Free Aging & Longevity Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles



Aging Advice - Learn to Understand Your Aging Parents


According to many statistics that are floating around out there, seniors are living far longer lives today because of all of the advancements in the medical field today. The life expectancy of all of us is a lot longer and this can affect not only the senior but their family, especially their children who may end up having to take care of their parents in their later years.

It's important then that children of the elderly learn to understand the needs both physical and emotional of their parents, to help them understand the changes in behavior they might experience as well.

The first thing that the child of an aging parent needs to do is try and get rid of any or all the guilt we might be feeling about our parents. Sure, our parents are definitely getting a lot older, although we wish they could stay young forever, it's simply not going to happen, it's a simple fact of life, we all grow old.

We need to understand that it is not our fault they are beginning to show the signs of aging or that they have lost someone close to them, we need to understand that no matter how hard we try we will not be able to stop the changes they will be going through. We just need to be prepared to take care of them and to help them get through all the changes with grace.

If you learn to communicate you will discover that this will be the most important took that you will have to face your parent or parents with their new difficulties. Encouraging them to express themselves is vital in their care. We need to try and understand them and one of the ways that we can do that is to take time out and try and understand how things were when they grew up. When your parents were growing up, they were probably taught that they should never express their feelings or discuss important issues with their children.

They may be from the time that children were better off if they were seen and not heard. So, if your parents seem to have a hard time letting you know what's bothering them, it's because, remember, they still see you as their children. You need to have patience and take time to observe things and pick up things from the way they behave.

Make sure that you give them attention. Sure this can be a hard think to do, you may not really feel like sitting down and encouraging your Mom to vent and then have to sit and listen to it, but it's important, especially if she lives a lone. She needs someone to talk to.

Make sure to show her signs that you are listening to her by making sure you nod your head to acknowledge what she said or repeat something that she says so she knows you are listening. Whatever you do, don't be judgmental, just like you, your parent or parents have rights to have their own opinions, even if you don't agree with what they are saying.

Spend some quality time with them. Take them out to lunch or sit and watch a movie together. Make sure there is plenty of touching like the touch of a hand, a hug, a kiss on the cheek. Even try and get their opinion on something, make them feel needed. Make sure that when you walk away that they still feel like they still have some importance in this life.



Comments
Lisbeth Stockton commented on 31-Jul-2018 06:50 PM
Once I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any manner you'll be able to remove me from that service? Thanks!


Post a Comment




Captcha Image






BLOG TAG CLOUD
sleep pattern motivation celebrating someone hibiscus senior parent reishi elderly relative direction style dehydration wicker basket aging parents table clother nutrient supplements scrapbooking session sight running skin care smoking birthday card disability loving life foundation antioxidants problems bones and joints cells stay at home DNA blood flow summer activity work market weight deep wrinkles senior citizen eye lashes parent adjust hot chocolate grey hair arteries memories parents advice wonderful community organizations seniors car insurance color coding volunteering medications confused asparagus spirit omega 3 nice basket cherries bones pillow hydrochloric acid better rate spouse mind and body itinerary club hairstyle fresh juice quality time right retirement community play cards wonder dentures emotions family plan elderly parent adjust jogging oven smell wrinkles healthy diet housing yogurt special needs friends retirement biology education loneliness staying young society primrose oil retirement facility walk program early bird discounts enjoy life clothing forgiveness neck sandalwood grief overeating tropical drinks moods active minds retina blush fun memories senior friend clean house menu fire hazards gifts for seniors exciting trip party special car insurance 80th birthday chemicals childs play beloved pet companion insurance companies great party ideas listening hot flashes laughter keep learning cloves career good health volunteer work winter activity pharmacy emergency dating smoother looking skin guidelines senior activities prepaid plan important information anxiety medicines bingo nursing home environmental factors assisted living facility heart disease stomach different things greeting cards colon alzheimers chin dance class healthy senior anti-aging cream peas preservatives thyroid guests aging body kabobs social life acknowledgement positive outlook doctor retiring nice tray hugs exercises dad adult care ginseng Vitamin C cell senescence flexibility mind puberty food stamps social worker independence recreational vehicle keep company sunscreen personal hygiene teeth Christmas season angry infections weight gain Golden Years circulation job training aging hospitals senior care ovaries word games exercise care facility senior nutrition hydrated criminal background check challenge yourself body fat heartburn power of attorney support safe at home great party garlic save money nursing care government support helping seniors human nature caring for parents health growing old grow old mud mask transition having fun flowers tanning lotion truth capillaries aging tips blood nursing hospital right caretaker glasses free publications exercise groups food processor follicles winter home travel bodies glands lessons atrial fibbillation Parkinsons Disease help living conditions crafts gifts for elderley skin irritations christmas card living situation senior benefits feel great good memories relationships estrogen coupons saturday market community money arrhythmia baskets pill pineapple brain comfortable living aged hair stylist drinking moisture orchids senior parents senior relative hair waistline compassion aging help stay young lines read a book great gift ideas family ceramics books craft session forehead leathery skin moisturizer senior citizens papaya budget painting stress free growing old getting limbo contest social security jobs aging depression party trivia roast sleep church aging process basic yoga marathon senility shampoo AAA shopping energy look younger community pool isolation rest discolor knitting yoga routine party ideas myths forgetful fitness program seniors lifestyles weekly menu testerone laughing memory jigsaw puzzles socialize gas soy noise yoga spirits elasticity dominoes red blood cells anti-aging treatments stationary children different people sadness spring activity wheelchairs antiaging birthday party atherosclerosis crocheting senile health issues extra calcium supervision quit smoking dermatologist digestion good exercise stress hair loss heart rate fear take time lunch heart emergency calls gift bag prepaid amount psychological distress age spots bad habits guidance death carbon dioxide autumn activity paying bills younger growing older medical exam caring phone plan hips super food fruits job referral cheerful geranium depression meal planning heart murmur nopal cactus photography isolated encouragement pens lifestyle birds of paradise home care sugar four seasons cell phone help organize diabetes tone odor decorative wrap elderly food aging clock gym risk taker activities seniors group games elderly birthdays state agencies long term care breasts arts cards elderly friend local churches feelings enzymes powder blush craft sweet potatoes partials home bound senior citizen dream aquatic exercise elderly parent hearing eye color social events try new things breath immune system guest of honor muscles indoor activities pollutants insomnia elderly care previous work bone loss taste probiotics concealer seniors event pottery pet loss support interesting qualified attorney collagen birthday party for elderly dance event gives eating out elderly parents care package cortisol will genetics menstrual cycle bright colors gray hair attitude beauty pigments diet crossword puzzles grape seed aging advice own home relatives chicken breast rv body system sygars loving gift extremely gentle natural moisturizer anti aging cucumbers trans fats wheelchair access nutrients scrapbooking large print mp3 hospital aging resources aerobics water holiday internships doctors broken bones alone tomatoes fun picnic vending machines synthetic products right cream banking blender popcorn relaxation weight loss aging relative anti-aging short walk pituitary gland hot flash community group sighseeing REM senior companion drink confidence hobby traveling fruit fun dance heart failure best gift technology enjoying life kids alcohol senior right anti-aging cream refrigerator dinner party rosewood ATM card discrimination oils lycium perform basic yoga music menopause disability family issues blood circulation aging parent vacation touch small meals senior customers polyps games dance classes exercising light dancing understanding community center dancing seniors discount fried shrimp milk herbs look young disease vitamin gift ideas for men forgetfulnessnutrition dementia skin retirement community lily spine retirement center feeling of exclusion sun rays aging man gift learning elder care arthritis veins carbohydrates vitamin e canna lilies fun activities personal information free radicals happiness thyroid gland Equal Employment Opportunity Commission healthy house cleaning group activity old crows feet honor wheelchair healthy lifestyle mum elastin loss support groups age specific assisted living lipstick handicapped super foods cognitive ability hormones makeup nutritious super foods happy laugh lines elderly conditioner body luau party mental activity clay looking young love stamps



Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Personal Blogs
Personal blogs