caring for parents in decline

Three Cheers for the Sandwich Generation
“July is Sandwich Generation Month, a chance to pay tribute to adult children who are juggling the demands of raising kids while taking care of aging parents. The number of Americans 65 and older is projected to…” Read More

Nourishing Mom on Mother’s Day
” Sending flowers, candy and greeting cards are de rigueur for mom on Mother’s Day but, as members of the Baby Boomer generation, we recognize that what your aging mother really wants on her special day is to feel nurtured. Ellie’s mother, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, no longer “… Read More

How to Shift from Daddy’s Girl to Caregiver for Dad
“It was painful for Tricia, as her father declined in his 80’s. “Dad and I shared such fun times together when I was young – he taught me how to ride a horse, shoot a BB gun, ice skate, stand on my head. He was always so active. Last year, I had to insist that he not drive anymore. Now, seeing him shuffle around just breaks my heart.”… Read More

Your Parents’ Tarnished Golden Years
” Parents of Baby Boomers look toward their sixties, seventies and eighties as golden years, with the chance to enjoy the fruits of their labors. But what happens when those days become tarnished gold? What if nothing you or your “… Read More

How to Help Your Parents Create a Legacy of Meaning
” As a Baby Boomer member of the Sandwich Generation, perhaps you have already had talks with your aging parents about their wills, beneficiaries, and advanced medical directives for hospital care.”… Read More

Caring for Mom Who Never Cared for You
“Are you dreading Mother’s Day again this year and worrying about what to do for your mom? Perhaps you have never been close or are now estranged and feeling angry. Have you cut the mother-daughter ties and…” Read More

Male Sandwiched Boomers: A Trend in Caregiving
” With 2008 in full swing, perhaps you’ve already had your fill of economic and political predictions by experts and clairvoyants. However, if you happen to be a Sandwiched Boomer, the following quietly growing trend may surprise you. The results of recent studies indicate that nearly 40% “… Read More