the first time, "Sandwich generation" appears in the
dictionary -- directly as a result of our work in
the past 15+ years. What is The Sandwich Generation?
What is its role in society? The answers are here.
(Also see Conversations #1.)
SF002: Becoming a
Parent to a Parent
children DO become a parent to a parent and must take
the leadership role in the relationship. Here's why
SF003: After the Funeral
daughter tells her story of having to "empower" her
mother after the father/husband dies. The story, told
in two parts, begins shortly after the funeral, with
a look back after the first year. Great TIPS on empowering
SF004: Laughter =
continually shows that laughter and a sense of humor
can be very healthy and help reduce stress. Thoughts
here of Paul McGhee, author of "The Laughter Remedy,"
as they appeared in THE SANDWICH GENERATION magazine.
SF005: The Changing
Role of Health Care Professionals
3 part series of articles that looks at the health
care scene today and what you should expect. Physicians
and other geriatric professionals were interviewed
in depth. Their answers are presented here.
SF006: The Guilt Trap
trap is ever there. Will YOU fall in? Learn how to
avoid this high stressor trap.
SF007: Will Your Heirs
Get What You Want Them To?
YOUR heirs be cheated? The real truth behind multiple
marriages and inheritances. Your heirs may get nothing.
Learn why and how to protect your $$.
SF008: Four Generations
Plus Struggle for Balance
real life story of a generous family who had both
various elderly family members live with them as well
as two troubled young boys, who were complete strangers.
Numerous pets that also needed care added to the family
dynamics. TIPS to help YOU cope.
SF009: Grudges Tough
to Deal With
can tear you apart. The experts discuss the whys and
how to avoid them.
SF011: Moving Elders
a parent from the family home MUST be a joint decision.
A first person story of a family who had to decide
how the mother could best be cared for. A long list
of questions to ask.
SF012: Living Wills,
you don't take action before a crisis, complete strangers
can legally make life and death decisions for you
and spend your hard earned money. Learn how to protect
yourself, your wishes and your family. A very special
series that is must reading.
SF013: How Three Generations
Adjust to Living Together
is the story of three generations, from ages 3 to
77, and the adjustments all had to make. Although
Grandma was extremely independent, she could no longer
live alone. She moved in with her granddaughter and
family. Those involved tell their own story, about
their feelings and concerns and the adjustments that
had to be made.
SF014: Breaking the
Barriers to Communicating With an Elder
integral thread in personal relationships, communications
is a two-way street. By understanding how hearing
and sight losses impact an elder, a "Sandwich Generationer"
can improve elder relationships and develop win-win
strategies. TIPS tell you what to do and what not
SF015: How to Do "IT"
caregiving can be less stressful and more rewarding
if you follow a number of acronyms -- from using the
words STOP and HELP to The 4 A's of Role Reversal.
SF016: The Tragedy
but not here... Dementia and Alzheimer's effects a
large portion of the elderly. They rob people of their
personality and families of their loved ones. A series
of articles giving in depth insight into dementia,
with down-to-earth coping TIPS. There are many kinds
of dementia that are curable.
SF017: Should You
Quit Work to Care for Mom? NO!
are many sound reasons why a woman should NOT quit
work to stay home and care for a sick or aged parent
-- or husband. The reasons YOU should continue working
at something you love to do. There are alternatives,
which include adult day care and geriatric care managers
for long distance care. Learn what you need to make
Stressors and Personalities
types of personalities are discussed with TIPS on
how to regain control of your own life and better
deal with an aging parent or spouse. Also, different
kinds of stress, conflicting guilt emotions, and how
to care for your "I SELF" are discussed in a series
== THE Key to Life
and physical health go hand-in-hand. Nurturing the
spirit, from both non-religious and religious vantage
points, is important to elders and "Sandwich generationers."
Everyone needs to tie into one's own spirit. Learn
SF020: End of Life
has the right to live and die as one wants. Everyone's
parameters for quality of life and desired death are
different. But all too often, tough decisions need
to be made. It's ok to let go.
SF021: Long-term Care
people will use benefits from long-term care insurance
than from car or homeowner's insurance. A series of
articles deals with: should you or shouldn't you get
LTCI; repercussions if you say "no"; the law; what
to look for. And some DON'Ts. And the fact you're
not alone if you haven't even thought about LTCI.
SF022: Illegal Nursing
a loved one in a nursing home is a tough decision.
It's not a good time to have to read the fine print
in a SNF Contract. But you need to know there are
illegal clauses in many contracts. Here's what they
are and what you should do.
SF023: Blended Families
Equal Different Stressors and Opportunities
generation families, composed of both related and
unrelated people, have become more common. Here a
family talks about the various emotional needs of
a confused 74-year-old to a 2-year-old toddler. And
TIPS are offered for everyone.
More Information feel free to call Carol Abaya
at 732-536-6215 or send
Email to: SandwchGen@aol.com