If a bunch of 40 and 50-year-olds at a resort (albeit a demolished one) on the beach can feel the effects of institutional practices in only four days, what chance do Elders have in a traditional nursing home over a long period of time?
We have been graphing the age and dementia distribution for baby boomers for decades, and yet none of our projections have ever extended beyond the year 2050. Why is that?
A one-in-a-million documentary premiers next week documenting the amazing 10-year journey of the citizens of Sheridan, Wyo., to build the first and only grassroots Green House skilled nursing home in the country.
I recently cautioned in an op-ed that our attempts to reduce antipsychotic drugs among patients with dementia would soon become problematic if we have not also learned how to care differently. And the chickens are starting to come home to roost.
We’ve never done a public service announcement before but a reader sent us this letter via Facebook and it’s definitely worth sharing. Hearing loss is tough to face at any age but this free tool can be a big help.
Whether we know it or not, all of us cultivate gardens. The things we choose to grow and the ways in which we care for them define our lives and who we are.
Consumers in the longevity economy are just interested in walkers, medicine and incontinence products, right? Wrong! This couldn’t be further from the truth.
THE EDEN ALTERNATIVE BLOG — A doctor noted for his role as a key architect of President Obama’s healthcare reform reminded us just how narrow the lens of the medical model is when it comes to aging.
The only thing worse than having to spend the remainder of your natural life in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) of your choosing, is spending the remainder of your natural life in a Skilled Nursing Facility NOT of your choosing.
In this article, let’s explore the road we have traveled as a society – and five technological innovations that enable the path ahead as we look to older adulthood.
Martin Bayne transfered successfully to his new nursing home. The good news is he got a private room (probably the only one in the building). Otherwise, he reports the food is terrible and the atmosphere is worse.
The past several years have led me farther and farther away from the pulse of activity relating to culture change in LTC. Although there is a part of me that misses being deeply involved, watching from the sidelines has given me a unique perspective on what is happening in the movement.
Books on dementia are usually addressed not to friends but to family caregivers or professionals. I approached this book with excitement because we rarely see the words “dementia,” “friendship” and “communities” together.
Next week ChangingAging will be broadcasting two days of the Pioneer Network’s 14th Annual Conference via livestream video August 5-6 from Kansas City, MO, thanks to underwriting by Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
I was privileged to be part of an extraordinary film, Alive Inside by Michael Rossato-Bennett, that documented the small miracles as life re-ignites in the eyes of long-term dementia sufferers when they hear familiar tunes for the first time in years.
As we prepare for the largest segment of our labor force to enter into retirement, concerns regarding social security grow and a struggling economy is real for many of us regardless of age.
Join us April 30 to May 2 for exclusive livestream video coverage of the 7th Eden Alternative International Conference in Nashville. Click here to visit the newly redesigned EdenAlt.org website for a detailed schedule of events.
A generous reading of the “Baby Boom’s” most important contribution to contemporary society is its enduring endorsement of the power of choice to create a better future.
There is wide discrepancy between description and explanation. Many things in our lives are easily described, but when asked to explain them, we are hard pressed to respond.
In Seattle, community members living with memory loss are rising up as the true spokespeople, and the true experts, on what it means to live with dementia!