Resolving Difficult Family Conflicts
When his wife, Carolyn, retired from her litigation practice, Dr. Davis joined her in starting AgingParents.com. He has contributed immeasurably to the development of their practice in consulting and in resolving family conflicts. Dr. Davis‘s extensive experience in family issues is an invaluable aid at AgingParents.com. He is an excellent listener and can easily pinpoint the cause of a person’s emotional pain. He and Carolyn, working together, have resolved many difficult family conflicts.
When an aging person has an issue with cognitive impairment, the adult children often want to know what the aging parent is still capable of doing or not doing. As a geriatric psychologist, Dr. Davis provides interviews, assessments and psychological assessments, including dementia testing, to answer those questions. For example, if a father who has dementia thinks he is fine with driving, confidential dementia testing can answer questions about his capacity to think, remember and keep track of things. Dr. Davis may recommend no more driving. Likewise, testing can reveal that an aging parent can no longer keep track of finances. Dr. Davis can let the elder and family members know what the assessment and testing results reveal.