Weekly Blog Roundup
- This is the Changing Aging Book of the Year
- Intentional Communities
- Hot Koko — End of Summer Blues
- The Green House Annual Meeting and Celebration, Sweet Homes Alabama is right around the corner!
- Medicine is the servant of Genuine Human Caring
- Mission Health Services Explains Eden Alternative To TV Audience
- Advancements in Diagnosis ofAlzheimer’s Can Lead To Advancements In Treatment
- Elders and Hurricane Irene
1. This is the Changing Aging Book of the Year
By Dr. Bill Thomas
Wendy Lustbader is one of America’s finest and most illuminating writers. For more than two decades she has poked and prodded, searched for and then found surprising new answers to the question, “what is the meaning of age and aging?” I was one of the lucky few who received an advance copy of the book and I loved it. How good is this book? It is our Book of Year for 2011. Check it out.
By Dr. Al Power
For more than two decades, proponents of culture change in long-term care have worked on transforming the institutional nursing home model. More recently, the focus has turned to assisted living and even independent community housing. What we see is that America falls short in all living environments when it comes to older adults engaging in diverse communities. How can we optimize the quality of life, across a multitude of settings, for our nation’s elders?
3. Hot Koko — End of Summer Blues
By Dr. Bill Thomas
The end of summer makes me want to play the blues — one of my favorite genres making up American roots music.
Click here to listen to our version of blues-legend John Hurt’s Spike Driver Blues.
From the Blogstream
4. The Green House Annual Meeting and Celebration, Sweet Homes Alabama is right around the corner!
By Kavan Peterson, The Green House Project Blog
Next week Green House adopters from around the nation will gather in Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 7-9 for the Fourth Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration. For the second year I’ll be attending the conference on behalf of ChangingAging to provide social media coverage and live stream video of select conference events. We hope you’ll join the conversation at The Green House Project blog. Click here to learn how.
5. Medicine is the servant of Genuine Human Caring
By Rachel Scher, The Green House Project Blog
In The Green House home, we recognize that all people are creative, resourceful and whole. By deeply know the whole person, constructed by a lifetime of experiences, we can honor Eden Principle #7: Medical Treatment should be the Servant of Genuine Human Caring, never it’s Master. Click here to watch a short video featuring Dr. Al Power discussing Eden Principle #7.
6. Mission Health Services Explains Eden Alternative To TV Audience
By Kavan Peterson, Eden Alternative Blog
Marla Devries of Mission Health Services in Utah was featured this week on KSL TV’s Studio 5 health and wellness program discussing the Eden Alternative’s principles of care.
7. Advancements in Diagnosis ofAlzheimer’s Can Lead To Advancements In Treatment
By Christopher Gardner, MKCreativeBlog
Dr. Kejal Kantarci, a radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and her team of chemists and brain surgeons have recently published findings of their work that might be the clue to screening those likely to develop some form of dementia – as much as twenty years before visible signs appear. What might be most exciting about this research is that Dr. Kantarci and her colleagues have demonstrated the ability of current technologies to find early indicators of dementia. Thus, subsequent research can focus on ways to block the metabolites or limit the growth of the aforementioned plaques. Click here to continue reading.
By Ronni Bennett, TimeGoesBy.net
It was impressive in the run-up to Hurricane Irene how hospitals and nursing homes in low-lying areas of many cities worked to evacuate patients. This description of the process at Coney Island Hospital doesn’t begin to cover all the necessary details — Click here to continue reading.