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How to have “the talk” with your parents

Because you’re looking out for their best interests, there comes a time when you’ll need to talk with your parents about sensitive subjects. It could be about moving to assisted living, giving up driving, or hiring in-home help.

This article gives smart tips, real-life examples, and almost scripts some of the conversation for you. Saying the right things and avoiding negative words improves the chances that your parents will listen instead of immediately shutting down the conversation.

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Caring for parents you dislike

There are many people who have had poor relationships with their parents, but are still committed to caring for them. These situations bring added emotional challenges on top of regular caregiving stresses.

This article gives you 5 solid tips for how to manage feelings of anger, resentment, and guilt so you don’t get overwhelmed by negativity.

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What to do if your parent refuses help?

In some cases, your parent may refuse any help even if it’s painfully obvious that it’s absolutely necessary for their health and safety. How do you know if your parent is in a bad situation? What can you do?

This article talks about the warning signs of self-neglect and what you can do if your parent is in this situation.

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By DailyCaring Editorial Staff
Image: Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch, Times Publishing Group, UCSF

 

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