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  1. Alexa

    Thank-you for all the information and links. I wish I had known of these earlier; there was nothing in the way of support in my area. I too was a member of the sandwich generation, caring for two and then one elderly and poorly parents until last winter, and your words remind me of how tough and yet rewarding it was. Keeping things simple was definitely something which helped: simple systems, simple expectations, and appreciating simple things. A very helpful and timely post – thank-you.

  2. Elnora Chambers

    What a lovely, helpful post! Though We didn’t also have children at home, my husband and I spent 15 years helping his parents intensely as first one and then the other descended into dementia.

    Your words about lower expectations of yourself are particularly wise. It’s necessary for caregivers for self care.

    I’m absolutely delighted that you mentioned seeking local support and that you told about We live in Southern California, where there’s a fantastic nonprofit for helping caregivers. Their tips helped us so much!

    The plus side of having children at home while you’re caregiving is that they give a happy, hopeful balance to the sad parts of caring for the adults you’re responsible for.

    Your post has no doubt helped many readers. Thanks for writing it!

  3. Jackie Lee

    Hi Kara,

    I really enjoyed your blog post. It really made me reflect on myself and my opportunities.


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