I would like to see all of us embrace a militant approach toward abolishing ageism and its three insidious forms: discrimination, neglect, and abuse.
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If you’re like me, you weren’t surprised to read about the recent study finding that two-thirds of retirees now say they are living in “the best home of their life.”
Steve Moran, I secretly wonder how much of your enchantment with the nursing home sector is born of quid pro quo generosity.
Sometimes we need to be reminded we are on a journey and an illness does not define who we truly are.
Prepare your brain for a bountiful flood of new research on how music can “Change the Brain.”
There are tons of young people out there that will pay good money to own “vintage” clothes you might be thinking about tossing. And what you can’t sell, you can donate to a good cause. Here’s all you need to know.
When it comes to aging technological innovation can tend to miss the mark. Look no further than the apparent interest in robot caregivers.
We should also take responsibility for changing social misperceptions about the “golden years” of old age and instead “steel ourselves” to forge a newer and better reality of elderhood.
Martin Bayne has a radical vision for caregiving that he asked me to run by ChangingAging’s audience. Take a look at what he has to say:
Kavan Peterson asks for additional ideas on how to improve quality of care and quality of life and reduce the use of anti-psychotic drugs for people living with dementia. I’d like to offer some ideas that center around the power of the arts to nurture wellness.
Yesterday I had a conversation with the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in my home state of Montana about how to change dementia caregiving practices in the state’s nursing homes. I offered three ideas and would like suggestions from readers.
In this third installment of my #DisruptAging series I am going to describe the contours of a post-nursing home world and how we can get there.
Would you allow residents to hire your staff? Most nursing homes would likely find that idea unimaginable, if not outright crazy. But at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, in Joliet, Illinois, no employee is hired without resident approval.
A new conversation about death has been dominating headlines and casting light on the failure of health care and medicine to help people navigate the final stage of life.
Beyond awareness, we need to develop comprehensive, personalized brain health strategies that gradually modify our behaviors, replacing risky behaviors and habits with ones that protect and strengthen the brain.
Dr. Bill has been busy making waves lately with his abolitionist point of view on nursing homes.
Buoyed by astonishingly low expectations and a reimbursement system that literally pays them for making their patients sicker and weaker, nursing homes represent the one part of our health care system that has seen little substantive change in more than a half a century.
Dick and Jane have now reached elderhood. What scenarios are they living or want to live? In what ways are they being held back by the restrictive stories that society insists on telling about them?
The second half of my working life stretches out in front of me and I no longer feel the need to censor my words and my deeds. I am a nursing home abolitionist and, going forward, I intend to act like one.
AARP’s latest survey on brain health reveals an enduring problem: few of the survey respondents actually make the required behavior changes that are needed to protect their brains. We know what to do, but don’t do it!