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Loving an elderly parent

June 25, 2016



In this episode, Andrew Ray talks with Mike Emlet and Tim Lane about loving elderly parents. Their conversation was prompted by a listener’s question: “How does one make decisions for elderly parents, especially those who are having mental problems such as dementia, and are very difficult to deal with? When is it ok to give over care to someone else?”

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Mike Emlet


Mike is the Dean of Faculty and a counselor at CCEF, where he has served since 2001. He holds a doctor of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to joining CCEF, Mike worked as a family physician for eleven years. He has particular interests in working with ministry leaders and with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and OCD. He has published numerous books, including CrossTalk (New Growth Press, 2009), Descriptions and Prescriptions (New Growth Press, 2017), and Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners (New Growth Press, 2021).

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