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"We've changed our minds. We do want to be a burden to you."
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"Mother? You might want to rethink posting #Momswhoread."
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"Here's the deal: we call the shots when your're young, you call the shots when we're old, and everything in between is a non-stop battle for control."
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'Oh no! Mother's joined a mobility scooter gang.'
Elderly man on phone in bed - 'Press 1 if you have bed sores, Press 2 if you need to go to the toilet...'
"Mum says she wants to stay in her own home, but failing that, she'll settle for a villa in Spain."
Tags:old age, old-age, retirement home, retirement homes, retirement plan, retirement plans, oap, oaps, pensioner, pensioners, senior citizen, senior citizens, nursing home, nursing homes, elderly care, geriatric care, senility, elderly parents, mum, son, home care, villa in spain, carer, burden, help, community, geriatric, dependency
"Do let me know if I'm getting in the way, won't you?"
"Don't worry - the Power of Dad still trumps the Power of Attorney."
"Did you remember my mints?"
"Welcome to your new home, Dad."
"These are all my financial papers - with the exception of the codes to my secret Swiss bank accounts, of course."
Tags:elderly, finance, finances, financial records, financial record, elderly parents, power of attorney, files, old age, pensioner, care, family, social care, bank account, swiss bank account, offshore account, offshore accounts, bank accounts, tax haven, tax havens, tax avoider, tax avoiders, tax avoidance, tax evasion, tax evader, tax evaders
A woman has desk tray's labelled 'Mum' and 'Dad'.
"Yes mum, metaphorically speaking, you're still in the driving seat."
"And Mr Pixie can tell Mum to stop communicating with me through you."
Tags:old age, old-age, mental health, mental state, mental illness, mental illnesses, cat, cats, cat owner, cat owners, feline, felines, pet, pets, pet cat, pet cats, cat lover, cat lovers, family life, family-life, daughter, daughters, mother, mothers, communication, communications, communicating, pensioner, pensioners, oap, oaps, senior citizen, senior citizens, elderly parents
"Since you're going shopping, I've made a little list of a few things I need. . ."
"Oh, you know, I have good days and bad days."
We Need To Talk.
Tags:family, family-life, family feud, family feuds, old-age, pensioner, pensioners, senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, communications, communicating, elderly care, elderly parents, old age, generation, division, communication, mother, daughter, sign, truce, need to talk, senile, geriatric, care, dementia
"I appreciate you want to keep an eye on me, but is that really necessary?"
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"I've made a list of lists we need to make."
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"And when it comes to looking after mum, Maureen's always happy to lend her support."
"I love to see my 98 year old mum active...she does my housework."
"Sidney, your dad's on the phone!"
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"Just go over there already."
Tags:baby boomer, baby boomers, baby-boomer, baby-boomers, elderly parent, elderly parents, family life, family-life, kid, kids, technical skills, luddite, luddites, family responsibility, family responsibilities, technological skills, technical problems, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, daughter, daughters, grown up kids