How to Say ItŪ to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders

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Penguin, Sep 7, 2004 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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A practical guide to bridging the generation gap. 

In How to Say It to Seniors, geriatric psychology expert David Solie offers help in removing the typical communication blocks many experience with the elderly. By sharing his insights into the later stages of life, Solie helps in understanding the unique perspective of seniors, and provides the tools to relate to them.

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The Driving Test
The Secret Mission of Older Adults
Growth through Crisis
The TwoYearOlds Crisis
The Adults Crisis
The Secret Mission of Older Adults
Facilitating the Crisis
The House
The Parent Trap
Sustaining the Commitment
Changing the Model
Setbacks in a Professional Venue
Breakthroughs and Setbacks
The Importance of Settling Rituals
Timing Rules
A Word about Setting

The Magnitude of Loss for the Elderly
Dealing with NO
The Redemptive Power of Backing Off
The Problem withNotBacking Off
Losing a Legacy
The Perfect Plan
The Task of Being Remembered
Winding Up Empty
Listening for Legacy
The Mandate of Life Review
Biology to the Rescue?
Feeling the Heat
Transition Assistance
Avoiding Developmental Orphans
Résidence YvonBrunet
Building Our Own Legacies
The Unique Communication Habits of Children
Lack of UrgencyWhy cant they make a decision?
Predictable Encounters
Nonlinear ConversationsWhy cant they stick to the subject?
Attention to Details
Nurturing the Elderly
Becoming a Legacy Coach
Where Will I Live?
How Can I Best Manage My Health?
How Will I Cope All by Myself?
What Should I Do about Money?
What Is the Right Way to Say Goodbye?
The Redemptive Power of Relationships
The Cold Reality of a Biased Perspective
Signaling Tools
Nonverbal Signals
Predictable Encounters
Verbal Signals
Various Forms of Questions
Interpreting the Answers
A Word about the Controlling Individual
Essential QA
Heart Control
Reviewing the Repercussions of Loss
Control Rules
Control Tools
Essential QA
From the Heroic to the Transformational
Legacy Rules
Legacy Tools
Clues and Accelerators
Signals and Hints
Responding to the Signals
The Art of Asking Development Questions
Refining Our Role as Legacy Coach
Discovering Our Own Lifes Influence
Essential QA
Special Communication Challenges for the Professional
Rethinking Our Approach
Communication Rules for Professionals
The Secret Conflict
The Two Rs
A Professionals Guide
A Good Problem to Have
The Woman in Pain

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About the author (2004)

David Solie, MA, PA is an expert in the psychology of aging, and the President of RiskTutor, a professional training corporation.

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