When you visit your aging parents lately, do you sometimes notice things that seem “off” about them? Maybe Dad can’t find his medications anymore, or Mom won’t talk about that mysterious dent on the car. Maybe one time you noticed that one of them left a kettle boiling on the stove.
For many adult children, the time comes when you must have a difficult conversation with your aging parents. Perhaps it’s because the electricity got cut off because Mom or Dad forgot to pay the bill. Or maybe one of them had a car accident. Even a fender-bender can trigger one of those “you shouldn’t be driving anymore” talks. These common signs may indicate that an older adult might need more help.