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.

 

Chapters

  1. Timing the Talk
  2. Tell me Why Not What
  3. Speak to me, not at me
  4. Wishes, Wants, and Reality
  5. Stress Times Two
  6. Whose needs are being met
  7. Physical and Psychological are different
  8. What the future holds and how your parent’s health stacks up
  9. Mental process changes
  10. Give me Options Not Opinions
  11. Easing me in not out
  12. Whew, that’s done – now what?
  13. 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