WE ARE THE SANDWICH GENERATION
Keeping Everyone Happy
Albert Bridge Books
Claire Gillman is an experienced journalist, editor and writer. She has written over 25 books, including 'We are the Sandwich Generation: Keeping Everyone Happy' and 'Best of Boys: Helping Your Sons through their Teenage Years.'
Not only are there now more people over 60 than there are children in Europe, but more grown up children are returning to live in the family home. There are a greater number of working adults who find themselves responsible for both their children and their ageing parents. This can be challenging and many of the ‘sandwich generation’ find themselves stretched, with too many demands on their time. Yet it doesn’t have to be this way.
Claire Gillman has helped her elderly mother nurse her father, an Alzheimer’s patient who had a severe stroke that left him in a wheelchair, while raising her own family. This personal experience forms the backbone of the book, whilst drawing on advice from experts and a range of other ‘squeezed’ parents. She offers effective strategies for
•Enjoying these years
•Dealing sensitively with your loved ones
•Avoiding feeling guilty
•Making everyone’s lives more fun and fulfilling
•Sharing obligations evenly
•Keeping your sanity
•Planning for the future
"Claire Gillman suggests some of the ways that "sandwich carers" can bring all the generations of their family together to spend some quality time" - Age UK London Blog