Robert F. Bornstein, PhD is Professor of psychology at Adelphi University, and has published more than 150 articles and book chapters in psychology. He co-authored (with Mary A. Languirand, PhD) "When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care."


Depressed, anxious elders are often reluctant to leave their comfort zone, but most doctors won't do an in-home evaluation.

Watching the decline of an elderly parent with Alzheimer's disease takes patience, understanding and calmness.

When an elderly parent fights and always has to be right, the best way thing to do is not respond to their argumentative behavior and don't be defensive.

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