By Carole B. Cox PhD
This ebook addresses the becoming phenomenon of grandparents assuming accountability for elevating their grandchildren. Cox has assembled a powerful crew of psychologists, social staff, and nurses, in addition to attorneys and sociologists. They draw on their event to discover the grandparent-grandchild dating and its intricacies. loss of guidance, social isolation, mental and emotional tension, and fiscal pressure all give a contribution to the myriad of matters concerned with this new wrinkle within the American kinfolk. extra themes contain: ethnicity and variety, social companies and interventions, and coverage reforms. This booklet might be of curiosity to all social staff and gerontologists operating with custodial grandparents and their grandchildren.
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In addition, clinicians have noted depression and insomnia, hypertension, and back and stomach problems among grandparent caregivers (Miller, 1991). A little more than one third of respondents in the Minkler, Roe, and Price (1992) study of 71 African-American grandmothers and great-grandmothers indicated that their health had worsened since beginning caregiving. Many of the grandmothers whose health worsened attributed the change in their health status to caregiving. For example, caregiving responsibilities made them miss medical appointments or dealing with the stress motivated them to drink and smoke more.