Fifteen Things Your Elderly Parents Think About But Won’t Tell You

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“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain

When caring for an elderly parent,  you’d want to know what they are thinking but not saying…

So much of the real important stuff is sometimes left unsaid. Your Mom may be making small talk to avoid what really matters to her, only because she doesn’t want to worry you.

Although every case is different, this approach will help you address important topics that may be worrying her and therefore lessen her anxieties and concerns, plus is a great opportunity to dig deep and create meaningful intimacy with great timing.

These are not in any specific order. Here we go!

Your Mom is thinking about:

  • Am I a burden?
  • Who’s going to take care of my husband/wife when I die?
  • How limited am I going to be when my condition gets worse?
  • What happens if I fall when I’m alone?
  • How much time do I have left?
  • Would I be better off dead?
  • What’s on the other side?
  • How are my kids dealing with caring for me at their home?
  • Will I have enough money to live until I die?
  • How am I going to pay for my care?
  • Will this hurt?
  • Did I live a good life?
  • Will I be remembered?
  • Will you be Ok?
  • Is all my work done?

If you are having difficulty answering any of these questions, reach out to us, we may be able to help you find the right way to answer them.I’d like to grow this list, so if you can think of any other things your Mom or Dad has expressed concern with, please add it to the list via the comments below, everyone reading with really appreciate it!

Also, I’d like to grow this list, so if you can think of any other things your Mom or Dad has expressed concern with, please add it to the list via the comments below, everyone reading with really appreciate it!

Also, if you thought this article helped you in any way, please share :-)

 

320x320_crop_claudiopic –Claudio Alegre is the Chief Content Writer for Angel Home Care Services on the Web and Patient and Family Relations Advocate off the Web. He lives in Miami with his wife and 3 boys.

 

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