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Human Sexuality and the Need for Intimacy
Sep 09, 2013 03:00 pm | Ray Mullman, South Carolina Nursing Home Blog
Bloomberg News had articles on sexual expression among the elderly population in nursing homes. Physical intimacy and sexual intercourse aren’t exclusive to certain members of the population.
Facebook posts encourage positive public opinion in times of crisis
Sep 09, 2013 03:00 pm | McKnight’s Long-Term Care News
Business owners, including long-term care providers, might find Facebook an asset during a crisis, according to a new study.
Sep 09, 2013 03:00 pm | Muriel Gillick, Life In The End Zone
It’s not often that a “research letter,” a short, preliminary report about ongoing research, makes it into the national media. But this week, newspapers picked up on just this kind of article from Nature, a prominent science journal.
Career transitions: deciding to make a career change or not?
Sep 09, 2013 08:20 am | Ruth Tamari, LIfe Changes blog
In the 1970’s there was a game show on television called “Let’s Make A Deal” hosted by Monty Hall. Audience members dressed up in costumes hoping to be picked as contestants, filling their purses and pockets for when Monty asked them for some random item: safety pins, poker chips, a silver dollar. You could never know what Monty would ask for!
Madeleine Kolb says
Some time ago, I wrote a post called “How are those brain fitness games going?” which raised questions similar to those raised by Muriel Gillick in her post above called “Playing games.” As Dr. Gillick says, people very much want to believe there are ways to stave off dementia by playing various online games. However, hoping won’t make it so, and–in any case–the sample for the research reported in Nature was tiny.
Dr. Gillick concludes that she’d take her chances “with the real world, not the virtual world.” That’s exactly what I’ve concluded over the past dozen years or so. And that’s why rather than sitting at my computer playing video games (which I hate), Ikeep my brain active by writing, reading (current book: The beak of the finch by Jonathan Weiner) and learning to play the piano.