The feeling of loneliness and isolation people are facing is not simply due to aging—it’s due to our society’s lack of value for older adults. There is a cultural shift that we need to start working toward.
It seems that as a society we keep throwing out the traditional baby with the bathwater every time a new cultural development occurs, just because it’s new. Here are a few examples of analog values we should retain that relate directly to aging.
Martin Bayne has a radical vision for caregiving that he asked me to run by ChangingAging’s audience. Take a look at what he has to say:
Yesterday I had a conversation with the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in my home state of Montana about how to change dementia caregiving practices in the state’s nursing homes. I offered three ideas and would like suggestions from readers.
Dr. Bill has been busy making waves lately with his abolitionist point of view on nursing homes.
Sarah Oliver realized her vision of building a mission-driven handbag company that empowers elders by tapping a knitting circle at a local retirement community to produce her fabrics. The results have been amazing.
We’ve never done a public service announcement before but a reader sent us this letter via Facebook and it’s definitely worth sharing. Hearing loss is tough to face at any age but this free tool can be a big help.
Consumers in the longevity economy are just interested in walkers, medicine and incontinence products, right? Wrong! This couldn’t be further from the truth.