The Sandwich generation - caring for ageing parents

Navigating relationships with Dr Rathna Isaac

Adults who have both parents and children who are dependent on them are called the sandwich generation because they're kind of squeezed by pressures on both sides. In this episode Dr Rathna Isaac talks about the complexities and challenges of dealing with parents who are growing older.

‘Navigating relationships with Dr Rathna Isaac’ is a fortnightly video column that talks about interpersonal relationships and their impact on your mental health. Each episode will share insights on the role human connections play when it comes to keeping you mentally healthy.

Dr Rathna Isaac is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Bangalore, India. She has been practicing for over two decades. Her work focuses on adult mental health and relationships, with a special focus on couples’ relationships. She also teaches and has published papers on the subject.

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