A historical review of major warning signs for the current crisis over the past 20 years (1997-2018) including, among others, findings from government investigations and large-scale research studies as well as opinions of leading national experts. The lack of basic protections for vulnerable and frail residents – many of whom living with dementia – in this rapidly growing but registration-only assisted living industry in Minnesota places these individuals at risk of abuse, neglect, avoidable accidents, financial exploitation, and other forms of harm.Continue Reading
Search Results for: assisted living
Martin Bayne has spent the last ten years as an assisted living facility resident and shares the top 10 things to know before moving in.Continue Reading
Do people with dementia really “live in the past”? Wow, this question led me down a rabbit hole. And then I thought about Alice in Wonderland and that rabbit hole. Hmm, that is so meta. In Alice in Wonderland, when Alice follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole, a common interpretation is that she […]Continue Reading
The latest edition of Richard Taylor’s newsletter Alzheimer’s From the Inside Out was published today. If you want a deeper understanding of dementia, and the people who live with it, I highly recommend you become a subscriber by clicking here.
Here’s what Richard has to say about the latest research results to find a cure for Alzheimer’s:Continue Reading
The full text of Eilon Caspi’s recent journal article “Trust at stake: Is the “dual mission” of the U.S. Alzheimer’s Association out of balance?” is now available for free thanks to an anonymous donor seeking to raise awareness of the gross imbalance of effort and funding between the Association’s dual mission of seeking cure and best care.Continue Reading
If you are looking for some “real deal” writing by a person who lives in assisted living and knows how it FEELS to live there, check out Martin Bayne. I’ve known Martin for a bunch of years and he always has a thought provoking perspective on issues related to age, aging and care.
Here’s Martin:Continue Reading
Walking (indoors and outdoors) is something we all do freely, every day, without even thinking about it. Moving away from “lock-down” memory care for people living with dementia not only helps alleviate distress, but also affirms and enables everyone’s basic human right to be able to move freely.Continue Reading
The people working in nursing homes do not need blame right now. They do need supplies, encouragement, and love.Continue Reading