We often hear how hard it is for caregivers and seniors to deal with the idea of an adult child “parenting” his or her aging parent. The notion of child-parent role reversal has taken on a life of its own and it is now common that a daughter or son will start becoming a parent to his or her parent. Many adult children, called the Sandwich Generation, experience this change while also raising their own children or caring for their grandchildren.
As adults, our journey has been to separate from our parents and become individuals. As parents age and become…
Becoming a caregiver of a loved one stirs up many varied emotions. It doesn’t matter if you become a caregiver gradually or suddenly, or if you are a caregiver by choice or default. Caregiving can be tough both emotionally and physically.
Facts about the impact of family caregiving
In a recent interview with LovetoKnow Seniors, Suzanne Geffen Mintz, president and co-founder of the National Family Caregivers Association, provided some facts about the impact of family caregiving which may surprise you:
There are over 50 million family caregivers in the United State…