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Methods of Approach: Improving Communication with Aging Parents (4 of 5)

In this video "Methods of Approach," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care discusses positive ways of talking with your aging loved ones about difficult topics. For instance, when talking with seniors about any difficult topic, it's important to always try to move toward solutions that provide the maximum amount of independence for the older person.

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  1. September 13, 2010 at 12:32 am | Posted by Lisa I

    I wonder if (regarding place) that a good place to discuss these subjects is a place where your parent can leave the room if they need to take a break or have an emotional reaction over the subject and need privacy. They may feel trapped if you are in a restaurant, especially if you drove them there, or it's your house and they want to go home. At their own home, they can leave the room or ask you to leave. Let time pass and try another day or see if they bring it up. What do you think?

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