“Worried about your aging parents? How to have ‘The Talk’”

This post will be of most interest to adult children concerned about aging parents.

This article in last week’s San Jose Mercury News is timely in that the holidays may be one of the few times of the year we see our parents in person.  And we may notice that our parents have declined since the last time we saw them.  This article presents some suggestions for when, where, and how to approach parents on difficult subjects with sensitivity, respect, and the understanding that sometimes change needs to happen slowly.

The approach includes these ideas:

* Don’t put it off
* Timing is key
* Stay positive
* Play the long game
* Start with small changes
* Costs may be an issue
* When professional help is needed
* The talk is definitely worth it


Worried about your aging parents? How to have ‘The Talk’
The Mercury News
By Martha Ross
November 18, 2016 | UPDATED: November 21, 2016