Doctor visits are a big deal when you’re older. It’s not just an afternoon out of the house; it’s a lifeline.
Wellness becomes all-consuming in later years and the doctor’s appointment is a critical connection. When your parents feel like their body’s health is out-of-control, they need to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to conversation with their doctor.
You can be the note-taker and keeper of the questions and medication list. Come to the doctor’s office prepared and take notes while you’re there. If needed, insist that the doctor address your parent, not you. It takes a little longer, but it’s the patient who needs to be respected with patience.
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