New Approaches to Surviving Cancer

November 17, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Merle Griff

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Episode Description

How do you get through a new cancer diagnosis? What’s the next chapter for a cancer survivor after treatment? Dr. Stewart Fleishman, author of Learn to Live Through Cancer, helps patients and families cope after a cancer diagnosis and explains how we can beat the physical and emotional effects of cancer. Dr. Anne Katz, author of Surviving after Cancer, equips survivors to overcome relationship challenges couples often face and helps us to embrace a ‘new normal’ after cancer.

Caught Between Generations

Caught Between Generations

Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time/3 PM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Please note that the time of our show has changed to 12 Noon Pacific Time/3 PM Eastern Time

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.

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Dr. Merle Griff

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.

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Tim Dupic


Mr. Dupic is currently President and CEO of SarahCare of Campbell, an adult day care program in Campbell, California. Mr. Dupic was previously the CEO of Nemont Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc., General Manager for The Toledo Telephone Company, Inc., Vice President of Regulatory affairs for Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. Prior to joining Golden West, Mr. Dupic was Vice President of Operations and Corporate Secretary of Dakota Telecommunications Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Mr. Dupic has previously served on several national and state telecommunications’ industry Board of Directors and has an extensive amount of previous industry involvement. He was graduated with a B.S. Degree majoring in Accounting and with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Mr. Dupic also earned his Masters of Divinity degree from the Trinity Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree at Northwestern Polytechnic University. View Guest page

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Jean Accius


Jean Accius is Vice President for Independent Living/Long-Term Services and Supports. Previously, he was the policy integration director for health and long-term services and supports (LTSS) issues in AARP’s Office of Policy Integration. Jean helps coordinate AARP’s deliberative policy development process, focusing on (a) developing federal, state, and local policy related to health and LTSS care delivery, quality, and safety; (b) overseeing financing and coverage; (c) assisting with workforce and education issues; and (d) paying special attention to specific needs, such as prescription drugs, medical devices, and end-of-life care. He also ensures that AARP health initiatives and practices are consistent with AARP’s policies. View Guest page

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Dr. Jane Adams


Dr. Jane Adams has spent over two decades researching and reporting on how Americans live, work, and love, and especially how they respond to social change. A frequent media commentator, she has appeared on every major radio and television program. The author of eight nonfiction books and three novels, she is a talented communicator, and an expert in managing personal, professional and family boundaries, dealing with grown children, coping with change, and balancing life and work.
A graduate of Smith College, Jane Adams holds a Ph.D. in social psychology and has studied at Seattle Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Washington, D.C. Psychoanalytic Foundation. She has been an award-winning journalist, a founding editor of the Seattle Weekly, and an adjunct professor at the University of Washington. She is the recipient of the Family Advocate of the Year award from “Changes,” an organization devoted to improving relationships between parents and adolescent children. View Guest page

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