Letter to the Editor: Nancy L. Kriseman
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Letter to the Editor: Nancy L. Kriseman

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As a Geriatric Clinical Social Worker for over 35 years, I have spent most of my career providing support and resources for adult children caring for an elder parent or relative.

I have always emphasized that it’s demeaning for adults to think that they now have “become the parent to their elder relatives.”

Yes, there is a “role change” but NOT a “role reversal.” Thinking that adult children have to become “the parent” to their elder relative also doesn’t allow the adult to grieve the loss of role that elder played in their life.

Nancy L. Kriseman, LCSW, Atlanta 

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