Dr. Al Power, ChangingAging Contributor

Al Power is a geriatrician, author, musician, and an international educator on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities. You can follow his speaking schedule at http://www.alpower.net/gallenpower_schedule.htm

Al Power

Intentional Communities

For more than two decades, proponents of culture change in long-term care have worked on transforming the institutional nursing home model. More recently, the focus has turned to assisted living and even independent community housing.
What we see is that America falls short in all living environments when it comes to older adults engaging in diverse communities. How can we optimize the quality of life, across a multitude of settings, for our nation’s elders?

Power Up: AgeSong

This week I am out at the AgeSong communities of San Francisco and Oakland, singing, speaking and working on the Presence Project. I’ll be teaming up with mindfulness expert Marguerite Manteau-Rao, AgeSong CEO Dr. Nader Shabahangi and Dr. Leslie Ross of UCSF to develop and test a curriculum that teaches both my experiential view of dementia (which we here call… Read more →