Helping our aging parents make decisions.  

Sometimes our aging parents can be a little stubborn. We know what we think they should do but sometimes they want to do something else, even when it’s probably not in their best interest. Sounds similar to dealing with a teenager, doesn’t it?

Is it because they want to maintain their independence? Do they think we’re being nosy? Do they still think “father knows best”? Or are they truly not capable of making good decisions because of dementia or another condition?

Kim and Mike Barnes talk with Sarah Hyde-Williams of Senior Living Advisors of Austin. They discuss techniques and word choices to use when you think your parent is about to make a bad decision, how to help them come around and buy-in so it’s their idea and how to know when to step in or step back.