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Do’s and Don’ts for Caregivers at the Holiday Dinner Table - #4

Do say: “What changes have you noticed with Mom’s walking, speaking and thinking since you were last here?”

 

It is better to appeal to the sibling’s own senses to help him grasp a parent’s decline. Even if that sibling persists in denying that there are any changes, he is likely to pay more attention to the parent’s functioning and eventually get a clue.

 

Excerpt by Barry Jacobs

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