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Opening the Lines of Communication: Improving Communication with Aging Parents (2 of 5)

In this video "Opening the Lines of Communication," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care offers more tips for effective communication with seniors -- starting with when and how to begin the dialog. A good rule of thumb is to start talking while your aging parents are fairly healthy, and there are no apparent concerns. Home Instead recommends following the 40-70 Rule® of parent-child communication.

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  1. September 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Posted by Judy Eddolls

    Hi, I am 63 and my husband is 67. We were asked by my 7 siblings to move in with my 92 yr. old mom. She has had 3 serious falls in the last 6 years. We have been here 10 months and we are ready to get ourselves out of the situations.Mom and I have had 2 serious arguments in the last 2 months and this morning I was ready to packand leave. The arguments revolve around the topics of her paying us and she doesn't feel we are doing enough for her, to arguments about religion. I still practice the faith I grew up in, but I don't do it to my mom;s standards. I am very torn. I came here to have an adult relationship with my mom, but am treated like I am 10 again. Any suggestions???????


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