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Many advise that caregivers get involved with support groups, seek information, ask for help, etc. But to be honest, that's a dream world. Who has the time to go to a support group, help is tough to find. Very few people are eager to help watch old gramps or grandma.
Instead, I suggest this, take a little time to browse on the net for articles about caregiving. It's a kind of "self" support group. While it might be less satisfying than talking to a real person face-to-face, at least the stories usually are relatable and leave us less isolated.
Here's a good article on the B-generation on the NYT, about mom with Alzheimer's. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/23/fashion/23genb.html?hpw=&pagewanted=all
Good search terms include Alzheimer's, the Sandwich Generation, old age, and senior care.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|