“Doctor, my mom needs help but she won’t accept it and she won’t listen.”
Sound familiar? As several of you commented last fall, older relatives often seem reluctant to accept the help we think they need.
Now, I don’t have a magic formula for making this easy. But I do have a new article published on NextAvenue.org, that addresses this very issue:
“4 Things To Do When Your Parents Are Resisting Help“
In this article, I explain four approaches that I always recommend to families, when they are struggling to get older parents to make changes.
They aren’t silver bullets. But they should make it a little easier to get through difficult situations with older loved ones.
So take a look, and let me know what you think.
Hi, I would love to read your article on “4 things to do when your parents are resisting help” but the link is broken. Please advise.
Nicole Didyk, MD says
Hi Sharon. Sorry you’re having trouble with the link. Try copying and pasting this link in your browser: https://www.nextavenue.org/4-things-do-when-your-parents-are-resisting-help/