Strategies When Parents Experience Alzheimer’s
Talking with aging parents about sensitive subjects is almost always challenging for adult child caregivers. When parents have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another other age related form of dementia or memory loss, the conversations can be even more challenging. Nevertheless, discussing sensitive topics – such as living independently, driving, managing finances, and estate planning – often cannot be avoided. In this session, Jane and Frances talk about the challenges of communicating with parents with Alzheimer’s or other age-related types of dementia or memory loss, along with strategies for making these conversations less challenging and more successful. Their guest is Meghan Lawton, Regional Manager, Alzheimer's Association – Western Carolina Chapter. Meghan understands dementia and Alzheimer's both professionally and personally, as several family members have or have had the disease If you are juggling the needs of aging parents and in-laws with spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, and volunteer activities, The Caregiver Community is for you!