August 8, 2011
Some topics are hard for seniors and their adult children to discuss, but starting the conversation off right can make things a little easier. Here are some scenarios that address common topics from the senior's perspective. These responses were developed in cooperation with Jake Harwood (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara), Professor of Communication, author, and former director of the Graduate Program in Gerontology at the University of Arizona.
- Assisted Living at Home: The Push to Move You Out
- Senior Independence: Respecting Your Privacy
- Wills and Inheritance: Leaving a Legacy
- Senior Money Problems: When Funds are Getting Tight
- Senior Health Issues: Serious Illness and Distant Family
- Senior Romance and Dating: Relationships after Losing a Spouse
- End of Life Planning: Family Doesn't Want to Talk
- Senior Independence: Getting Help without Losing Your Independence
- Family Conflict: The Stress of a Family Feud on You
- Senior Depression and Loneliness: Dealing with the Loss of Friends
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