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Myers Counseling Group would like to introduce the last in our three part series on addressing the needs of the elderly. Our first article discussed  Recognizing and Understanding Neurocognitive Disorders. Our second article presented Developing Resources for Elder Care.Today’s article is on Families Addressing Elderly Parent Needs Together. The article also offers information on caregiver burnout.
We hope you enjoyed the series. We will be putting the whole series together in an Ebook format. This will be on our website under resources publications.
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“No Man loves life like him that is growing old”

Sophocles, Acrisius


Gaining an Understanding of Neurocognitive Disorders

Families Addressing Elderly Parents Needs Together

Parents take on different roles when their children are growing up: mentors, role models, advisor, teachers, tutors, sounding boards, and mediators to name a few. Relationships with our parents change as we get older. Some relationships with parents in adulthood turn into great friendships. When parents age, their ability to take care of themselves becomes more difficult. In their advanced years, their decision making may be less reliable. This would especially be true if they are struggling with a neurocognitive disorder or significantly diminished physical abilities which impact self-care. It becomes clear to most around them that their ability to be completely independent is no longer an option. Whether or not someone is an only child, or other siblings are involved, this stage of life is emotionally and physically challenging not only for the parent but for the children/child who may be put in a position of making decisions for the parent(s).

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