Critical Issues for CaregiversMany of the struggles that individuals and families experience in caregiving may have a relationship to the fact that people often have difficulties in accepting the aging process. How is acceptance of aging possible? How can we come to an understanding of age related loss? How do we help aging individuals to adapt to age related loss? What are the family changes that occur during the aging process, and how might they impact the caregiving process? How can the threat of change be diminished? Has the groundwork been laid for the next step in life? Why is this pre-planning important? What contributes to resistance in caregiving? What is helpful to diffuse resistance?