Self-improvement teacher Carol-Ann Hamilton has launched a new book and a TV show targeted at people who are struggling to provide Eldercare for their parents.
Children providing Eldercare for their parents are 63% more likely to die than their peers who are not. This indicates many people need additional support to cope with their daily realities as caregivers. With her new book, Hamilton is hoping to offer caregivers tools to deal with their situation in a constructive way.
The book, titled “Coping With Un-cope-able Parents & Systems: 10 Caregiver Survival Tips to Navigate The Eldercare Marathon”, builds on Hamilton’s personal experiences. In addition to the book, Hamilton has launched a TV show on the self-help channel Transformation TV, centered on the same topic.
On the 29th of April, Hamilton discussed the book with Patrick Dahdal on the Super Saturday Live-Stream on Transformation TV. She explained that many people of the so-called Sandwich Generation are currently struggling to care for their aging parents.
“This is a growing problem, too”, Hamilton commented. “Because Eldercare is exploding around the world – this is a global problem. And it’s only going to get worse.” Recognising this, her work is aimed at equipping Baby Boomers with the practical skills and attitudes to contend with this challenging chapter of life.
Patrick Dahdal, founder of the self-help channel Transformation TV, claims Hamilton is the leading figure in coaching people who struggle with providing Eldercare. In Hamilton’s own words, “I can count 250,000 hours of lived experience dealing with Un-cope-able Parents”.
On Transformation TV, Hamilton explained that core components of her teaching include self-care mechanisms and “Q-tip – Quit taking it personally”. She pointed out that as parents age, the roles between them and their children can essentially be reversed. Aging parents often become increasingly afraid of the unknown, which can lead to hurtful or unpredictable behaviour on their part. It is important for Eldercare providers to not take this personally.
Hamilton’s new book and TV show are aiming to help people cope with Un-cope-able Parents. As populations of most developed countries are aging quickly, it is becoming increasingly common for adults to provide care for their own parents. Hamilton is hoping her book will help these caregivers reconcile Eldercare with the rest of their lives.