Weekly Blog Roundup
1. The Story Behind the Story
By Dr. Bill Thomas
One of the difficulties that always presents itself to those who seek to change social systems and cultural practices is the push—pull tension between what you should do and what you can do. It works like this: All social systems (thankfully) have built in “shock absorbers” which make them pretty hard to change.
|2. Confusing Average Lifespan With Longevity|
By Kavan Peterson
Conventional wisdom has us believe that marvelous advances in modern medicine have lead to dramatic extensions of the average human lifespan and that even more dramatic bio/medical advances leading to near immortality are just around the corner.
By Dr. Al Power
The above title is a somewhat “colorized” summary of an email I got from Kim McRae. She has been aware of a growing use of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) in people with dementia. I was surprised that I knew nothing about this, so I did a quick check with “Dr. Google”. But first, I’ll give you some background on ECT – CLICK HERE to continue reading.
From the Blogstream
4. ‘Changing Minds’ Alzheimer’s Education Symposium This October in Colorado
By Kavan Peterson, Eden Alternative Blog
Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Alzheimer’s Association Education Symposium “Changing Minds” presented by Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado in partnership with the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Oct. 12 at the Marriott Denver Tech Center.
5. That’s Greek to Me! – The definition of a CCRC
By Isabel Tom, About Being Old
Not every “old persons’ home” is a nursing home. Believe it or not, there are different levels of care in the world of senior housing; nursing homes are just one level of care. A CCRC, which is an acronym for “continuing care retirement community” is a type of retirement community that offers three levels of care all in one place. I started off my seniorcare career working at an amazing CCRC and love the concept of it. Continue reading.
6. Get Excited For Maryland’s First Green House Project
By Kavan Peterson, Green House Project Blog
Have you heard about the newest and biggest innovation in assisting frail elders to come to Maryland? Do you know someone who needs long-term skilled nursing care?
By Ronni Bennett, TimesGoesBy.net
It has been said that many young people get their news mostly from Jon Stewart and if that is so, they are better informed and have a deeper understanding of issues and current events than people who are reading newspapers or watching network and cable news – and certainly better than two women I recently met in the park. Click here to continue reading.