offers Advice, Warning Signs
Elder Rage: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents is a new book by Jacqueline Marcell, who details her experiences caring for her elderly parents, both of whom had Alzheimer's disease. She has written the book as an aid to other caregivers. Initially, both her parents were undiagnosed. Marcell describes the struggle in her book: "For eleven years I pleaded with my ‘challenging’ elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he always insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I hired soon sighed in exasperation, ‘Jacqueline, I just can't work with your father. His temper is impossible to handle and he’s not going to accept help until he's on his knees himself.’" Her father's pat
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