Discussing health with a parent

EnJ
By EnJ Latest Reply 2015-03-16 01:49:00 -0500
Started 2014-12-03 18:14:02 -0600

I worry a lot about my father who has had a heart attack & is diabetic. He lives alone & doesn't want to talk about it much. I think he is taking pretty good care of himself but how can I engage the conversation with him with out upsetting him?


3 replies

aleahk
aleahk 2014-12-04 16:44:38 -0600 Report

Hey Enj,
I think it's great that you are so concerned about your father's health and deep down I'm sure he appreciates it. You should check out Dr. Gary's article on how to more effectively communicate with loved ones:
http://www.heartconnect.com/heart-conditions-learning-center/general/1415-chronic-communication-at-home-how-to-stop-walking-on-eggshells
Keep us updated with your progress and how the conversation goes!
Best of luck!