LeadingAge Ohio and the Eden Alternative are proud to co-sponor a ground-breaking day-long workshop July 22 focused on the new “experiential” model of dementia care that provides a drug-free, person-centered approach to treating people living with dementia. Lead by Eden Mentor and geriatrician Dr. Allen Power, the workshop Dementia Beyond Drugs will help practitioners view […]Continue Reading
I was listening to Terry Gross interview David Linden on Fresh Air about his book The Compass of Pleasure, and something kept nagging at the back of my thinker throughout the interview. Something familiar. Something that seemed to connect with all the …Continue Reading
There is an emerging category of Alzheimer’s literature that addresses the emotional terrain of dementia.
Cathie Borrie is one of its leading lights.Continue Reading
Don’t throw up your hands and say “the hell with it” if you’ve been hoping to fight off the threat of dementia by making smart choices. Yes, it would be easy to feel dismayed by the NIH report that found insufficient evidence to support past studies of…Continue Reading
A year ago, NIH recapped an in-depth review of past studies to answer this question: Can anything prevent or delay Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline?
The disheartening answer: No.Continue Reading
The other night I attended an author’s reading of a first-time novel. The main character in the novel is an immigrant computer programmer with terrible social skills trying to navigate his way around the American culture. His mistakes are endeari…Continue Reading
I’ve just read an article, Robot Brings Dementia Patients Out of their Shells, published in the Chicago Tribune on May 18, 2011, by Joseph Ruzich. He reports that some nursing and rehabilitation centers are “using Paro robots from Japan …Continue Reading
Weekly Blog Roundup More Hot Koko This is the second in a series of Hot Koko posts. (First post HERE) When Jude and I started “playing” music, neither of us knew how to hold our instruments. Sure we had seen pictures of guitar and mandolin players but looking at a picture and knowing how to do […]Continue Reading