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Approaching Difficult Conversations With Seniors

March 21, 2017

Approaching Difficult Conversations With Seniors

Wondering how to start the conversation with an ageing parent about a sensitive topic? Whether you need to talk about moving, giving up driving, or bringing in help, knowing which words to use and to avoid can improve the odds of moving toward solutions.

"Start by realizing that there are fundamentally two different types of parents," says Caring.com senior medical editor Ken Robbins, a geriatric psychiatrist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Those with whom you have a relationship in which you can be straightforward and they welcome your ideas and feedback, and those who tend to be more self-conscious or private and don't welcome this kind of discussion -- and may even find it somewhat insulting."

Continue reading here. Source: Caring.com

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