Mom, Dad … Can We Talk? Insight and Perspectives to Help Us Do What’s Best for Our Aging Parents


Dick Edwards has thirty-five years of experience working closely with older adults and their families. For the past twenty years he served as administrator of Charter House, a nationally recognized model for excellence in retirement living and long-term health care affiliated with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dick and his wife, Pat, have three adult children and six grandchildren.

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Mom, Dad…Can We Talk? is for the 53 million adult children in America, the sandwich generation of boomers for whom aging-parent issues and care concerns are an increasing reality. Contained within the book are:

  • 100 personal stories and quotes from adult children who have journeyed with their parents through their later years
  • Practical advice for initiating caring conversations, such as “Mom, we’re worried about you living alone,” or “Mom, Dad, we need you to tell us what you want us to do.”
  • Helpful hints for managing the Big Ds of growing older: dementia, drinking, depression, and driving

If you can stop, evaluate, anticipate, and communicate as your parents get older, this phase of their lives will be more smooth and enjoyable for all, with no regrets.

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