by Heidi Nestor, Writer and Editor, Life Alert

What kind of culinary delight do you get when you have adult children move back in with you at the same time your ageing parent(s) do? A Sandwich generation!Caretaker Tuesday

Although the term was aptly coin in 1981, in the past 15 years more and more families have been bunking in together. However, this is not a new concept. Many countries have generations living together under the same roof from cradle to grave.

But for Americans, traditionally, we move out from our parents’ home, get married, have children and then guide them to move out, get married, and have children of their own while moving the parents into a retirement community where they can be active with other people their age, while our lifestyles go uninterrupted. 

Well, that simply is not the case anymore.  So how do we handle caretaking parents and supporting children without letting yourself go crazy? In her article, The Sandwich Generation: Coping Tips for Caregivers” Ellen Woodward Potts gives some helpful tips on how not to lose your appetite with a plate full of responsibilities.

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