What your parents may be experiencing
Christina Peoples of Gero-what?! is a Gerontologist who chose her profession because of her love for older people. She volunteered at nursing homes and became passionate about educating people about the aging process.
She spoke in Austin at the Inspire Aging event at Shalom Austin.
Kim Barnes of Parenting Aging Parents talks with her about the advice she gives adult children as they deal with their aging parents.
✓ the loss the older adult is experiencing
✓ how to have more empathy
✓ modeling behaviors
✓ the importance of letting older adults still have choices even when you don’t agree with decisions they’re making
✓ giving them (and you) permission to let them be who they are
✓ when to step back
✓and when you need to step in because of safety issues.