Anyone with aging parents or other family members will get a great deal of support information from the Starting the Dialogue Blog (hey that rhymes). Anyway, the point is – keeping people positive and grateful is important regardless of age, but age has its ways of trying to squelch the positive and replace it with an aching back, wrinkled skin and sore hips.
I highly recommend this advice as I found it challenging to keep my parents from getting depressed and pessimistic when they were not well recently. And the affect it had on me was that I too, was getting pretty negative, critical, anxious and depressed. But positive energy and attitude can conquer all, that’s my firm belief. Not always EASY, but definitely worth the effort.