Impact of Illness on the Individual
Role changes: If a parent of an adult becomes ill and cannot carry out usual activities, the adult child often assumes many of the parent’s responsibilities and becomes a parent to the parent.
Increase demands on time: A father who has a cold, lacks the energy and patience to spend time in family activities. He becomes irritable and prefers not to interact with his family.
· anxiety about outcomes
· financial problems
· change in social customs
· loneliness as a result of separation