Can You Stop An Aging Parent From Self-Neglect At Home?

Adult children see their parents aging and losing the ability to manage their lives as they once did. They are not taking care of themselves. It is a cause of alarm, but can anyone stop a parent from living dangerously?  Here at we hear from the adult children, asking if there is anything they can do about Mom or Dad.  They tell us about the aging parent neglecting their normal food needs, their hygiene, they’re isolated they can’t get around, and they can’t drive anymore.  Anxious kids offer to help, urge moving to assisted living, or with a family member but the elder refuses.  Can you make them get help, they ask?