A recent article in McKnight’s Long Term Care magazine highlights a study that concludes it is safe in most cases to eliminate antipsychotic drugs.Continue Reading
The Eden Alternative will participate in a poster session featuring the development of the Well-Being Assessment Tools at the Gerontological Society of America’s 65th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA. Frances Wilby, LCSW, PhD, a member of the team that validated the new Eden Alternative Well-Being Assessment Tools, will be presenting the poster on November […]Continue Reading
Recently, I returned home to find a bar of dark chocolate with a ribbon around it at my doorstep. There was no card or acknowledgement – just a little bar of delight waiting there for me. I waited a few days to see if someone was going to own up to leaving it there. But […]Continue Reading
President Obama, in his acceptance speech, talked about building bridges to tackle our nation’s problems. The survivors of Superstorm Sandy also face complicated challenges as they begin to rebuild their communities. When life is difficult and it’s hard to cope, we have to dig deep to find personal strength: It takes time to revitalize. Solitude itself provides a chance to rejuvenate emotionally. In the few free moments you do have, find what feels relaxing and brings you pleasure – listen to music that stirs your soul or curl up with … Continue reading →Continue Reading
Last month a friend at McKnight’s Long Term Care News contacted me looking to recruit someone to write a guest column about culture change, yet another example of how the philosophy and principles of culture change are fast becoming mainstream in the long term care industry.
Chris Perna, CEO of The Eden Alternative, took up the challenge and submitted a great column on the argument for well-being in culture change that was published last week at McKnight’s. Here’s an excerpt:Continue Reading
Changingaging readers know that Dr. Bill Thomas recently debuted a dramatic play at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
You might be surprised to learn the play was not about aging. Harking back to his days as a med student at Harvard, the play, “Play What’s Not There,” (PWNT) takes us through the pressure cooker of medical interning for doctors and explores how the choices we make impact our future selves.Continue Reading
My husband and I are empty nesters. Over these past few years, as blog readers know, we helped to support his parents, now deceased. These days we regularly touch base with my parents by phone and in person as often as possible, and though they are cur…Continue Reading
Like many people at year’s end, I am both looking backward to reflect on all that has happened, and forward to the opportunities and blessings of a new year. We often generate a list of resolutions for the fresh start we feel with the coming of a new year, but just as often leave our […]Continue Reading