We recently talked about an insightful article in Time magazine comparing the inverse relationship of providing care for our aging parents while supporting our own children. Ironically, as we move our teens out of the nest, some of us are faced with caring for parents who have bounced back in. Loss of independence can be shattering and caring for parents takes the delicacy of a diplomat. It can also be overwhelming to become a parent to your parents and for boomer caregivers struggling with this emotionally charged shift in relationships, it is important to take advantage of the resources available to help cope with this.

Take a minute to watch this moving video that resulted from personal experience of the sandwich generation. It is a visual reminder of the reality and multi-layered spectrum of caregiving and “what it means to have a life well lived.”