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Digital Photo Frame Alert for Caregivers

The best laid plans of mice, men, and caregivers! If you gave a digital photo frame as a gift to an elderly parent, a grandchild, or others recently, be aware. At least one model by Samsung was inadvertently released with a nasty worm. I couldn’t find any information about it on the Samsung site itself, …

The Sandwich Generation Knows Their Movies

Do you have an elderly parent who wants to know how a movie ended because he fell asleep in the middle. Have you ever watched a movie and wondered, Isn’t there a place I can find out where I have seen that actress before? Do you want to find a way to check on whether …

No Nonsense Guide to Caring for the Seriously Ill

Research is something I love and do well at. I inherited that love for learning from my mom and have passed it on to all my daughters. Now it comes back as a blessing to me even more, when they discover something useful to share with me, just as my mom and I have done …

Help for the Caregiver: All In One

Do you find yourself running non-stop, never having enough time for all your responsibilities like caregiving, grandchild-sitting, errands, bills, etc.? Do those never-ending duties include having to stop at an office store to make copies, send faxes, etc. I know I have to do that a lot. If it’s not copies of medical records and …

SandwichINK Twitter Links 2/2/09

Twitter is turning out to be a great resource of information . Over the next couple of days, I’ll be bringing you more links and tips of interest to all of us Sandwich Generation caregivers of elderly parents as well as grandparents, from the last couple of weeks. If you’d like to start on Twitter …

Declutter 101 for Caregivers

Spring is coming. Many are moving. Elderly parents are needing assistance. There is one constant in all of this. Decluttering is a necessity. It’s a ritual for spring cleaning. It makes moving much easier. And many elderly relatives are renown for their frugality, translated into “I can’t throw anything away!” It’s not easy. It’s not …

Moving Checklist for Caregivers

Here is a question and a checklist that is very important for all, but especially important if you are assisting an elderly parent in a move and will be leaving them alone when you are finished. Is everything available, turned on, and working? We arranged for all utilities to be turned on Wednesday and we …

Tender Loving Caregiving For Your Marriage

Sandwich Generation is hard to work hard to maintain positive relationships

Sitting in a restaurant today, working on my laptop, I overhead a couple bickering at the adjoining table. It was pretty obvious they were both in bad moods and spent the whole 30 minutes they were there snapping at each other. She was trying to talk him into something he didn’t like. She started out …