What to Do When Siblings Can’t Agree on a Parent’s Care Needs
Elders Who Abuse Their Family Caregivers

Compassion and Tact Necessary When Accompanying Older Adults to Medical Appointments

MotherDaughter_dario-valenzuela-PAGBeJrLiDA-unsplash_small

Photo credit Dario Valenzuela

Dear Carol: My mom’s 83 and is being treated for the usual issues like high cholesterol and blood pressure. I’ve been accompanying her to the doctor for several years and that’s worked well​ but now she seems to be hedging when answering the doctor’s questions. I see her memory slipping just a bit which she denies,​ so I try to signal to the doctor that Mom may not be answering truthfully. This makes her angry. The doctor needs accurate information but how do I do this without making Mom so upset that she will no longer accept my help? -    GY

Continue reading on Inforum for some ideas that may make medical appointments with an older adult more fruitful:

Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. “I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.” ...Craig William Dayton, Film Composer

For overnight or long-term protection try Egosan’s new X-Dry. X-Dry offers most people 8 hours of protection.

Request a free sample from Egosancares.com

Need incontinence support for yourself or someone else? Try Egosan’s Incontinence Support Group on Facebook

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

***Egosan is PEFC certified. This certification guarantees that their products are from sustainably managed forests and recycled controlled sources

Comments

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

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)