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Janis Abrahms Spring PhD, Author Life with Pop:Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent (Avery Penguin)

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On Monday, October 11th, Co-Founder of eCareDiary Susan Baida, will interview Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD - A nationally acclaimed expert on trust, intimacy and forgiveness, clinical psychologist and author of "Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent (Avery Penguin, 2010)."
http://www.janisaspring.com

Dr. Spring is a nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness. Her recent book captures the personal challenges and moments of grace that come with caregiving and growing old. Weaving together her patients’ confessions with her own firsthand experience caring for her father in a Jewish independent living facility, Janis illuminates this ordinary, extraordinary journey and offers universal lessons on how to “survive” old age.

Among the sensitive subjects tackled in her book, Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent:
* How do we forgive ourselves for putting our parents in a facility against their will? For bringing them into our home against our will?
* How do we stay involved with a parent who is ungrateful and unkind? With a partner who no longer knows who we are?
* Why are sibling conflicts over aging parents so common, so divisive and vicious, and how can we resolve them?
* How can we move toward forgiveness with our elderly parents or partner before they die?
* How can we make the right health-care and end-of-life decision for them? And who are we to decide?
* What can we learn from caring for others that will help us be the kind of model octogenarian our friends and family want to have around?

To learn more about Dr. Spring's work and her book: http://www.janisaspring.com

Susan Baida and John Mills invite their listeners to visit their website, http://www.eCareDiary.com/ - a central, no-cost portal for all things aging. Visit the blog, products page, legal docs, etc. at http://www.eCareDiary.com/

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