This book explores the reasons that communicating with the older adults is sometimes so frustrating and offers strategies and skills for overcoming these difficulties. In the book I show that by understanding our older adults' unique developmental agenda and using different language, phrases, and vocabulary, anyone - relatives, friends, colleagues - can learn to communicate effectively and effortlessly with their aging family members, acquaintances, and clients.
Aimed at baby boomers and their parents, professionals who work with the older adults, and everyone who has regular contact with older adults and finds conversations at times to be an exercise in frustration, this book offers the insights I've formed in serving this segment of the population over the past 25 years.
The book has four aims:
Below is the Table of Contents
Foreword, by Mary Elina Ferris, MD, MSEd
II. The Everyday World of Older Adults: How It Looks, How It Feels, How It Sounds
III: New Strategies for Communicating with Older Adults
Appendix I: A Note to Professionals
Appendix II: Glossary
About the Author