Beginning the conversation

Conversations about health, care, managing of finances and moving home are not everyday topics and lots of us don’t feel confident when bringing them up. However, it’s important to have these conversations so you can ensure that your loved ones are thinking about the future and know you are there to help.

Beginning the conversation

Conversations about health, care, managing of finances and moving home are not everyday topics and lots of us don’t feel confident when bringing them up. However, it’s important to have these conversations so you can ensure that your loved ones are thinking about the future and know you are there to help.

Click through our guides below to learn more about talking about difficult conversations

Difficult conversations in later life

As our loved ones get older, it can be difficult for them to tell us when they need help. And talking to our loved ones about their changing abilities and needs, can equally be as difficult a subject for us too. So, we’ve made a list of ideas about how to get started.

Talking to loved ones about giving up driving

Giving up driving can be a difficult and emotional subject to talk about so it's important to broach the subject with sensitivity. We suggest some ways to get the conversation started.

Is extra care right for you or your parent?

Talking to your loved ones about needing extra care at home can be difficult to discuss.If you have noticed they are finding it difficult to get up and down the stairs, are struggling or forgetting to cook or forgo getting dressed, it might be time to discuss extra care.

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