Weekly Blog Roundup
UK Study Finds Use of Psychotropic Drugs Nearly Eliminated Under Eden Alternative
By The Eden Alternative
The UK-based Accord Housing Association is reporting a dramatic fall in the number of residents being prescribed psycotropic drugs from 47% to just 2% since adopting the Eden Alternative philosophy.
Wyoming Launches First Community-Driven Green House Project Eldercare Homes
By The Green House Project Blog
The first grassroots-driven Green House Project eldercare home in the nation is beginning to receive big attention in the state of Wyoming.
By Al Power
Dr. Richard Taylor is quickly establishing himself as the most important voice around for a new approach to caring for those who live with dementia. But Richard will quickly tell you that he is not the voice of dementia; he is only one voice, and even that can change from day to day.
Demanding Compassionate Governance
By Kavan Peterson
I just finished a cross-country road trip and in nearly every state I visited I was struck by the upheaval and turmoil surrounding state budget battles and the lack of compassion in the budget cuts to programs designed to serve and protect elders. While I was in Minnesota a friend shared a powerful video appeal from the state’s elders challenging us all to rethink our priorities when it comes to budget cuts. Click here to view — it’s a must-see.
By The Amazing Aging Mind
I was listening to Terry Gross interview David Linden on Fresh Air about his book The Compass of Pleasure, and something kept nagging at the back of my thinker throughout the interview. Something that seemed to connect with all the reading and writing I’ve done on Alzheimer’s and the brain this past year. Maybe our addiction to the pursuit of happiness is contributing to brain aging? What do you think?Click here to continue reading.