Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring For An Aging Parent
By Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, ABPP
Seventeen million Americans currently care for their elderly parents, with more than 44 million baby boomers in the wings. This talk will give a language to this intergenerational, ordinary, extraordinary journey and help caregivers feel more normal – less crazy, helpless and alone. It will teach them to calm their inner critic when their resources run dry and help them muster up all the compassion they deserve. With unsparing honesty, and humor, Dr. Spring will address the joy and the imposition, the blessing and the heartache of the job: the guilt over placing a parent in a facility, resentment over sibling interference, shame over money anxieties, angst in making healthcare and end-of-life decisions. She’ll also highlight the inspiration that accompanies those everyday moments of grace and offer universal lessons about caring for an aging parent and growing old gracefully. This is an intermediate course intended for practicing clinicians.
Discuss the strain of caregiving on individuals.
Discuss common challenges to sibling relationships over caregiving issues.
Discuss ethical dilemmas involving end-of-life decisions.
Online Video Course (1.5 Credits)
Online Audio Course (1.5 Credits)