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Observations and commentary on aging, caregiving, and the complex journey through the second half of life.

Closing the Communication Gap with Our Aging Parents

Closing the Communication Gap with Our Aging ParentsClosing the Communication Gap with Our Aging Parents offers a landmark perspective on the real world of aging parents. It challenges outdated assumptions that older adults have stopped growing and are simply diminished versions of their younger selves. Instead, David Solie offers a compelling and moving presentation about what he has identified as primary developmental tasks of the final phase of life. Understanding the magnitude and importance of these tasks he argue is essential to improving communication with older adults.

Closing the Communication Gap with Our Aging Parents also offers practical advice that laypersons and professionals alike can use to improve their communication skills with older adults. Listeners will learn how to send more effective communication “signals” that will reduce power struggles while at the same time enhance their partnership with older adults.

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