As Sol’s vascular dementia advanced, his children Ben, Talia and Simon disagreed strongly over whether he could continue to live in his own home or whether they should move him to a residential care facility. As Ben and Talia lived far away, Simon and his wife, Ruth, made the decision, moving Sol to an assisted living facility with the costs to be split between the three children.Ben and Talia and their spouses were angry at the decision and this caused a rift in the family.Being in a sandwich generation can be difficult. As people live longer and have children later in life, concurrently caring for children and parents is a more common occurrence. In some cases, people who are already grandparents ready to embark on their golden years of enjoying their families and retirement are held back by the steep financial and emotional burden of caring for their elderly parents. In best-case scenarios, adult siblings can share the cost and emotional weight of caring for parents, but disagreements between siblings can place an even greater stress on an already complex situation.