Welcome to the new ChangingAging.org weekly blog roundup for Oct. 15 to Oct. 22, 2010.
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|RealCareNowTV — Power of Words|
Earlier today, Drs. Bill Thomas and Al Power held a streaming video conversation at www.PickerReport.org to discuss the power of language and words on person-centeredness. In particular, they discussed the recent debate at ChangingAging.org regarding the use of words such as “Elderly”, “Frail” and “Senior Citizens”. If you missed the live broadcast, I edited together the conversation on YouTube so you can share the video with friends. Please watch the video and click here to share your comment.
“If we want things to stay as they are, then things will have to change.”
I think there is a lot of hidden wisdom in this statement. I wonder how the readers of changingaging.org see it? I would love to have you send in your thoughts of what this statement means to you, in your life, in your work. Click here to comment.
Head Butting the Punks
I find the layers of meaning in this “Got Milk” commercial to be very interesting.
This is an anti-aging message masquerading as a pro-aging fantasy. Click here to watch more examples and share your comment.
A Quackery Crackdown
Anti-aging is not the only source of medical quackery. Consider the case of “chelation” drugs that are increasingly being used to “treat” autism. There is no proof that this treatment works and string evidence that it harms people:
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Cult of Adulthood
Proud to Grow it Long (and Gray!)
Every once in a while, the The New York Times asks a question even I can’t answer:
I’d like to say the answer is “well heck, of course of they can!” But that would be missing the point. Author Dominique Browning explains:
I hope our readers will weigh in. For? Against? Indifferent? Click here to share your comment.
The Crowbar Motel
If true, this is the opposite of person-centered care plus— loads of felonies!
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I am doing a fun conference call with a group of aged care professionals in the UK.
The topic: What is dementia?
Leave your best one sentence definition below and, later, I will post the definition I gave to the folks in the UK.
Need help? Try this. And please click here to leave your comment.
Why We (love to) Fight
Notwithstanding my Dad’s recent post on Head-Butting Punks, I love a good fight. That is, a good sanctioned, clean and professional fight. Click here to read why and leave a comment.
THE GREEN HOUSE Project
Nation’s First Green House® Project for Veterans Breaks Ground
Several hundred veterans, local officials and eldercare advocates attended the groundbreaking ceremony last week for the nation’s first Green House® Project home built exclusively for U.S. Veterans Affairs in Danville, Ill.
Local media called it “momentous” and “historic”. Click here for a sample and to tell us what you think about The Green House® Project.