What is a good book for relationships with elderly parents.
May 30, 2018 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Asking for a friend: I am looking for a good book that deals with navigating the waters of adults relating to their elderly parents, especially in regard to ways to have healthy communications between them. I'll take whatever has worked for you or someone you know.


Thanks as always for your help.
posted by 4ster to Human Relations (4 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Francine Russo's They're Your Parents Too is somewhat on point, although a lot of the focus is on negotiation with siblings around parent care/relations.
posted by LizardBreath at 12:06 PM on May 30, 2018 [1 favorite]


How to Say It to Seniors was recommended by my boss when I was writing content for family caregivers. It’s a little older (2004), but specifically about communication across generations.
posted by bananacabana at 12:56 PM on May 30, 2018


As long as they are compos mentis it's just dealing with adults who happen to be your parents and whatever baggage you bring to that. Should their mental state change, then it's more medical than relational and there really are no good answers for that...
posted by jim in austin at 9:07 PM on May 30, 2018


Another Country by Mary Pipher
posted by Violet Hour at 11:45 PM on May 30, 2018


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