This Fourth of July lets declare independence from ageism! It won’t be an easy revolution. Like the colonial British Empire, ageism won’t roll over without a fight.
On February 4, 1974, the night Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, I was a 23-year-old Soto Zen Buddhist monastic novitiate, studying under the auspices of Reverend Master Jiyu Kennett, Roshi of Shasta Abbey, Mt. Shasta, California.
When science and spirituality are joined in the service of healing an elder’s body and honoring an elder’s soul, there is no more potent protocol humanity can devise.
Seattle musician Jennifer Kelly writes songs focused on human experiences of love, loss and change such as her battle with cancer and her father’s journey living with dementia.
Being in the way used to be a slur that was aimed at old people. I intend to turn it into a calling, a chance to be true to what matters, a personal responsibility.
Last week I came across the most irresponsible, ill-informed, and inflammatory bit of writing I have ever seen on the topic of dementia.
It’s time we turn the tide on the silver tsunami myth and find a different metaphor, one that accurately reflects the huge assets older adults bring to all aspects of life.
There seems to be a relationship between grief and praise. I am finding that I am experiencing more loss, thus more grief, as I am coming back to life.
I believe our top priority is to build all inclusive communities, both for our aging population in general, as well as those living with changing cognitive abilities of all kinds. Here’s why:
We’ve performed “Life’s Most Dangerous Game” in 15 cities. We’ve got a pretty good handle on what we’re doing by now, except for one thing–what do we call it?
I promised to follow-up with additional blog posts about my experience at the Alzheimer’s Disease International 2015 conference in Perth, Western Australia. Here is a quick post with full video from my plenary session.
Here are three analog habits that are simple and low-tech and reflect values that worked well in the past and can still apply today.
As I sit here this morning looking out the window of our new home, I am so overcome with gratitude for all the loving, beautiful people in our lives.
Check out these three reasons why older adulthood is your time to thrive.
People living with various forms of dementia often exhibit certain signs of emotional upset, which may include anger, sadness, fear, frustration, or anxiety. Have any of you ever experienced these feelings? Maybe you too have dementia!
SeniorCare.com recently asked 44 long term care experts about why only 37 percent of Americans think they will need long term care when in fact 69 percent actually will.
It seems that as a society we keep throwing out the traditional baby with the bathwater every time a new cultural development occurs, just because it’s new. Here are a few examples of analog values we should retain that relate directly to aging.
When my mother reached the age of 100, I had to place her in a nursing home.
Today, I am thrilled to say that most of the public television stations across the country are going to broadcast my latest film, HOMES ON THE RANGE, about the 12-year journey to build a Green House Project in Sheridan, Wyoming.
The coolest part of managing Dr. Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour is getting to take the pulse of 30 different communities nationwide and feel their excitement and learn about their efforts to change aging.