116 How to Start Helping Aging Parents: My New Book


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In This Episode:

Dr. K talks to fellow geriatrician Dr. Nicole Didyk about her new book: When Your Aging Parent Needs Help: A geriatrician s guide to memory loss, safety worries, resistance, and more. Dr. Didyk is the founder of the blog and YouTube channel The Wrinkle.

They discuss:

  • What led Dr. K to create this step-by-step guide for children of aging parents
  • Why the book is set up in four sections: taking stock, taking aim, taking action, plus taking the long view
  • How to communicate with your aging parent attentively and respectfully
  • How dementia and other memory or thinking issues often play a key role in an older adult s resistance to change
  • Why she included practical real-life examples and printable downloadable cheatsheets that readers can reference
  • The A-B-C-D-E framework for taking action to help an aging parent
  • Why adult children often need to check themselves and accept their parents choices

Related episode:

028 When Older Parents Resist Help: 4 Tips for Better Talks

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