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Elder Care: Sibling Communication
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Caring for an aging parent can be quite rewarding, but also poses challenges to those providing care. This topic center offers information to develop open discussions between adult siblings in an effort to help them improve communication skills, develop teamwork, make decisions together and divide the workload in caring for an aging loved one. Check out these tips on how to share the care.

Real-Life Situations

Unpaid bills, Mom's shrinking retirement nest egg, heirloom squabbles, freeloading siblings, the devastating effects of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease… These are just a few of the family caregiving stresses that can fray relationships among siblings. What do you do when one family member seems more interested in preserving his future inheritance than in making sure Dad has the care he needs? Or what about the sister who drops in from out of state just long enough to undo the progress you made toward getting Mom to accept a little h...


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IntroductionReal-Life SituationsTop Issues Causing Family StressChecklist for Sibling Family CaregiversThe Dynamics of Sibling CaregivingSharing the Care Plans
Related Topics

Aging & Geriatrics
Family & Relationship Issues
Life Issues
Stress Reduction and Management
Elder Care
Death & Dying

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