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posted: August 1, 2008

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Timely Tip: Need Help Talking Caregiving to Your Kids?

Becoming a caregiver brings many changes and challenges that children of elder-caregivers may find hard to understand.

Fortunately, a number of national organizations that deal with issues of illness and aging have developed resources that can help you talk to your kids about what is going on. Check out these resources for help with having those difficult conversations:

HospiceNet: provides guidance for talking with children about tough issues such as illness, death and grieving.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: (800) 344-4867, has developed some excellent literature designed to help children deal with illness. While geared specifically to MS, these documents provide good models for talking with kids about any kind of illness. Click here to check out their booklets for families.

Alzheimer’s Association: (800) 272-3900, has developed a booklet to help you talk with kids about illness and related issues and provides a list of helpful books appropriate for various age groups. Click here for details.
You can read the full story on ways to balance caregiving obligations with parenting in When Kids Are Caught in Caregiving’s Shuffle: Tips for Helping Families with Children, a feature article in the July 2008 edition of Caregiver’s Home Companion.

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