How to Raise an Aging Parent

Raising an Aging Parent

At what point did we become the parent to our parents? For some of us, this transition happened slowly over time. Others have been thrust into the role because of a crisis. Regardless of how the role-reversal happened, it comes with a host of challenges we may not be ready for.

How could this transition be easier? By learning how to raise an aging parent! In his book, Dr. Ken Druck outlines the many ways we can improve our conversations to better help us live the second half of our lives.

The three cornerstones of Raising an Aging Parent are strengthening the bonds between adult children, children and, their aging parents. Forging collaborative relationships between siblings and establishing a new norm for the second half of life.

In Raising an Aging Parent readers will learn;

  • Steps for clearing the air & moving forward with siblings
  • How to support/help aging parents transform adversity (i.e. change loss & decline into opportunity
  • What to do when an aging parent resists change

Despite coming from a family of poor communicators and caring for a Mom who can’t communicate well anymore, I found this book very helpful. At some point, we need to learn to express our wishes to our families in a loving way. In turn, they need to learn to hear our hearts, not just our words. That is what I took away from this book. I’m confident that you will gain something useful too.

 

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