Weekly Blog Roundup
Best Alzheimer’s Blogs — The Myth of Alzheimer’s
Our blog post on the best blogs and online resources for Alzheimer’s generated a lot of great feedback and we’re excited to have some new sites to share with our readers.
Perhaps the most profound website challenging the conventions of Alzheimer’s disease isTheMythofAlzheimers.com — “What you aren’t being told about today’s most dreaded diagnosis.”
The Myth of Alzheimer’s is a bold and direct challenge to the multi-billion dollar juggernaut that is the status quo of Alzheimer’s thinking, marketing and research. It’s an alternative approach seeking to humanize the way we think about brain aging and strengthen the care and solidarity provided to people affected by memory loss.
Watch the video and continue reading The Myth of Alzheimer’s.
Oprah Challenge Redux: It’s Not Too Late!
A couple years ago ChangingAging and our readers campaigned to challenge the Oprah Show to fully embrace aging in all its beauty, challenges and complexity.
Our friends at Graceful Aging, the leading video network for older adults, want to make one last appeal to Oprah in the last month of her show. It’s probably a little late to make the Oprah Show, but perhaps in the next phase of her career (and life!) Oprah will look at aging a little more holistically. Here’s a final appeal from Graceful Aging.
Colorado Culture Change Coalition Leads the Way
If there was a way to measure the level of culture change going on in each state Colorado would probably rank near the top. This week the Colorado Culture Change Coalition hosted its annual conference “The Colorado Accord, Transforming the Culture of Aging & Disability in Colorado.” The Eden Alternative sponsored the conference and posted an update on their new blog on the ChangingAging Blogstream.
Power Up: AgeSong
This week I am out at the AgeSong communities of San Francisco and Oakland, singing, speaking and working on the Presence Project. I’ll be teaming up with mindfulness expert Marguerite Manteau-Rao, AgeSong CEO Dr. Nader Shabahangi and Dr. Leslie Ross of UCSF to develop and test a curriculum that teaches both my experiential view of dementia (which we here call “forgetfulness”), along with mindfulness training for care partners. The goal is to help professional care partners make “in the moment” connections with the people they care for, and we hope to see improved well-being among all as a result.
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