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Siblings in denial about a parent's declining health and care needs

Posted Jul 24 2010 12:00am

Nearly all family caregivers who have siblings have experienced some version of sibling denial in regard to their parents. Whether the denial is the subconscious need to ignore that fact that a parent is declining, or they want to pretend that caring for a declining parent isn’t all that big a deal so they don’t have to get involved, denial is rampant.

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