How to Talk (and Listen) to Your Senior Loved One
Perhaps you've taken time from your job or traveled from another state to visit your aging friend or relative. You want to make the most of your time together. But sometimes it seems that they aren't really listening to you or are distracted. You may leave thinking you just didn't get any satisfactory visiting done.
Yet, your senior loved one still wants to hear what you have to say and wants to communicate with you, too. Physical changes make hearing and speaking harder. If you understand ways to help, your conversations should improve and give joy to everyone.
If your first conversations seem frustrating, keep trying. No matter what their situation, everyone wants to communicate with others. You might find unexpected gems of wisdom if you speak effectively and listen carefully.
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