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Talk frankly with aging parents about health care
USA Today

It’s 3 a.m., and your phone startles you out of a sound sleep. Your 70-year-old mother has suffered a stroke. You rush to her house nearby to take her to the hospital. But you’re not prepared. She’s incoherent. You forget the name of her primary care doctor and don’t know what medications she’s taking. This may be an all-too-common scenario, as adult children struggle to take care of aging parents, and sometimes grandparents, and their often- complex medical needs.