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Family conflict over elder care can be helped by mediation

Posted May 14 2009 4:31pm

Are you sick of arguing with Dad over his driving? Is Mom unable to handle her checkbook, but she' ll be darned if she' ll let "you kids" take over? Is your older brother dead set against Dad going to a locked Alzheimer' s unit, even though he' s wandered away from Mom' s care three times, once in the dead of winter? Family problems can get sticky. Well, we all know that. But when our parents are getting to a point where it' s evident that they can' t make decisions for themselves, but they are too strong-willed or set on maintaining what they view as their independence, sometimes a trained third party can help wade through the pool of family dynamics that has remained stagnant for decades.

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