Communication Issues

Having "the talk" about aging/healthcare issues: communicating with the elderly. When should you start talking? What's the best way to get started? What are the hot topics families should discuss? Who should be involved in the discussion? What do you do if they won't listen? What are some pitfalls to avoid? What is the value of a family meeting in helping to prepare family members for some of the above conversations and care planning? When should one consider having discussion with family and loved one's regarding end of life care? Who should be included in the conversation? What are some practical tips on how to communicate more effectively with a frail older adult loved one? How might your approach change in communicating with older persons with dementia (cognitive impairment)?

Episode: 19
Duration: 29:00