The Book

Mom, Dad...Can We Talk? Insight and Perspective to Help Us Do What’s Best for Our Aging Parents is a read-me-first for adult children dealing with the issues and concerns of aging parents.  It is conversational, sometimes humorous and poignant, always encouraging and helpful. It is written for adult children to help them stop and think, to anticipate, communicate, navigate, and, yes, to celebrate the challenges of this phase of family life and the parent-child relationship.

The book is rich with nearly 100 personal stories and quotes from adult children that help personalize and humanize support for elderly parents and the final stage of the parent-child relationship, to help ensure the best possible outcome - that of no regrets.

It also includes practical advice for initiating caring conversations such as, "Mom, we're worried about you living alone," and "Mom, Dad, we need you tell us what you want us to do" are combined with helpful hints such as how to manage the Big D's of aging parents: dementia, drinking, depression and driving