Time to Hold Alzheimer’s Association Accountable
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by Eilon Caspi, ChangingAging Guestblogger
3M ago
The U.S. Alzheimer’s Association provides critically important support services, education, programs, and referral services to countless individuals living with dementia, their families, and care professionals. It is making a real and meaningful difference in the lives of these people.  However, over the years, the association engaged in a series of unhelpful and harmful activities for ..read more
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In Their Own Words: Family Members of Older Adults Who Died After Being Injured During Resident-to-Resident Incidents in Long-Term Care Homes
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by Eilon Caspi, ChangingAging Guestblogger
8M ago
The phenomenon of harmful resident-to-resident incidents in long-term care homes is largely invisible. While over 40 studies examined it to date, the voice of family members of residents who died after being injured during these incidents remains mute. The blog post aims to make first steps in bridging this knowledge gap and encourage action to address this phenomenon and keep residents safe ..read more
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Feeding the Wolf
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by Fran Braga Meininger
1y ago
Our influence on how mature women are perceived ..read more
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What I’ve Learned About Grandma’s Memory
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by Eilon Caspi, ChangingAging Guestblogger
1y ago
The story is told from the perspective of a 10-years-old African American girl about her grandmother who lives in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease in a nursing home. The granddaughter is told that there is no point of visiting her grandmother because "she is no longer there." Her love for her grandma compels her to visit her. Their visits may help shift perceptions from stigma to hope ..read more
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Elder Mistreatment Investigations Buried No More: 50 Reasons Why Elder Care IQ is Needed
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by Eilon Caspi, ChangingAging Guestblogger
1y ago
For decades, it has been very difficult to gain access to completed mistreatment investigation reports in Minnesota long-term care homes. Elder Care IQ was developed to bridge this major gap. The article described 50 reasons why this new online tool is needed ..read more
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The Possibilities of Creating with Dementia
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1y ago
Often when we tell people we lead short-term groups for people living with dementia, care providers, and friends and family, we get comments such, “Oh, that must be so difficult and painful!” We’re not surprised, since traditional psychology views dementia as a tragedy for everyone involved. Our work challenges this narrative and offers the possibility of emotional growth for everyone involved ..read more
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An Agency in Need of Transparency: New York Health Department Must Release Mistreatment Investigation Reports in Adult Care Facilities / Assisted Living 
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by Eilon Caspi, ChangingAging Guestblogger
2y ago
“By not asking for the data to which we are entitled, we sacrifice our ability to learn what our government is doing. Real transparency is more than waiting for the government to hand out data to us. Real transparency involves demanding data from the government and fighting, if necessary, to force the government to provide ..read more
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Everybody Knows
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by Eilon Caspi, ChangingAging Guestblogger
2y ago
A poem about the Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm and Medicare's upcoming (April 11 2022) final coverage decision ..read more
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The Shadow Side of Service and Activism
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by Connie Zweig
2y ago
Like age, service is structured in consciousness. That is, the quality of our service depends on our connection to pure awareness and to shadow awareness. Our stage of awareness determines how and why we serve. It colors our hidden motivations to heed the call or to deny the call. If our ego’s agenda is to ..read more
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Trust at Stake: Alzheimer’s Association’s role in FDA’s approval of Aduhelm
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by Eilon Caspi, ChangingAging Guestblogger
3y ago
* A reflection on STAT article: Joseph, A. (June 16, 2021). Q&A: The CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association on the approval of Aduhelm – and why critics should stop dwelling on the decision. Link: https://www.statnews.com/2021/06/16/qa-ceo-alzheimers-association-on-aduhelm/  A lot has been said and written in recent weeks about the FDA controversial approval of the drug Aduhelm and the ..read more
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