The Sandwich Generation Issues – News and Resources for Caregivers and Grandparents, August 25, 2012

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Baby Boomer and Senior Citizen News is an important part of SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation sI’ve got more excellent resources and links of interest to all of us in the Sandwich Generation, juggling the multigenerational caregiving issues in our families:

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:

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!


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.

With our iPad adventures going on, I really enjoyed Get old, tune out: Is technology leaving the elderly in the dust?”

Grandparents and Grandkids

Here’s a great article by Susan Adcox, from – 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


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