Grandma Refuses To Wear Hearing Aids Frustrates Family
Communicating with Your Older Parents So They Actually Hear You

MotherDaughterGettyImages-1058803964Dear Candid Caregiver: My 79-year-old mom has been widowed for a little over a year. She’d always depended on Dad to help her because her arthritis limited her movement and she uses a walker much of the time. Now, though, there’s been a complete change in attitude, and she insists that she can take care of everything herself, even physical tasks that are clearly a challenge. I’m not certain whether she’s trying to prove something or if it has something to do with Dad’s death. Whatever her reasoning, I worry about her. I can’t be with her all the time, so I want to help make her home safer, wherever that home may be.

Continue reading on HealthCentral to learn more about how being patient can help you as you try to convince your parents that they need help:

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