Caring for your aging parent


Sara Dimerman in conversation with Dr. Tiffany Chow. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • The age at which adult children typically find their roles with their parents beginning to reverse
  • Age related factors that influence this change in role
  • Other special circumstances that might accelerate this role reversal (eg alzheimers, dementia, stroke)
  • The difference between dementia and alzheimer’s disease
  • The age at which older adults typically need more care
  • Encouraging geriatric assessments and with whom?
  • What to do when an aging parent is resistant to or in denial about needing extra help
  • Why its best to avoid certain words such as “dementia” when talking to an aging parent
  • Support services for aging parents and their adult children
  • Whether our communities/provinces are well equipped to deal with mental and physical changes for our aging population
  • The importance of getting extended family involved in caring for an aging parent/relative
  • What to look for when exploring options for increased care