Communication With Elderly Adults
Why moving and money are two of the toughest issues to discuss with aging and ailing loved ones -- and practical advice to help.
How to communicate with someone who has early stage Alzheimer's or other dementias. Keep these simple communication techniques in mind.
Basic approaches to getting the information you need to make good decisions about your parent's medical care.
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- How can I help my dad, who has Alzheimer's, communicate?
- Will Mom's doctors ever communicate with me?
- What's an assisted living community fee and how much is it?
- Why does my mother talk about health issues -- in excruciating detail?
- How can I get my mother, who has breast cancer, to be more active so she won't lose muscle strength?
- What can I do to encourage my dad to wear his emergency response device?
- How can I get my mother to talk to me about moving?
- How can I help my parent get her questions answered at the eye doctor's?
- My brother and I are adults, but when it comes to taking care of my mother, we fall right back into the roles we had as children.
- How can I best communicate with someone who is in the late stages of Alzheimer's?
- How do you deal with a parent that is unable to communicate?
- Can you offer any advice on bathing a modest parent?
- Any suggestions for talking to my father, who has Alzheimer's, about his finances?
- How should I tell my mom's friends that she has Alzheimer's?
- When a person with Alzheimer's repeatedly makes mistakes, is it OK to correct her?
- How can I get my mother to acknowledge that she has Alzheimer's?