079 For Aging Parents Upset by Their Child's Concerns

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By Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, Leslie Kernisan, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In This Episode:

Dr. K addresses an older parent’s concerns and frustrations regarding her son’s attempts to help her with her health, and their differing views on what she needs. She covers:

  • What to do if you’re an older parent frustrated by your adult child’s concerns for you
  • How to communicate better and help your family understand what matters most to you
  • Why it’s essential to address goals, priorities, and advance planning
  • Why everyone needs to think about acceptance and boundaries
  • The importance of fostering a stronger relationship and more connectedness
  • Why older adults should be very careful about entirely cutting off their adult children
  • How to negotiate a better way forward, and how to get help doing so

Related episodes:

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

077 Interview: Making Advance Care Planning Easier Through PREPARE

036 Interview: Minimizing Family Conflicts & Supporting Aging Parents

013 Interview: Solving Hard Problems in Helping Aging Parents

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