Every time we assign the sole responsibility of aging well to an individual, we disregard that person’s uniqueness in a very unrealistic and unjust way. Each of us has gone through a combination of biological and socioeconomic experiences that have affected us at every turn.
They waited quietly as we entered the room and sat down on two sofas against the wall, a handful of staff and board members from HelpAge International, in Tanzania for a site visit. We were honored to be there, but also had trepidations about intruding into this intimate space, strangers to the country, and to this home.
The tone of Ageless Soul by Thomas Moore is positive and full of hope while still dealing with issues that can cause people a lot of suffering.
Our goal is to bring people together and look at ways to inspire and sustain a genuine human community.
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.
The full text of Eilon Caspi’s recent journal article “Trust at stake: Is the “dual mission” of the U.S. Alzheimer’s Association out of balance?” is now available for free thanks to an anonymous donor seeking to raise awareness of the gross imbalance of effort and funding between the Association’s dual mission of seeking cure and best care.
Regardless of how we feel about our lives during the course of a previous year, the arrival of a new one has the potential to inspire us with hope and a desire for change –– in ourselves and in the world around us
American culture has never really dealt with the jarring dissonance it has created between Aging and Independence.