elderly parents

Medications Can Sometimes Cause Dementia in Elderly Parents

One of my dear friends started developing severe memory loss when she turned 85. In the course of that, she also became severely ill and had to go to the hospital. After three days in the hospital, she wasn’t just forgetting things. She had developed full dementia. She didn’t recognize me at all, even though […]

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Caregivers – One Possible Option for Free Medical Treatment

This is a tough economy for employees! Right now I personally know six people who are out of work. It’s bad enough losing your job and losing your salary. But what happens to those who have health problems? This is becoming especially prevalent right now for Baby Boomers. Generally speaking, it seems like the younger […]

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SandwichINK Has a Great Video for Ewe!

Videos on this site are not something I offer on a regular basis. Once in a while, though, I find one that is so good I have to share it. Today, thanks to several fellow Tweeters, I have one for you that is so cute I know my grandkids will love it and I bet […]

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Current Events Wrap Up for the Sandwich Generation: Heads Up About Head Injuries

It’s once again time for the Thursday Meme, Current Events Wrap Up. Today I want to share a sad story that includes some very useful information for us as caregivers. Head Injuries – One very sad story that has had headlines all week was the tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson, Liam Neeson’s wife. In […]

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Frugal Tip for the Sandwich Generation: Save Big Bucks on Clothes and More!

I don’t know about you, but with nine grandkids I LOVE great prices on clothes for them. Then I can indulge in all my grandmommy desires to help my kids and grandkids without breaking my bank! Thanks to HomemakerBarbi, we can all indulge in that kind of fun for them AND for us. She has […]

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You Are Invited to Join SandwichINK For the Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Guess what! We are going to a party! It will be fun. It will have prizes. You won’t have to dress up (unless you want to). You won’t even need to find a babysitter for the kids and/or grandkids, let alone a companion for the elderly parents. You can do it from the comfy spot right in front […]

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Talking About News For the Sandwich Generation

What is a Blog Meme? I found a lot of definitions for this, most using $5 words. Basically it boils down to several blogs writing about the same theme, each on their own site. Then they all link to one home site, so if you enjoy the article at one site, you can easily pop […]

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9 Tips for Caregivers Selling a House From a Distance

Are you in the midst of helping an elderly parent sell their house? Or preparing yourself for that coming scenario? Or are you, like me, trying to sell your own house from a distance, while juggling all the different hats of a Sandwich Generation caregiver? Here are a few tips I’ve learned when selling houses […]

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Headlines of Encouragement For the Sandwich Generation

Oh me, oh my. Reading the news headlines just isn’t any fun right now! North Korea Warns Intercepting ‘Satellite’ Will Prompt Counterstrike; Israeli Major-General [states]: Iran past ‘nuclear threshold’…using nuclear talks to buy time for bomb; World Bank offers dire forecast for world economy…; Recession on track to be longest in postwar period… Gas prices […]

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Caregivers: You Don’t Have to Be Everywhere To Be Able to Help

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of flexibility for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, along with the importance of asking. Asking for help, asking for options, asking for whatever it is that is necessary in our current situation. While that is indeed vital, there are times when there is no one to ask. […]

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