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Caregivers and Multi-tasking: Holidays Can Push People Caring for Elderly Parents to the Max

Posted Dec 03 2009 12:00am

If one can believe the old Westerns, frontier women multitasked by rocking a cradle with their foot to quiet a squalling baby, while pounding out bread dough with her fists, bossing a full crew young kids and maybe dodging a few bullets. Oh, yeah, since it was just days before Christmas, she would also be trying to knit a scarf for her husband during odd bits of time. That scenario sounds like a walk in the park to some modern caregivers, especially those known as the sandwich generation

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