As I am writing my newest book, I continue to ponder the importance of it to not only Adults with Aging Parents but the parents themselves.
The title of the new book is:
The Hardest Conversation – Helping Aging Parents
I am of course writing it from my perspective as the aging parent, but I want to ensure that while I share my concerns, about the inevitable “conversation,” that the feelings of my children are also address. This will not be a good time for either, and my goal with this book is to make it as painless and stressless as possible.
So to that end, I thought I would share with you the Chapter Headings and to ask if I am missing any critical pieces.
- Timing the Talk
- Tell me Why Not What
- Speak to me, not at me
- Wishes, Wants, and Reality
- Stress Times Two
- Whose needs are being met
- Physical and Psychological are different
- What the future holds and how your parent’s health stacks up
- Mental process changes
- Give me Options Not Opinions
- Easing me in not out
- Whew, that’s done – now what?
- What we decided, what we agreed, what’s left?
If you are of a mind, please provide me your feedback on the topics I have chosen and let me know what your think. You can do so in the comments or on Twitter @koyamaRuth