Let’s talk about sex. OK, now we’ve got your attention, let’s talk about care. It seems that we talk to our parents about sex more readily than we talk to them about care. It’s the last great taboo. But the chances are they are going to need care of some sort later in their lives.
Discussing care now, while they are still healthy and can tell you what their preferences are, is a really good idea. Actually doing it is quite another. How do you start the conversation?
We’d love to hear your experience of talking to your loved ones about care. Did they try to shoo you away, sweep it under the carpet? Did they get angry or upset? Tell us what worked for you and what a difference it made to planning for the future. The Community is waiting to hear from you.