The Sandwich Generation Issues
Have you noticed that we're finding more and more articles online and in the newspaper that are covering the various Sandwich Generation issues, like these two:
- The Sandwich Generation… squeezed between being a parent, taking care of one
- Return of the extended family home as sandwich generation take in old and young
Caring for the Caregiver
One of the best gifts you can give your senior parents or whoever else you may be caring for? Taking care of yourself so you can keep caring for them!
- Heart Disease Symptoms in Women
- I, caregiver: Pick-me-ups
- #ElderCareChat 8/15/12 Recap: Avoiding Burnout
I really appreciate what a great resource the NIH is! – Quick, handy tips for Alzheimer's caregivers now available at NIH (National Institutes of Health)
All through my childhood, my parents had dogs and cats. When my husband and I started our own family, we stuck with just the cats, along with an occasional hamster or hermit crab. Now I have granddogs at each house I visit and a senior mom who would kind of like a dog but isn't sure about it. I've been toying with the idea of getting her a fully trained smaller dog who can be a good companion for her and after reading this article, I'm even more inclined to do so. What do you think? 8 Surprising Ways Pets Save Lives.
Grandparents and Grandkids
Here's a great article by Susan Adcox, from AboutGrandparents.com – The Importance of Grandparents to Young Adult Grandchildren – Distance May Complicate Relationships, But Closeness Can Be Maintained
For those of us grandparents caring for one or more grandchildren with any kind of special needs, there are definitely added challenges, aren't there? Here's a sweet article about one grandma and grandson! Forming a connection with an autistic grandchild
Talk about great resources and news for all of us boomers and seniors in the Sandwich Generation! These news and resources items are covered regularly at SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation, along with the tips and information I share at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and G+, so be sure to follow me there and be sure to…