'A New Wrinkle': What I Learned from Older People Who Never Acted Their Age
MONTARA, Calif., Nov. 19 Aging is inevitable, no matter how hard people try to stop or turn back the clock. This fact of life has become problematic for governments and citizens around the world as each struggle to provide care for their aging populations. In his book, "A New Wrinkle," Dr. Eric Shapira prepares his readers for the future and what to expect.
"A New Wrinkle" serves as a guide for those who similarly find themselves caught between their parents and their children, on the horizon of both taking care of their parents and continuing to raise their own children. The author helps his readers cope by learning about themselves through other's examples. Dr. Shapira stresses creating win-win situations for his clients in order to maintain strong relationships. He counsels them on remaining flexible, learning to go with the flow and staying true to their strategies.
Dr. Shapira is well-regarded as a pioneer in clinical gerontology. In 2008, he spent time in China (at the request of their government) speaking to over 500 professionals about the country's aging crisis. China's population is rapidly increasing, therefore creating the need for a solution on how to best care for its aging residents. He gave 15-20 lectures over a two-week period covering topics of hospice care, palliative medicine, nursing and dentistry. Dr. Shapira also attended to patients and gave doctors and family information and recommendations about the care of each individual.
Readers are invited to conquer life's challenges by learning from the personal stories of others. Everyone will deal with the effects of aging in their lifetime and many will be forced to make decisions on the care of their loved ones. Dr. Shapira advises his readers on how to examine their own lives and strategically plan and confront any challenge at hand. It is a perfect guide for anyone handling a life-changing transition, facing the aging process or caring for elderly family members.
Please visit Dr. Shapira's Web sites http://www.agingmentorservices.com and http://www.newwrinklebook.com for more information.
About the Author
Dr. Eric Zane Shapira was born in Los Angeles, California. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Bethany College and a Doctorate of Dental Science from the Temple University School of Dentistry. After practicing dentistry for over 30 years, he returned to school and received master's degrees in clinical gerontology and health administration. In his free time, Dr. Shapira enjoys sculpting, painting, reading and participating in humanitarian work. The author is married with three children and six grandchildren and resides in Montara, California.
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