Difficult Conversations with a Loved One

moving to a senior living community

How to Talk to Your Parents about Moving

While a conversation about a parent’s living situation can be difficult, it does not have to be adversarial. In my years at Laureate Group Senior Communities helping older adults in transition, I have been witness to many family discussions that have honored the experience and feelings of everyone involved and achieved a successful outcome for the entire family.

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talking with someone who has dementia

Meaningful Conversations With Someone Who Has Dementia

I presented a webinar for individuals across the country on the subject of how to have a meaningful conversation with someone with dementia. When we ran out of time, attendees were asked to submit their questions so I could respond to them individually. I’d like to share a few of them with you in hopes that they add to your understanding as well.

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talking about senior living

Talking to Parents About Changing Their Living Situation

While there is certainly no right or wrong way to have a conversation out of concern for your parent’s welfare, there are a few tips that may make the discussion flow more smoothly. What follows are a few ideas of how to talk to your parents about changing their living situation to help you approach the interactions in a way that helps you and your parents to find common ground and begin to move forward.

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senior driving

How Do I Ask My Elderly Parent to Stop Driving?

Talking about transportation concerns does not have to be difficult. Arrive to the discussion prepared and with a desire to help your parent make the right decision. Although these are big changes, they can be positive ones. Have a conversation that is honest, open, and respectful. Their transportation represents independence and a sense of freedom for your parent. Here a few things to consider when discussing transportation concerns.

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