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Starting the Dialogue with Your Aging Parents; When is the Right Time?

Great advice from a fellow blogger!

Starting the Dialogue

I get asked all the time when should someone start having the discussion with their aging parents and how long will it take?

The question is a bit ambitious and misses part of the point of my message. First off it should be stated that “Starting the Dialogue” means just that. It’s a start and there may never be an end until death knocks at the door. I don’t mean to be flip about this, but honestly the “dialogue” is one that is ongoing and should occur many times over the course of a lifetime.

My second point is that there is no right time to initiate the conversations around health care, living arrangements, finances, safety, healthy lifestyle, and end-of-life preferences. Hopefully, you have a close relationship with your parents and these discussions have been ongoing since you were still living in their home and learning about life. Unfortunately, for…

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~ by Butch on March 17, 2014.

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