When I was a teenager, I probably had little expectation that someone my current age would still have a lot of growth left in him. But over time, I have learned that, as Eden Alternative Principle Nine states, “Human growth cannot be separated from human life.”
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Leapfrogging off my thought earlier this week about younger generations becoming resentful of older generations. The New York Time has an interesting piece about how people really aren’t very good at predicting how much (if at all) they will change as they age. When we remember our past selves, they seem quite different. We know how much our personalities and tastes have changed over… Read more →
Last week I watched a news report out of Canada that told a different type of story about Alzheimer’s and dementia. It told the kind of dementia story you almost never see in primetime news — a joyful story.
Earlier this week I was in Branson, MO helping to cover Signature Health Care’s 2013 Elder Vacation, and there are some great stories to look at.
Sitting in a local coffee shop, I recently overheard a couple of women talking about ageism and the havoc it wreaks on older people. But then, almost in the same breath, the focus of the conversation shifted to teenagers today.
Things are heating up in the race to reduce antipsychotic use. Three weeks ago, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new statistics ranking Tennessee as one of the top five states to significantly reduce the use of antipsychotics. Spurred by CMS’ National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, Tennessee claims a 16.5% reduction in antipsychotic use between 2011 and 2013.
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How can a conference help move culture change forward? I’ve asked past participants to share stories of transformation from attending the Pioneer Network conference.
Today I invite readers to take a deeper look at the Ten Principles of The Eden Alternative.
The Pioneer Network’s motto “Changing the Culture of Aging in the 21st Century” put me in mind of a book chapter I contributed to the upcoming Culture Change, Volume 2.
Want a look at how The Green House Project got launched? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explains why they backed a radical idea from a big thinker.
Great news for the culture change community – I’ll be broadcasting two days of the Pioneer Network Annual Conference via livestream video from Seattle August 13-14.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a motorcycle rally at a skilled nursing home in Missoula, Montana. That’s right, and even the most frail could ride.
I just had the pleasant surprise of learning that Dr. Bill Thomas would be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered tonight discussing The Green House Project. I learned this thanks to a tweet from ChangingAging Blogstream member Martha Stettinius (@InsideDementia) when I regained cell reception after a two hour drive through canyon country to Grand Junction, Colo. It still amazes… Read more →
Change is a tricky thing, isn’t it?
Knowing which changes are worth making, and which ones cause needless stress is nearly impossible to figure out objectively.
The Eden Alternative has been dedicated to creating a life worth living for nearly two decades. So, what exactly makes a life worth living?
Many years ago, as a new nursing home administrator, I was quite taken with myself for teaching my staff how important it was to find out who our residents were.
The month of May became a nice snapshot of The Green House journey, ranging from the 10 year Anniversary in Tupelo, MS, to opening California’s first Green House home.