I would like to hear from other caregivers whose elderly parents still want to make decisions and influence their lives. These elderly parents may not have all their reasoning ability like they had in their younger years, but yet, they still want to control their grown adult children. My mother seems to be like this. Some of us hate to admit it.....(we all want to think our parents are the best), but I would have to say that my mother.....who is 88 years old.....she stills tries to influence/be controlling to this day. I purchased a new vehicle recently......and my 88 year old mother......spewed her influence into what vehicle I purchased.....yes, she can be a tyrant. Wow, what a life.....a grown adult man....."controlled"......at least a little.....by his elderly mother. What an odd life I have had! I'll explain it all in another post.