How do you tell them? How do you ask for family help?

A Caregivers Memoirs

I was going to proceed with the progression of life with mom and dad as their health spiraled out of control but a good thing happened yesterday.  I was a guest speaker (I suppose that’s what you could’ve called me) at an online Twitter chat – #AgingChat to be exact (I do recommend those of you with a Twitter account to follow it and @Beclosedotcom)  The topic was “Is it Dementia or not?”

It was a great chat but what pinged me the most was two questions: 1. How do you tell the one who is ill that they are ill  and 2. How to you get  family members to help out.  For question #1 the best things suggested was to either let their doctor tell them or to sit down with them in as calm a voice and manner as possible and try to let them know your concerns…

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