Everyone likes quotations, right? The ones we like best are usually those that confirm our prejudices. A whole lot of others allow us to believe we have learned something important or useful or wise or clever but are so banal…Continue Reading
As of this month, our global reach at The Eden Alternative has officially extended to 6 out of 7 continents! On September 4th, Dr. Bill Thomas added South America to the list when he landed in Bogotá, Colombia as keynote speaker of the annual conference for Fundación Saldarriaga Concha. The week before, Carol Ende, EA’s […]Continue Reading
Following are excerpts from an article with the same title as this post written by Kathleen Lourde that appears in the September issue of Provider Magazine, both the print and on-line versions. G. Allen Power, MD, author of “Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care,” proposes a simple yet, for many providers, radical idea: […]Continue Reading
Crabby Old Lady is worn out and it’s not because she has been extra special busy lately. It’s just ordinary living that takes up more time than it did when she was younger. Or, maybe, it’s the consequences of ordinary…Continue Reading
Because I am a bit distracted this week while setting up and organizing a filing system for my new History of Old Age project, that’s mostly what I’ve been thinking about. So today, I have a related question for you. What is it like to be old?Continue Reading
Remember, when you were a little kid, vowing NEVER to do THAT with your kids when you grew up? As it turned out, I had no children so I didn’t get to test that particular pledge but there are a…Continue Reading
A new study by researchers at the University of California San Francisco found that older adults with sleep-disordered breathing or sleep apnea appeared to be more than twice as likely to develop dementia later in life.
Now, before you freak out let me add the caveat — the study merely found an association between sleep problems and dementia, not a direct correlation.Continue Reading