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Take My Father...Please!

How To Survive
Caring For Aging Parents

by Jacqueline Marcell
Eldercare / Alzheimer's Speaker, Author, Radio Host, Caregiver Advocate

How Do I Handle My Elderly Loved One Who:

Is experiencing increasing levels of memory loss?
Wants all my time and attention?
Is a danger on the road but refuses to give up driving?
Refuses to allow any caregiving help in the home?
Can no longer take proper care of their finances?
Needs to see a psychiatrist, but refuses to go?

Refuses to allow any caregiving help in the home?

Keep in mind that any kind of change can be very frightening for elders and fear of the unknown can be greatly intensified. Have their doctor write a "prescription" saying that they must have a caregiver come in to help them. Ask the doctor to sternly advise them that they must have some caregiving help in their home, or legal action may have to be taken.

You can also have a elder care agency send a social worker to help convince your parent how much easier things would be if someone came in to help them. Assure your loved one that you will monitor the caregiver to make sure things get done properly. More tips on page 286 of Elder Rage.

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