Why is Grandma Naked? Caring for Your Aging Parent.
by Ellen Pober Rittberg
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 19 Jul 2021
When Ellen Pober Rittberg moved into her elderly mother's house after her mom had fallen, she didn't expect to stay six years, but she did and learned and saw everything "up close and very, very personal," including how to get a parent's "rump on the (toilet seat) hump; how to not go into the Adult Zombie mode when elderly parents tell their same childhood stories for the nineteenth time; what to do when your parent seems to want to join a nudist colony; how to shop with your parent when they may want to leave a store without pay for the merchandise, and other weird and often comical things. Rittberg uses the example of her Mom's behavior as the example, and she tells all
"Why is Grandma Naked?” written by Ellen Rittberg is that rare book that can make you laugh and cry at the same time. Filled with depth yet peppered with a sense of humor, it may just be the book you need if you’re on the journey of caring for your aging parents."— Jocelyn Soriano, Reedsy
"With a 'real world' DIY practicality, "Why is Grandma Naked?: Caring for Your Aging Parent" is expertly written and thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, making it essential reading for anyone having to care for an aging parent -- especially when they are having to deal with dementia and other health issues associated with the aging process."— Midwest Book Review, Reviewer’s Choice, April 2021
Why is Grandma Naked? Caring for Your Aging Parent by Ellen Pober Rittberg is a hilarious book about a no-nonsense subject. Packed with wise and wonderful insight about the challenges of caring for your parents, we are also treated to real-life examples experienced by the author and her Mom. By graciously sharing these stories, she shares a clear picture of life as a family caregiver. Not only are we given great tips and strategies, but we are also reminded that by keeping our sense of humor, anything is possible."–Susanne White, Caregiver Warrior