ChangingAging with Dr. Bill Thomas:
By Dr. Al Power
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, things seemed a little “too quiet” since publishing my book “Dementia Beyond Drugs.” Well, I just got a comment from Charles Macknee regarding journalist Susan Jacoby’s new bestseller called, “Never Say Die: The myth and marketing of the new old age”, and I can say the backlash I was looking for exist in its pages. Click HERE to see what I mean.
On the Value of Multi-Generational Teams
By Dr. Bill Thomas
I am really loving the new Blogstream because it is widening the circle of my knowledge. For example, Marti Weston is an excellent blogger and she has put up a post that makes an excellent and often overlooked point.
From the ChangingAging Blogstream:
This is How it is Supposed to Work
By Dr. Bill Thomas
I was hanging out at caregiver.com and ran across the following impassioned plea:
This is a tough situation. When I stopped by the site there were 15 comments in response to Hugh’s post. This is a good example of how social media is supposed to work to make life better for all of us.
Visit the Nation’s First Urban Model Green House Project Nursing Home
The upcoming annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America this November will offer a unique opportunity to visit and tour the nation’s first urban model Green House® Project nursing home in Chelsea, Mass., The Leonard Florence Center for Living. It is also the first Green House model home with specialized houses for residents with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Multiple Sclerosis. The ALS house is unique since those with ALS are limited to eye movements so their homes are designed with the latest in the state-of-the-art technology that allows them to live an independent life. Click HERE for a video tour.
By Parkinson’s and Me
A year ago, NIH recapped an in-depth review of past studies to answer this question: Can anything — dietary supplement, prescription med, exercise, Mediterranean diet, strong social network (just to mention several “benefits” we’ve recently discussed) — prevent or delay Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline?
The disheartening answer: No. Click HERE to read the NIH’s findings.
Focus on Blogs: The ChangingAging Blogstream
By EngAGE Blog
Did you know that the EngAGE Blog is part of the ChangingAging Blogstream?
By Family Relationships
Today we have a gift for you we think you’ll enjoy – some videos of talks from TED conferences. So grab a cup of tea and watch Dr. Bill Thomas as he shares his innovative ideas about growing older. He calls his amusing but ultimately sobering presentation Elderhood Rising: The Dawn of a New World Age. Next, Aubrey de Gray says we can avoid aging altogether. Dean Ornish says your genes are not your fate, and Dan Buettner reveals the secrets of living 100+:
The Decades: Cheers and Challenges (40-50)
By About Being Old
If being in your 30’s doesn’t sound too hopeful, there are DEFINITELY things that have changed my mind about experiencing my 40’s. If you’re a runner or an athlete of any kind, keep reading.