Difficult Conversations with a Loved One

When the Adult Child Caregiver Faces Health Setbacks

When the Adult Child Caregiver Faces Health Setbacks

It has been customary for an adult child to worry about their aging parent’s health. But what if the reverse situation has occurred? Instead of failing health on the part of the parent, it is the adult child facing significant health setbacks. How do we handle when the adult child caregiver is facing health setbacks?

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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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