The 70-40 Rule: Bridge Communication Gap Between Boomers and Parents

70-40 Rule® programs and emotional support services are offered to develop open discussions between families relating to providing care to parents and other various senior topics. Find tips to help bridge the communication gap between seniors and their boomer children. Read More

Overview: Family Conflict and Communication

Just when you thought that family caregiving couldn’t get more complicated, a new issue seems to pop up. When do you discuss with your dad giving up the car keys? What do you say to your brothers and sisters when you’re stuck with all the caregiving and you can’t count… Read More

Tips to Communicate with Angry Family Members

It is hard to be a care partner without a supportive family; when your family is not there for you it is a tough road. Try sending your family an occasional note, photograph or even an article about Alzheimer’s to let them know what you are doing and going through…. Read More

Family in Denial about Loved One’s Alzheimer’s

You are protecting your loved one’s dignity by wanting to get them the help they need. You may need to have a family conference with their doctor to discuss your loved one’s situation. Often, family members need to hear information from a professional. The whole family does not need to… Read More

Quick Tip for Dealing with Distant Family Member Who is Not Involved

Take a long term view—how lucky you are having time with your loved one. You are creating good karma for yourself. Read More

Tips to Deal with an Uncooperative Family Member

It is very hard to change past patterns. Provide your family member with some education and gentle suggestions, but don’t be too critical. Model good behavior. When she sees you going with the flow and not arguing, it may help. Your family member will notice the cooperation and smiles you… Read More

Educating Family Members in Denial

Education is powerful. Encourage attendance at workshops and conferences. Give them time—denial usually goes away as dementia progresses. A good tip if you are really dealing with divergent family views: take your family member to a neuropsychologist for an evaluation. When the report shows your loved one thinks she is… Read More