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Tax Day and Sandwiched Boomers

Are you rushing to finish up your income tax returns? This year, due to the celebration of Emancipation Day last Friday in the District of Columbia, citizens have until midnight tonight to get their tax returns postmarked and in the mail. If you’re a Sandwiched Boomer you may be asking yourself, “have I taken all of the deductions I’m legally allowed?” When you’re supporting both your growing children and your aging parents, you may want to consult with your tax advisor to see if you are eligible for claiming both … Continue reading

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Are You Sandwiched Between Two Generations?

We’ve received some interesting comments from other Sandwiched Boomers out there and want to share them with you. Please let us all know how the issues raised by these women resonate with you. One website reader is coping with her family in flux as well as her career – and just can’t seem to find the time to nourish herself. She told us: “I’m trying to figure out how to take care of myself while I’m juggling the responsibilities of elder care and saving the family business. I am at … Continue reading

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How to Care for a Parent with Alzheimer’s

Here are some more suggestions for Sandwiched Boomers to improve the way you talk with your loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. Keeping your communications direct will help them focus better. Avoid asking questions when possible. If you need to, provide limited choices. Give your loved one the time to answer – don’t interrupt them or fill in words. Tell loved ones exactly what you want them to do. Don’t tell them more than you need to. Don’t try to reason with them. Provide answers and solutions. Don’t become argumentative. Don’t … Continue reading

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Talking With Your Loved One

As we age, we all begin to become somewhat forgetful. But when a parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, talking with them becomes more and more difficult. For some ideas about how to cope with the stress of relating to a parent who has dementia, click on the title above. It will link you to our website and our article, The Sandwich Generation and Their Parents’ Tarnished Golden Years. You will learn how to take care of yourself as you cope with your parent’s Alzheimer’s disease. Today and tomorrow we will … Continue reading

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