5 Tips for what to do if your parent is refusing to see the doctor!
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It's normal for an older adult to forget where they put their keys, look all over for their glasses, then realize that they're wearing them, or have trouble remembering someone's name. But, there are times when memory loss can be really scary and concerning.
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If you're noticing changes in your parent's memory, or changes in cognitive function (this is a fancy term for the way the brain thinks, remembers, processes information, etc), it is really important that you keep track of specific examples that you notice.
For example, My mom got lost the other day driving home from a store that she's been going to for years. Or, My dad’s been leaving the stove on and burning food. Or, my mom has been rummaging through drawers and can never find...
What? No hands? You've heard of a Millennial, you've heard of a Baby Boomer, but you probably haven't heard of the Sandwich Generation.
So here we go...
If you have a parent 65 or older and are raising a child under 18, or, supporting a grown child (here's my shoulder, feel free to cry), you, my friend, are in the Sandwich Generation. And, you're not alone. Nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s are right along side of you, not to mention millions of people under 40 and over 60.
Now, raise your hand if you are a part of the Sandwich Generation. Hand still down? Not to worry, there's probably a sandwich just for you. Hungry for a Club?
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As you can imagine, The Club Sandwich Generation is super layered, with 50 or 60 year olds wedged between aging parents, their adult children,...