Alzheimer’s overwhelmingly negative brand associations have made it difficult to galvanize public support demanding effective treatments and prevention.
Should The Eden Alternative and The Green House Project become more active and aggressive and place a new emphasis on showing providers what change looks and feels like?
As we come upon National Nursing Home Week, the reality is we aren’t likely to see a special section of the greeting cards aisle in the store dedicated to this theme.
Engagement with the broader community helps bring meaning and joy to elders living in The Eden Alternative-registered Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, Canada.
NEW VIDEO: Steve McAlilly, the visionary leader who believed in The Green House model and brought it to his organization, tells a story about its impact.
If McKnight’s Long Term Care News thinks The Green House Project is the Apple of aging services, let me introduce you to the “Steve Wosniak” of the Green House.
My recent blog post Call For Thought Leaders: Who is Changing Aging? generated an amazing response and introduced me to an innovative new company called Lively.
As Westerners, we’re not conditioned to be deep listeners. It takes commitment to lead by example to shift our cultural tendency to speak first and listen later.
The next wave of advances in aging in place technology is focused more on incorporating software programs and monitoring device into the home.
The Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog highlights the financial impact of The Green House model on slowing the cost increase of dementia care.
A recent article in McKnight’s Long Term Care magazine highlights a study that concludes it is safe in most cases to eliminate antipsychotic drugs.
LakeWood Care Center in Baudette, Minn. has installed digital slideshows in their home with pictures of care partner employees, Elders, family members and activities.
Let’s face it. Care that is genuinely person-directed can’t exist without a dedication to diversity awareness.
Three years ago, Kennard Lehmann walked out of a neurologist’s office in Sacramento, Calif., newly diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, a prescription in hand and absolutely no idea where to turn for help.
The doctor hadn’t given him a list of resources or discussed how Mr. Lehmann might go about finding them. Knowing nothing about Alzheimer’s, his wife swiped a magazine she had been reading in the doctor’s office to take home and read.
Thus began a journey all too familiar to people with Alzheimer’s — one that Mr. Lehmann, 75, describes as “being put in a box.”
Today’s must read is an interview that Martin Bayne recently gave to the New York Times.
Feeling empowered is vital to our continued growth and development, no matter who we are, or where we live or work.
Check out what Design for Generations has to say about the unique impact gardening can have in care environments in his article, “Incorporating Gardens Care Planning.”
I need some help from ChangingAging readers to put together a list of the most dynamic, leading-edge thought leaders across the spectrum of aging services.
I recently had a conversation here about an idea that would simultaneously improve the quality of life for residents while saving the lives of rescue animals.
Yesterday, Marcie talked about encountering elder paranoia, no free lunches, professionalism and differences in dress habits of the young and old. Here is Part 2: