This is a sponsored opportunity with Global Influence, all opinions and experiences are my own.
When is the right time to have a conversation with a loved one about care as they age? Is it when they start showing signs they are unable to care for themselves? Do you have the conversation before they even become elderly? My mother and I have been through these conversations with both my grandfather and grandmother, and each situation was unique.
My grandmother was quickly declining from Cancer when my mother chose to take the time off and help her in her last few months on this earth. Unfortunately there was no comfortable conversation, it was rather quick and needing an answer right away. None of us thought about talking earlier on what to do should she have a terminal illness, so we had to play it by ear and emotions on how things would go.
For my grandfather, we were Understanding Alzheimer’s and the more that time went on the worse his symptoms became. Once we felt like he was a danger to himself and possibly others while he was on the road we talked about him no longer driving and then about my mother moving in to keep an eye on him and so I could come over and help take care of him. These were not easy conversations but they are important and need to be thought of before it’s “too late” and a preventable accident happens.
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