When an Aging Parent Rejects Your Help by Gaye Clark (2019)

“In addition to the physical and emotional demands of caregiving, relationships with elderly relatives often include layers of brokenness. Many people navigate familial estrangement and mental illness as they organize meals and fill prescriptions. Ongoing care for an elderly family member can look like a disaster zone or a mission field—or both. You will need thick skin and a large heart to care for a belligerent loved one. Added to these typical stressors, what happens when Mom or Dad doesn’t want the help you offer? []”