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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 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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