As our population ages, people in their 40's, 50's and 60's often find themselves caring for aging and ailing relatives. Rising healthcare costs, diminished insurance coverage, and improved healthcare that prolongs life are just some of the reasons why elderly care is increasingly becoming the responsibility of relatives. But what if your elders didn’t take good care of you? What if they actually abused or mistreated you? What if they harmed you? Now that they're old and sick, you're faced with the choice of whether to care for them or not. It is a choice? What could this choice cost you beyond the financial? Listen in as we explore these questions with Dr. Laura Brown, author of the compelling and compassionate book Your Turn for Care: Surviving the Aging and Death of the Adults Who Harmed You. This is an hour of understanding and comfort that I encourage you to tune into if you or someone you know is in this very sensitive and difficult situation.
Laura Brown, PhD graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve University and received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Brown completed a predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at the Seattle Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and is currently a consulting editor for multiple journals including Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training; Trauma Psychology; Ethics and Behavior; Journal of Trauma and Dissociation; Psychology; Public Policy and the Law; and Journal of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Brown is the author of multiple books including Your Turn for Care: Surviving the Aging and Death of the Adults Who Harmed You. She is the founder and Director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project, a low-fee psychotherapy training clinic in Seattle, and she frequently serves as an expert witness in legal proceedings. Dr. Brown is currently in private practice in Seattle. To learn more, please visit www.DrLauraBrown.com.
Originally aired on March 5, 2013 on VoiceAmerica Radio.