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Women in the Sandwich Generation Need to Start Taking Better Care of Themselves

In last week’s election, did you notice all the references to the Pink Stampede? There were several firsts for women – Nikki Haley (South Carolina) Susana Martinez (New Mexico) and Mary Fallin (Oklahoma) were all elected in states that never had a female governor before. Despite these historic events, women continue to lag behind in issues related to taking care of themselves. They seem to have other priorities that can’t wait. According to AARP research, 44 million members of the Sandwich Generation, most of them women, are caregivers for aging … Continue reading

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Research indicates that, for members of the Sandwich Generation dealing with their aging parents, support is very important. Yesterday, readers wrote posts about the people who are there for them – siblings, gerontologists, caregivers, support groups, community resources. You don’t have to do it alone – secure help, even if it is over your mom or dad’s objections, and get support systems in place. Reach out, create a network, hire someone to assist your parents as often as you think is necessary. Betty was frantic about making arrangements for her … Continue reading

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