ChangingAging Blogstream Updates
We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes at ChangingAging developing a major redesign of the site. We will soon be rolling out more visible changes so it’s time to give you, our valued ChangingAging community, a heads up.
The goal is simple — build the ChangingAging community by linking blogs who share our pro-aging vision and providing an easy way to get started for those who are new to blogging and social networking. The features and advantages of joining the ChangingAging Blogstream are going to rock your social media world! Click here to read more.
We are the Story and its Teller
I’ve been thinking about how to change aging for quite a while now and the work still seems vital and important to me. I am, by nature, an optimist and it seems to me that the stars are aligning for new, exciting and valuable platform for driving change.
There has never been a way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in living people — until now.
THE GREEN HOUSE Project
The Conversation Continues: Depression Late in Life
Did you miss the 2010 Green House Project Meeting and Celebration in Albany, NY? Don’t worry, you can join us as we continue the conversations started at last year’s Meeting and help us prepare for the upcoming 2011 meeting.
Safety Surplus: The Upside of Risk
Here’s another video from the Green House annual Meeting on the topic of “Surplus Safety.” Risk is a bad, scary word in health care. But what is risk really? Risk simply means the outcome of an action may result in something unexpected. The unexpected result could be bad, which is called “downside risk.” Risks can also result in positive, meaningful experiences — the kind of experiences that make life worth living. This is upside risk.
Coincidentally, Upside Risk applies to social media too. Click here to read why.
Our very active LinkedIn ChangingAging Group generated the following question:
First, I would say that it isn’t my term (although I embrace it fully) rather it “belongs” to an eclectic group of people who are all working to transform health care. Second, the recent health care debate in Washington, DC focussed on health care financing -which is a pretty important issue– but little has been said and even less has been accomplished when it comes to reforming the care that the financing pays for. Third, “person-centeredness” springs from a simple premise:
Please help us spread patient-centeredness on LinkedIn, where thousands of healthcare professionals actively network and exchange ideas.
No Kittens for Old Men
Kavan pointed me to this extraordinary example of ageism:
I agree with Dr. Coren’s response — this is quite disturbing. Continue reading here.
The Tattooed Generational Writer
I did a post a while back about the millennials’ view on tattoos.