Videos of the Week
RealCareNowTV: Healing Conversations Now
In the latest episode of the PickerReport’s RealCareNowTV, Dr. Bill Thomas explores the importance of deep and meaningful conversations at the end of life with Tony Silbert, author of the upcoming book, Healing Conversations Now, Enhancing Relationships with Elders and Dying Loved Ones.
Mark your calendars to join us for a live broadcast of RealCareNowTV on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m. EST. Dr. Bill Thomas will be joined by our friend Dr. Al Power for a provocative ethical discusion about early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Viewers can join us at http://pickerreport.org/realcarenowtv/
We Want You! To Change Aging
We have a real commitment to Change Aging and to make that happen we need a lot of people with us. We need new ideas and if you’re doing something to Change Aging, we want to hear from you. Here’s how to connect with us.
Cult of Adulthood
Nerds Age Well
It is a little known and little appreciated fact that nerds age exceptionally well.
What the Dictionary Knows
Ronni Bennett takes a look at the dictionary’s view of aging:
It’s pretty clear that those of us who want to change aging have a long way to go. So what about young?
Generations Teaming up for Alzheimer’s
Several months ago, I wrote about an award-winning collaboration between Nazareth College of Rochester and the elders at St. John’s Meadows. Dr. David Steitz, Chair of Gerontology, taught his Aging and Community Service course onsite at St. John’s Meadows, while many elders sat in and added their wisdom and perspective to the topics discussed.
Infancy, childhood, adulthood, elderhood; each is a period of growth and I don’t think anyone understands one more than the next. I recently had my 20th birthday, definitively ending my childhood.
I have scattered memories of my early childhood and imperfect memories from my early teens. It wasn’t until my late teens that my perception of the world hardened into a coherent mold.
The Vital Conversation
Thinking about end of life care can be difficult and often provokes intense and conflicted emotions. Talking about end of life care begins to add clarity and resolve to what had been vague and muddled. Planning for end of life care makes people feel good about themselves, their families and their future.