I believe the intense human experience of caring for a frail elderly parent offers the possibility of self-renewal and deep change Most of the popular literature and gerontological research view caregiving of the elderly parent as a burden and an experience that has many unhealthy effects. Less prominent are the books, literature and studies that address the life satisfaction and self transcendence that emanate from eldercare.
Questions:1. What impact does the eldercare experience have for self renewal, meaning making and transformational learning?2. How does intense eldercare of a parent benefit the caregiver?3. How do the caregivers’ stories describe aspects of self renewal and generativity?