Links We Like: January 31, 2014

| By Jodi Horton

This week’s Links We Like is a little shorter this week, with just two great articles about caregiving.

The Huffington Post and VNSNY offered this great piece about the sandwich generation of caregivers, and allowing younger family members to take part in the caregiving process. Allowing a child or teen to be a part of the caregiving process will help them understand the aging process. It’s an experience he or she will probably remember for the rest of their life. Read more: Bridging the Generation Gap in Family Caregiving

Speaking of caregiving and family members, AARP’s Caregiving Resource Center is always a wealth of information. As most caregiving articles will point out, the average family caregiver in the United States a middle-aged woman who also works outside the home. She is probably the primary caregiver even when a male sibling is also present. Traditional gender roles still dominate caregiving, and that can lead to strife in a family. Learn more about how to approach shared caregiving responsibilities among siblings: When Genders Collide While Caregiving

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