From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Inside the sandwich generation

Learning to take care of aging parents is a big step along life’s developmental highway.  As easy as it may be to help out a little, there comes a time when we must help out a lot. Accepting this responsibility is no small task. Inside each one of us, there may be a little kid who is jumping up and down shouting, “no, I can’t be this old…I’m not ready for all of this responsibility”. Hopefully, when we have recovered from the shock,  we will realize that we only get to take care of our parents in their older years if we are still lucky enough to have them alive and in our lives. Here are a few more thoughts on the matter.