Preserving Control

Is the doctor a “good fit” for an aging parent?

Navigating the healthcare system involves dealing with a wide range of physicians and support personnel. Not all physician partnerships are successful. Issues like difficulty reaching the doctor, hurried office visits, confusing medical jargon, limited explanations, and inefficient billing support can…

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PDF Copy Of “Seventy-Something”

No one can build you that bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life..Nietzche Use this form to order a PDF copy of Seventy-Something: Boomer Becoming Their Parents Name(required) Email(required) Website Message…

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Uninformed About The Agenda

You can You can assume that older adults have essentially the same needs and priorities as the rest of the adult population but in doing so, you will miss a never to be repeated opportunity to facilitate their final growth…

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Becoming Better Partners With Our Aging Parents

This is a 15-minute, “quick start” audio blog about my theory on the psychological developmental tasks of older adults and how to use it to improve our partnership with them. Below are three key tracks I’ve uploaded from my audio…

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Moving Control Options Beyond A Zero Sum Context

In their struggle to preserve control, aging parents may see their choices as primarily all or nothing decisions, a zero sum battle of wills with only winners and losers.  Unfortunately, this narrow perspective misses what appears to be  a more…

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Mind The Gap

Aging parents have a different psychological agenda from their adult children. The agenda of the last phase of life has a laser like focus on preserving control and creating a legacy. It’s all about Lasting and Leaving. Adult children need…

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We All Knew They Would Get Older

I’ve attached the first five tracks of my audio CD to this blog.  I recorded this 10-track CD at the request of an attendee at one of my presentations.  She told me that in her hectic world of endless transactions…

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