How do you get a resistant parent to agree to an evaluation?
This is best handled by inviting the evaluator into your home. Introduce the evaluator as a visitor over a cup of tea or coffee, and allow the evaluation process to unfold as it should. At the beginning of the evaluation there are questions designed for the family caregiver and while this is going on, the evaluator has an opportunity to observe the person being evaluated. It will naturally follow that questions will be posed to the individual and you can trust these evaluators are professionals who can be discrete and considerate. You may want to let the evaluator know on the phone that the parent or relative may be resisting to having this evaluation ~ Dr. Ethelle Lord at http://remembering4you.com.