“Well, there is magic in the air!” My Lyft driver greeted me with enthusiasm. Her last ride had dropped off at the same terminal and door I was waiting at—a gig economy mini miracle. Little did she know MAGIC really was in the air for me. I had just landed from spending a week working […]
Just outside of Ithaca, New York in a newly constructed warehouse. Sandwiched between a local solar company and a Lime Bike depot is another innovative and earth-friendly neighbor. The very first Minka factory rolled open it’s doors earlier this month. Zach Thomas, Director of Manufacturing and master builder Jeremy Andrews have been working tirelessly (and […]
I have struggled with hearing and ear infections all of my conscious life. I tried Western and Eastern remedies and by my early 20s I was burnt out; I stopped trying to fix it and just lived with it. Time went on, and for me life was normal.
The ChangingAging Tour returns in 2018 as a part of The Eden Alternative International Conference in Atlanta, May 3-5. Go behind scenes in a day in the life of the tour with Disrupt Dementia cast member Kyrié Carpenter.
All of these can be perceived as ‘deficits’ but they can also be perceived as changes. Using this viewpoint, there is room for the difficulty associated with these changes to be challenging, yet fruitful. Deficits call to be fixed. Changes call to be embraced and understood.
We owe it to ourselves and our communities to stand up and demand that, while we await development of a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, resources are to also be spent on figuring out how to live well with dementia.
The next time you get a compliment try accepting it. The next time you give one and it is deflected call it out.
A name can be a powerful thing and I still struggle with knowing the best term for the phenomenon we know as dementia. Can we come up with a name that captures both the challenges and the joys of people experiencing it?