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Alzheimer's Disease

7 Tips for Preserving an Aging Parent's Dignity

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Encourage hobbies and productive pursuits


Ask parent what he or she wants to be called


Avoid using baby terms


Allow privacy


Include parent in conversations


Offer choices


Validate, don't argue


The takeaway


Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack

@mindingourelder

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at www.mindingourelders.com.

Carol also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.