Relieving feelings of strain among women with elderly mothers.

  title={Relieving feelings of strain among women with elderly mothers.},
  author={Andrew E. Scharlach},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={2 1},
I hypothesized that feelings of strain experienced by an adult daughter are likely to interfere with the nature of her relationship with her aging mother and to have a potentially deleterious effect on the mother. To test this proposition, I devised a study that examined the impact of two brief interventions on 37 middle-aged women and 24 of their elderly mothers: (a) a cognitive-behavioral presentation designed to reduce the daughter's unrealistic feelings of responsibility and (b) a… CONTINUE READING