Has anyone had to handle speaking in a foreign language in front of others? Mother is 92 and lived in this country for 50 years and can speak English, but she speaks in her original language when the caregivers are in the room. Usually she complains about something they did. She says they are mad at her because she insists that my father eat. This has been a longstanding problem. She tells the caregivers to feed him when he is not ready to eat. (Father is bedbound and has dementia.) He usually gets angry and knocks the food away. He will come around eventually. But mother is so intense about him eating that the caregivers just try to appease her. Both 90+ parents are in my house and every day is a struggle with one issue or another. However, I don't like it when she talks in her foreign language to me in front of the caregivers. How should I approach her to talk in English? My mother is a very sensitive person and anything I say she will interpret as a criticism of her. I have to tread lightly. Any suggestions?