reads like a fascinating novel that keeps the reader spellbound
and amused by the true revealing portrait of an intriguing cast of
characters. As the unbelievable saga unfolds like a never-ending soap opera,
Jacqueline calls on her long career as an executive in the television
industry to draw humorous comparisons to "show business." She
summarizes her challenging circumstances with famous television and movie
quotes and always has an appropriate theme song which helps her hold onto her
sanity. Filled with laughter and tears, this riveting story puts real faces
and human heart into one of the most difficult situations that so many Baby
Boomers are unfortunately finding themselves faced with.
will help caregivers in the thick of it, as well as those who
are anxiously anticipating the overwhelming responsibility befalling them.
Interwoven into the amazing journey is a wealth of valuable and practical
caregiving information that Jacqueline masters along the way. Anyone managing
a difficult elder will surely be comforted as they
read about the extreme case of elder rage that she survived. Unexpected,
tortured emotions will be validated and understood as part of the process of
caring for an elderly loved one.
Jacqueline is a college graduate who taught at major universities, ran
companies, but says, "This lesson was, by far, the biggest challenge of my
life. The mistakes I made, and the advice I give, will help caregivers cope
with the countless frustrations of how to handle one of the hardest times of
their lives, as they raise their rebellious parents through their "not-so"
golden years, helping them to make the difficult transition from adulthood
back to their childhoods again."