Geriatric Medicine

How to Talk to the Doctor About Your Aging Parent's Health

How to Talk to the Doctor About Your Aging Parent's Health

Your aging mother or father may not want to listen to your advice or instructions concerning their health, and you may find it difficult to disseminate the guidance to help the parent stay as healthy as possible. Nevertheless, by collaborating with your parent’s primary care physician, you can help ensure that they receive instructive guidance in a manner that they can willingly receive. A parent may not want to listen to your instructions, but like many older people, your loved one may highly respect a physician.

Here are a few tips to get you started: