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Raising an Aging Parent: Guidelines for Families in the Second Half of Life

ISBN: 9781947341807
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Dr. Ken Druck
Pages: 220
Trim: 6 x 9 inches
Published: 11/6/2019

Raising an Aging Parent is a guidebook for families to strengthen the bonds between adult children and their aging parents, forge collaborative relationships between siblings, balance care-giving with self-care, and establish a new norm for the second half of life that promotes individual, family, community and generational integrity.

In Raising an Aging Parent, readers will learn:

  • How to support/help aging parents as they face the changes, challenges and opportunities of getting older
  • What your parents would tell you, if only they could
  • How to diffuse sibling rivalries and promote open communication
  • Dos and don'ts of making tough calls and difficult decisions
  • What to do when aging parents resist change
  • The Six Honorings for moving forward after a parent dies
  • Steps for leaving a Legacy of Love

Ken Druck defines the playing field of daunting challenges and fertile opportunities that exist between aging parents and their adult children. Readers will create a Master Plan for self-care while caring for a parent in decline. 


DR. KEN DRUCK is an international authority on courageous living and a thought leader on what it means to be a healthy family in the second half of life. A bestselling author, speaker, executive coach /consultant and community leader, he has helped countless individuals, couples, families, organizations and communities transform challenges into opportunities.

Dr. Druck is widely recognized as a lifeline to families who lost loved ones in 9/11, Columbine, and Sandy Hook. He has also worked for four decades as a family business coach and consultant, helping his clients become the more courageous, compassionate, and resilient version of themselves. His book, Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever Reimagined, became an Amazon bestseller and Dr. Ken appears regularly on PBS, CNN, and other media outlets, showing the public how to face into life s unwelcome challenges and changes. Druck Enterprises Inc. is based in San Diego, California, where Ken lives by the sea with his fiancé, Lisette, their four-legged fur baby, Jack, and his beloved family.


“Chapter by chapter, Ken Druck’s book helps you anticipate the changes and have the conversations to purposefully guide you and your family through the second half of life.” -- JACK CANFIELD, Coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul ® series and The Success PrinciplesTM

“A heartfelt roadmap for you and your family as you navigate the twists and turns that come in the second half of life.”  
-- JJ VIRGIN CNS, CHFS, 4-time New York Times bestselling author and Founder, Mindshare

“After reading Ken Druck’s fabulous new book, we are buying copies for our adult children and grandkids inscribed with the words, ...because we love you with all our hearts.”  --KEN BLANCHARD, Ph.D., best-selling author, The New One Minute Manager & MARJORIE BLANCHARD, Ph.D., best-selling author, The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life

“Raising an Aging Parent provides an empowering roadmap for turning the many changes and challenges we will face as our parents age, into new opportunities to find peace, love and healing in our families.” --DANIEL BURRUS, New York Times bestselling author of seven books including Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible 

“SO potent and such perfect timing! Raising an Aging Parent is a must-read for all of us who are navigating the changes and challenges of aging parents, particularly if you also have children. Written with understanding, compassion and practical wisdom, Ken Druck provides a clear course for finding peace with our parents, siblings and ourselves, as we navigate the decisions ahead. I found myself shedding a tear more than once, laughing out loud and nodding in firm agreement throughout this book.” --MARI SMITH, Social Media Thought Leader and author, The New Relationship Marketing 

“Every aging child, and every aging parent should read this book by Dr. Ken Druck. This ‘how to’ book prepares you for caring for your parent and yourself whatever your age.” --DEBORAH SZEKELY, age ninety-seven, Founder of The Golden Door and Huffington Post's "Godmother of Wellness" 

“With two aging parents in their eighties this could not have come at a better time for me and my siblings. This book is a brilliant guidebook for helping us find peace with ourselves and our parents.” -- JOHN ASSARAF, New York Times bestselling author,  The Answer, and Chairman/CEO,  Neurogym 

“Whether this reality has arrived in your life suddenly, or gradually . . . or is simply something you recognize the need to prepare for . . . you will find in these pages a roadmap for navigating your emotions, your parents' emotions, and the day-to-day complexities of transitioning from being a child--to parenting your own parent.” --RAMANANDA JOHN E. WELSHONS, author, When Prayers Aren't Answered