The Other Talk by mr tim prosch
A Boomer's guide to talking with your family about the rest of your life

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Reissued in 2013 as The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life

The first edition of this book is no longer available as of September 2013.
The Other Talk has been revised by AARP and McGraw-Hill Professional.
The new product ISBN is 9780071830980.

About mr tim prosch

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Throughout my career, I have focused my energies and attention on understanding and addressing the needs, wants and challenges of the Baby Boom generation for a variety of national and international organizations. For the past 15 years, I have homed in on elder care and end of life issues. That experience combined with four specific events drove me to write this book: 1. Over the last ten years, I have been interviewing hundreds of Baby Boomers to determine the perceptions, attitudes and mindset that this unique generation brings to the various decisions at the end of life. One clear message is that Boomers do not want their kids to suffer through the same frustrations, arguments and unpleasant surprises that they experienced in their parents' last chapter of life. 2. In 2005, the Terri Schiavo case captured the attention (and heartstrings) of the world, especially the tug of war between Terri's husband and her parents over what she wanted done at the end of her life. 3. Concurrently, over the last five years, I have experienced, through the rapidly declining health of my own parents, the escalating frustrations and financial crises that lack of communication can create. 4. Finally, for the Baby Boomers, there is a Perfect Storm that has been brewing in geriatric care in recent years and it's scheduled to hit the Boomers just as they reach 65. - More: 65+ population will grow 60% between now and 2025 - Longer: Today's 65 year old will live for another 18.5 years - Fewer: Supply of primary care physicians as well as geriatric doctors and nurses is declining Boomers and their families need to start preparing. They should start having the Other Talk now, then keep on talking. This book is the catalyst that can get you there!
Published September 8, 2012 by contact points. 226 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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