Aging Parents: Slowing Down? Struggling to Keep Up?
“Older people don’t want to be rushed” (by their children or anyone else)
We heard it in last Saturday's post, from an organized, "with-it," 98-year-old parent who values maintaining control. So we aren’t clueless. But it’s a “heads up.” When doing things with older parents–even with parents who live orderly, organized lives–we need to allow extra time so we don’t need to rush, subjecting ourselves–and them–to more pressure than already exists.