Miriam Young discusses signs that may indicate a loved one should cease driving.
The Caregiver Community
In this episode, Jane and Frances chat with Kimberly Whitley, an elder care attorney about the legal aspects of aging and the five legal documents nearly every adult needs.
No matter where you live or work, the world’s population is rapidly aging. Globally, these numbers are projected to rise dramatically over the next 20 years. Our aging population is creating historically unique challenges to families, the workforce, our medical and health care systems, and our caregiving culture. Adult-child caregivers, the majority of whom are working-age adults are hit especially hard by these challenges. Join Jane Everson and Frances Hall, two adult-child caregivers, along with their guests, as they attempt to navigate the frequently mysterious, sometimes frightening, and often humorous world of caregiving. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, volunteer activities and parents and in-laws, this show is for you.
Changing the Dynamics: Interactions & Conversations with Aging Parents
Communication is the foundation of all human relationships. It can make our relationships with our aging parents stronger, but it is also the very thing that can destroy them. We are often told, “you need to communicate more, you need to be a better communicator.” What is effective communication?And how can we make communications with our aging parents more effective for us – and for them? In this session, Jane and Frances chat with a psychology professor about typical patterns of communication between adult children and their parents and strategies for communicating more effectively. We explore common communication patterns between adult-children and their parents as well as strategies for managing conflict and diminishing frustration. We all want to spend pleasurable time with our parents and create good memories. In this session, we will discuss tips and tools for accomplishing this goal.