“They may disagree or just not be willing to talk. You have to respect that and put up with it. Just don’t give up,” Schreiber said.
Tips on starting the conversation As tough as it is, people should talk about a loved one's dying wishes. Geriatric specialist Robert Schreiber, M.D., of Andover, provided these websites to help get the conversation going: agingredefined.org hslindependentliving.org/college-retirement-living-register theconversationproject.org/about/ellen-goodman/ blog.hebrewseniorlife.org/you-your-aging-parents