Is anybody listening? When your parents refuse to listen and your adult children don't want to listen
June 23, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Merle Griff
The phenomenon is the same. Discussing retirement, finances, selling the family home and making end-of-life decisions for or with your parents often makes us feel uncomfortable or anxious. Yet, discussing these sensitive topics makes for a less stressful and happier life. Tim Prosch, Author of The Other Talk, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NPR's Next Avenue, and the recipient of awards for innovative and strategic thinking. Tim offers advice on how to take control and make decisions and shared care arrangements based on your wishes before family conflict arises. Carolyn Rosenblatt is a nurse and an Attorney. Together with her husband who is a geriatric psychologist, they founded AgingParents.com and AgingInvestor.com. We will be discussing why older people often appear to be stubborn and difficult, and sometimes refuse help when needed. Carolyn provides approaches that will help your aging parents get the help they need.
Caught Between Generations
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More than 40 percent of people in their 40s and 50s have at least one living parent, and a child under the age of 21 for whom they are providing care and assistance. Most likely there is also a job, a house to run, groceries to buy and meals to get on the table. How can you cope with the massive demand on your time for love, attention, and decision-making skills?
We know it’s not easy but Caught Between Generations is here to help. We talk all things multi-generational, and provide practical tips you can use right now and in the long term to make your life less stressful.
Our program is a one-stop shop for information and resources for caregivers of multiple generations. If you are caring for children, grandchildren, spouse and/or parents, you do not have the time or the energy to search for all of the information that you need. Caught Between Generations will help you feel more peaceful, more organized and more informed with expert interviews with those in the know.
Dr. Merle Griff
Merle Griff, PhD is an expert on caring for both children and aging parents. She has been an invited speaker at international and national conferences such as the World Congress on Family and Play Therapy. Dr. Griff has written extensively on intergenerational dynamics, including her book LinkAges, as well as numerous book chapters and articles on topics such as The Influence of Grandparents in Family Systems, and developed therapeutic techniques for use with multi-generational families.
Dr. Griff is the founder and CEO of SarahCare Senior Solutions (http://sarahcare.com). SarahCare provides creative solutions for seniors that helps them to remain in their home and with their families. Prior to founding SarahCare, Dr. Griff was a therapist in community mental health centers working with children and their families and extended families.
Dr. Griff is a wife, mother and grandmother. She took her mother into her own home to care for her following a very dense stroke, and is passionate about providing help for others in similar situations.