A guide to caring for aging and ailing family members, which offers expert advice, illuminating vignettes, and a compassionate approach to building constructive, mutually gratifying relationships. When it comes time to provide care for those who once cared for us, where can we turn? This book offers practical guidance for a broad range of caregiving situations when family caregivers assume their new role. - Uses the latest research and draws on case histories and interviews. - Is a resource as well as a source of inspiration, with a blend of powerful stories and practical advice. - Helps caregivers cope with numerous challenges, including parents who need but refuse help; siblings who don't get along; the complexity of healthcare systems; financial issues; juggling work and caregiving; the use of technology; the power of connecting with a loved one who has dementia; and realizing the benefits amid the burdens of caregiving.