As a caregiver, what
Have you ever had one of those periods when events came together in just the right way to give you real insight? Well, if you haven
I recently read a statistic that took me by surprise:
While only 25% of the aging parents surveyed report that they are stressed because of their adult children, nearly twice as many adult children report being stressed because of their aging parents.
Our kids are worried about us
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When a family is faced with caring for an aging loved one, it is not uncommon for the issues of money and inheritance to create tension among siblings.
Disagreements are inevitable, but they do not have to mar relationships forever. It is important to acknowledge that families have problems and that everyone comes from a less-than-perfect family.
Sibling relationships are often the longest of our lives, lasting 80 years or more. And while several research studies reveal that up to 45 percent of adults have an emotionally charged or distant relationship with a sibling, the caregiving dynamic can either polarize relationships or bond siblings closer together.
With that in mind, consider the following tips to help you and your siblings find a new and improved way to interact and to face caregiving as a team.
Try to let go of the
Many adult children tread lightly when it comes to the health of an aging loved one, especially when it could threaten independence. And, sadly, it often takes an incident of some sort before families feel that
You are ready for a vacation of your dreams with your family. All of a sudden when you are about to leave, you receive that dreaded call.