Welcome to the new ChangingAging.org weekly blog roundup for Oct. 22 to Oct. 29, 2010.
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|RealCareNowTV — Power of Words|
Last week I had a great conversation with Dr. Al Power on the fundamentals of practicing person-centeredness by putting people first in the language we use on a daily basis. It’s the first of what we hope will be a series of Real Care conversations about advancing person-centeredness in long term care. You can join the conversation by sharing your thoughts at the Picker Report Blog on Aging in America. If you would like to participate in our streaming video conversations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The Conversation Paves the Road on Which We Travel|
Here is a germ of a conversation between people with differing views and a shared passion for changing aging. People have a wide range of ideas and perspectives. This is good!
Here are a few excerpts from the conversation:
Read the full conversation here, and join in!
|Dancing Under the Gallows|
This video is the story of the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, playing the piano at age 106 and celebrating life. Music, Alice explains, was critical to her survival in a concentration camp:
I’m a passionate Beethoven fan and her Moonlight Sonata moved me to tears. This is an extraordinary story.
Elder Emergency Departments: No Longer Optional
My good friend and colleague, Judah Ronch, Dean of the Erickson School at UMBC, sent me this article with the note, “Look what we started.” It looks good:
From The Detroit News.
More on the Needs of People with Dementia
Read the full comment here.
Smoking and Dementia — Really??
Continue reading here.
Age-Strong Intergenerational Project Rocks It
Powerful social media mojo here. Love it. I’m sending an open invite to this group to join us for a conversation o on RealCareNowTV.
A sort of Techno-Medical Utopia
Start With the Conversation: Proceed From There
Heard About a Rally?
So for those of you who do not watch Comedy Central and couldn’t give a hoot about wisenheimers Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, you probably haven’t heard they’re having a rally: The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
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