During this Ask the Expert session with Leigh Ashley, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we discuss:
*How to get mom and dad to accept help
*The importance of documenting concerns
*How facial expressions and tone impact communication
*How cognitive function affects the approach
*How to handle conflict avoidant parent who doesn’t want to push the parent who needs additional help
*The martyr/hero approach
*When a special needs adult child is involved
*Siblings who don’t agree on how to best care for parent, especially when one sibling in town but others aren’t
*If parent seems depressed – how to get them to get help
*When parents don’t want to talk about future plans and preparedness.

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