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The Caring Generation® Refusing to Care for Elderly Parents
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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Monday, July 06, 2020


Can I Refuse to Care for Elderly Parents?
 
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CONTACT: Pamela D. Wilson 303-810-1816

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Golden, Colorado – July 6, 2020

The Caring Generation® Refusing to Care for Elderly Parents

Golden CO- Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation® family talk radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, July 8, on the Bold Brave Media Network. The program airs live at 9 p.m. EST. The Caring Generation® aired initially from 2009 to 2011 on 630 KHOW-AM in Denver, Colorado.

On this talk radio program for caregivers and aging adults, Wilson answers the caregiving question can I refuse to care for elderly parents? This question may have some caregivers cringing because of family beliefs about caring for elderly parents.

Young children who experienced parentification or situations of neglect or abuse may feel differently about care responsibilities. Generational differences in attitudes about caring for elderly parents exist.

Relationships between elderly parents and children affect caregiving relationships. Younger caregivers in their 20s, 30s, and 40s may feel invincible and be less empathetic to the aches and pains related to aging—even though they accept caregiving responsibilities.

Adult children caregivers in their 50s and 60s may have lost friends. The experience of loss may offer a greater breadth of empathy and tolerance for the behaviors of elderly parents who may be perceived as mean or narcissistic.

Despite these differences, caregivers accept the responsibility of caring for elderly parents out of guilt, obligation, duty, or fear of damaged family relationships. Caregiving involves many physical tasks – bathing, dressing, running errands, attending doctor appointments, making meals, and more.

Being a family caregiver is a non-stop job. Caregivers may feel like they rarely get away from their caregiving responsibilities and stress. Feeling tied to caregiving is the reason that caregivers ask, can I refuse to care for elderly parents? Learning how to manage aspects of taking care of elderly parents can reduce caregiver stress and the feeling that being a caregiver is life-limiting. 

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The guest for this program is Dr. Monika Lopez-Anuarbe, Associate Professor of Economics and a health and inequality economist specializing in aging, caregiving, and health inequities. Her research focuses on family transfers of money, how family members care for each other across and within generations, and unpaid caregiving. She shares research from her article, Understanding Male Caregivers: The Emotional, Financial, and Physical Burden.

Join Pamela on The Caring Generation to learn the answers to can I refuse to care for elderly parents? The Caring Generation® radio program airs live at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Mountain, 8 p.m. Central, and 9 p.m. Eastern every Wednesday night.  Replays of the weekly programs are available in podcast format with transcripts on Pamela's website and all major podcast sites. More information about onsite and online video conferencing, keynote speaking events, and online education and support are available on Wilson's website.

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Check Out Podcast Replays of The Caring Generation® Radio Program for Caregivers and Aging Adults HERE

Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA is a national caregiving expert, advocate, and speaker.  More than 20 years of experience as a direct service provider in the roles of a court-appointed guardian, power of attorney, and care manager led to programs supporting family caregivers and aging adults who want to be proactive about health, well-being, and caregiving. Wilson provides education and support for consumers and corporations interested in supporting employees who are working caregivers. To carry out her mission, Wilson partners with companies passionate about connecting with the caregiving marketing through digital and content marketing. Her mission to reach caregivers worldwide is accomplished through social media channels of Facebook, YouTube, Linked In, Instagram, Caregiving TV on Roku, and The Caring Generation® radio on Internet radio. She may be reached at 303-810-1816 or through her website.

 

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