Navigation Links
No more 'empty nest:' middle-aged adults face family pressure on both sides
Date:1/25/2013

ded record unemployment, substantial stock market losses, lower home values and increased demand for higher levels of education.

Around the same time, advances in health care and life expectancy have made it possible for many adults to live far longer than they used to although not always in good health, and often needing extensive care or assistance.

This study concluded that most middle-aged parents with young adult children are fairly happy to help them out, and they understand that getting started in life is simply more difficult now. Some research has suggested that age 25 is the new 22; that substantially more parents now don't even expect their kids to be financially independent in their early 20s, and don't mind helping them through some difficult times.

But the response to helping adult parents who, at the same time, need increasing amounts of assistance is not as uniformly positive, the study found it can be seen as both a joy and a burden, and in any case was not something most middle-aged adults anticipated.

"With the kids, it's easy," is a general purpose reaction. With aging parents, it isn't.

"My grandparents died younger, so my parents didn't cope with another generation," one study participant said.

Many middle-aged people said it was difficult to make any plans, due to disruptions and uncertainty about a parent's health at any point in time. And most said they we're willing to help their aging parents, but a sense of being time-starved was a frequent theme.

"It brings my heart joy to be able to provide for my mom this way," one study participant said. "There are times when it's a burden and I feel resentful."

The dual demands of children still transitioning to independence, and aging parents who need increasing amounts of care is causing many of the study participants to re-evaluate their own lives. Some say they want to make better plans for their future so they don't pose s
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Hooker
hookerk@oregonstate.edu
541-737-4336
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Parents Can Adapt, Thrive After Empty Nest
2. How are middle-aged women affected by burnout?
3. Rate of suicide by hanging/suffocation doubles in middle-aged men and women
4. Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds
5. Sport makes middle-aged people smarter
6. Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Middle-Aged Women
7. Lung cancer death rates among young and middle-aged white women climb in some states
8. Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks
9. LSUHSC research finds HPV-related head & neck cancers rising, highest in middle-aged white men
10. Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study
11. Vaccinating children against rotavirus may indirectly protect adults too, study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/1/2015)... (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 The panel ... and telematics service providers to build a program that ... and complicated legal implications further down the line. This ... wake of the news that OBD-II port dongles aren’t ... In January, it was reported that Progressive’s Snapshot ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... 01, 2015 Taking an important step ... League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN ... the first NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners. Working with ... the 15-member board will provide leadership and direction to ... accreditation decisions for nursing programs that seek accreditation from ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 EAGAN, Minn. ... Minnesota and its family of companies (Blue Cross) today ... out the year with net income of $61.5 million, ... losses. The organization reported a net operating loss of ... a negative operating margin of one-tenth of one percent ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 GrassrootsHealth, ... announcing two continuing medical education (CME) courses about ... help practitioners become more confident in measuring, prescribing, ... After completion of these CME courses, practitioners can ... The CME courses available are “Vitamin D, Sunshine, ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... 01, 2015 Aging2.0 , the ... announces the launch of the Aging2.0 Alliance ... stakeholders and technology companies. The announcement was made today ... and Business Strategies Forum in San Diego, CA. ... Alliance program is now open for additional members. “This ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TU-Automotive: Office of The Privacy Commissioner of Canada To Set Out Privacy Considerations Surrounding UBI Products 2Health News:TU-Automotive: Office of The Privacy Commissioner of Canada To Set Out Privacy Considerations Surrounding UBI Products 3Health News:NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) Announces Inaugural Commissioners 2Health News:NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) Announces Inaugural Commissioners 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Reports 2014 Results 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Reports 2014 Results 3Health News:GrassrootsHealth Launches CME Courses about Vitamin D 2Health News:GrassrootsHealth Launches CME Courses about Vitamin D 3Health News:Aging2.0 Announces Launch of New Membership Community, Aging2.0 Alliance 2Health News:Aging2.0 Announces Launch of New Membership Community, Aging2.0 Alliance 3Health News:Aging2.0 Announces Launch of New Membership Community, Aging2.0 Alliance 4
... Free Wi-Fi System InstallationLANGHORNE, Pa., Jan. 26 Vector180 ... the region is the most "Worthy of Wi-Fi" and ... essay contest winner will receive a free site survey, ... best job of explaining how his or her facility ...
... Davos (SW) is - for the 18th time! - ... urological challenge and very enjoyable educational interactive forum. It ... Approximately 250 participants are expected to attend. , "Following ... once more use the format of a combination of ...
... Tripling the level of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in the ... improved the neurodevelopment outcome of girls, according to a study ... Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) . DHA is ... that is normally found in mother,s milk and, in recent ...
... LOUIS, Jan. 26 KV Pharmaceutical,(NYSE: KVa/KVb) has been ... (alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate) will not be approved by,the U.S. ... met. , As previously disclosed, ... U.S. and worldwide rights to Gestiva upon approval of,the ...
... seem to increase risk, , , MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) ... calculate the risk a woman with cancer in one breast ... chances of developing cancer in a second breast, known as ... in one breast. And certain factors, such as a family ...
... moms, New Year Resolutions may,include "watch baby,s nutrition" this ... more than 400 American moms with infants or,toddlers across ... give,themselves a C or lower when it comes to ... and minerals. Hoping baby grows up strong and healthy, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Non-Profit Healthcare Facilities Invited to Submit Essays in Vector180's 'Worthy Of Wi-Fi' Contest 2Health News:Interactive virtual training at European Urology Forum in Davos 2Health News:New Study: Higher DHA Levels Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Premature Girls 2Health News:New Study: Higher DHA Levels Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Premature Girls 3Health News:New Study: Higher DHA Levels Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Premature Girls 4Health News:New Survey: Moms Need More Help on Nutrition Information 2Health News:New Survey: Moms Need More Help on Nutrition Information 3Health News:New Survey: Moms Need More Help on Nutrition Information 4
(Date:4/1/2015)... 1, 2015 CSSi, ( www.CSSiEnroll.com ) ... clinical research industry, recently partnered with a major ... that was falling quickly behind their enrollment timeline. ... site support programs, increased the number of patients ... increased the number of sites actively recruiting. Through ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... ANTONIO , April 1, 2015  The ... AirStrip® Sense4Baby™ wireless maternal/fetal ... the U.S. by pregnant patients to self-administer non-stress ... clearance from the FDA for use accompanied by ... from the European Commission in 2013 for self-administration, ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP ), an oncology ... cancer, announced today that Daniel P. Gold , Ph.D., ... th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, April 15, ... Central Hotel in New York . A ... www.meipharma.com . A replay will be available approximately one hour ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CSSi Quadruples Screening Activity and Speeds Enrollment for Pediatric Dermatology Study 2AirStrip Sense4Baby System Receives FDA Clearance for Patient Self-Administration 2AirStrip Sense4Baby System Receives FDA Clearance for Patient Self-Administration 3AirStrip Sense4Baby System Receives FDA Clearance for Patient Self-Administration 4MEI Pharma to Present at Needham Healthcare Conference 2
... 2011 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ... to support the company,s ongoing growth and safety initiatives. ... for the company, has been named Chief Operating Officer ... promotion, and sale of all Varian products and services ...
... PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 3, 2011 To help frustrated ... to their chronic nasal congestion and trouble with sleep, ... Sperling,s BestPlaces to identify the 20 Most Congested Cities ... top 20 metropolitan areas where residents are most challenged ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Varian Medical Systems Announces New Management Positions 2Varian Medical Systems Announces New Management Positions 3Varian Medical Systems Announces New Management Positions 420 Most Congested Cities in U.S. Unveiled 220 Most Congested Cities in U.S. Unveiled 320 Most Congested Cities in U.S. Unveiled 4
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
... The Featured Products are ... Mediflex and are offered ... in regular or extra ... equipped with insulation, flush ...
Medicine Products: