Closeness with Siblings Lost After Parents’ Deaths
Urinary Incontinence Relatively Common with Aging Yet Stigma Persists

Some Risky Behavior Might Be Necessary for Your Elder’s Mental Health

Skiing_shutterstock_520919977 Dear Carol: My dad, 72, has been adventurous all his life and that spirit doesn’t seem to be dampened by aging or even some health problems. He’s always loved snow skiing though thankfully he settles for just cross-country skiing on our flat trails. He still wants to ride his bike in all seasons except winter, and that scares me to death.  He says this is healthy. Yes, but what if he falls doing these things? How do I convince him that he’s risking life and limb with the way he lives? His brain seems to be working fine so I’m limited in how much I can intervene, but I live in fear that he will have a terrible accident and end up in a wheelchair or even die. Help! – Dad’s protector

Continue reading on EgosanCares blog for more insight into how caregivers can handle what we see is our parents taking risks - and why they do it?

Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or ebook 

General caregiving or incontinence questions? We’re here to help with ASK CAROL.

Egosan wants to help you live your life fully: Try Egosan premium underwear for discrete, dignified protection. For 20% off your first order on Amazon use promo Code: 20CareGivers.

***Egosan’s PEFC certification guarantees that their products are from sustainable, managed forests, recycled and controlled sources

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.