August 9, 2011
Some topics are difficult for adult children to discuss with their aging parents, but starting the conversation off right can make things a little easier. Here are some scenarios that address common topics from the adult son or daughter's perspective. Each is backed by research conducted in the U.S. for Home Instead Senior Care with tips developed in cooperation with Jake Harwood, Ph.D., communication professor author, and former director of the Graduate Program in Gerontology at the University of Arizona.
- Senior Health Issues: When Health Changes Lifestyles
- Age and Driving: Did Dad Hit a Light Pole?
- Senior Clothing: You're Going to Wear That?
- Clutter: When the House Is a Mess
- Signs of Alzheimer's or Dementia: A Senior Moment or Something More?
- Senior Medication Management: Avoiding the Medication Quagmire
- Talking With Siblings About Senior Care: Sibling Communication
- Elder Falls, Abuse and Danger: When Mom's Not Safe at Home
- Senior Dating and Romance: When Dad Starts to Date
- Seniors Can Take the Guesswork Out of End-of-Life Issues
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