They waited quietly as we entered the room and sat down on two sofas against the wall, a handful of staff and board members from HelpAge International, in Tanzania for a site visit. We were honored to be there, but also had trepidations about intruding into this intimate space, strangers to the country, and to this home.
I have been reflecting upon a wonderful metaphor/phenomenon that has been occurring in one of the groups I’ve been part of. Switchbacks, the food source that keeps on giving and sometimes over feeds me.
We all know about Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka; we studied it in school. The Supreme Court unanimously declared that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Now, more than 60 years later, we find that older people too often find themselves living in facilities that include only the old and disabled. One study […]
In my current capacity as a behaviorist at a weight loss medicine clinic, I work alongside patients to identify their weight loss goals and modify the behaviors sabotaging them. Far and away, these patients blame aging the most. Is this a convenient falsity, or inconvenient truth?
The ChangingAging Tour returns in 2018 as a part of The Eden Alternative International Conference in Atlanta, May 3-5. Go behind scenes in a day in the life of the tour with Disrupt Dementia cast member Kyrié Carpenter.
The full text of Eilon Caspi's recent journal article “Trust at stake: Is the “dual mission” of the U.S. Alzheimer’s Association out of balance?” is now available for free thanks to an anonymous donor seeking to raise awareness of the gross imbalance of effort and funding between the Association's dual mission of seeking cure and best care.
Regardless of how we feel about our lives during the course of a previous year, the arrival of a new one has the potential to inspire us with hope and a desire for change –– in ourselves and in the world around us
All of these can be perceived as ‘deficits’ but they can also be perceived as changes. Using this viewpoint, there is room for the difficulty associated with these changes to be challenging, yet fruitful. Deficits call to be fixed. Changes call to be embraced and understood.