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The Sandwich Generation Squeeze: A Caregiver Guide for Adults with ADHD

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A quarter of adults in the U.S. right now are feeling the “sandwich generation” squeeze as they perform the tireless and often thankless feat of simultaneously caring for their aging parents and raising their growing children.

They are the jam that holds together countless families.And if ADHD runs in that family, the jam is not only juggling family life, health, and career, but also managing executive dysfunction, emotional dysregulation, and the complicated needs of other neurodivergent family members — diagnosed and otherwise.

As “sandwiched” ADDitude readers tell us, this complex time of life is full of strain and overwhelm.“The stress of being a mom to neurodivergent children, an employee, and a wife on top of caring for my mother seems absolutely unbearable at times.

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