Cruising Through Caregiving

Guest Blog By Author Hannah Parker

Helping the Sandwich Generation survive the pandemic The Sandwich Generation is made up of parents who are “sandwiched” between caring for their aging parents while raising their children. These caregivers have unique challenges and often stressful daily routines especially with the current pandemic restrictions. For some, this may mean making tough decisions such as choosing…

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Five Ways Older Adults & Elementary School Children Are Challenged By Technology During The Pandemic: GUEST POST BY AUTHOR HANNAH PARKER

Author Hannah Parker

Most young children are familiar with gaming apps and can amaze most adults with their ability to maneuver characters, build Minecraft cities, or catch monsters. But unfortunately, this expertise has not proven useful when it comes to virtual learning. The average elementary school student uses several learning applications during the course of the day, none…

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Know Anyone Whose Nerves Are Shot?

As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, I’d never heard anyone use terms like “anxiety” or “stress.”  But when adults I knew wanted to communicate such feelings they’d say their “nerves were shot” or they felt like they were about to have a “nervous breakdown.” Nervous breakdown. Nerves shot. Anxious. Stressed out. On edge. Worried.…

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2 Questions All Sandwich Generation Caregivers Need To Ask Themselves

This healthcare crisis has been hard on everyone, particularly family caregivers.  Sandwich Generation caregivers have dealt with the challenges of kids being sent home from school unexpectedly and indefinitely, remote learning, and navigating the psychological impact this disruption has had on their children. Sandwich Generation caregivers have also had to adjust to an entirely new…

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Is Moving In A Good Idea?

Caregivers often believe they must move Mom into their home in order to be a “good caregiver.” This especially is true when Mom has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. During Session 5 of our Virtual Book Club for Dementia Caregivers co-sponsored by Hilarity For Charity and Oasis Senior Advisors, we discuss this theory.…

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