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Changing Aging by Robin Talbert, Guestblogger - 1w ago

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.

The post The Inspiration of a Volunteer: Kibaha, Tanzania appeared first on ChangingAging.

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Changing Aging by David Goff, Changingaging Contribut.. - 2w ago

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.

The post Switchbacks: A report from the Slow Lane appeared first on ChangingAging.

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Changing Aging by Karen Austin, Changingaging Contrib.. - 3w ago

The tone of Ageless Soul by Thomas Moore is positive and full of hope while still dealing with issues that can cause people a lot of suffering.

The post Ageless Soul: Book Review appeared first on ChangingAging.

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Changing Aging by Dr. Bill Thomas - 3w ago

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 […]

The post I Believe in MAGIC appeared first on ChangingAging.

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Changing Aging by Christina Pierpaoli, Changingaging .. - 1M ago

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 post Weight man-age-ment appeared first on ChangingAging.

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Changing Aging by Kyrié Carpenter, Changingaging Cont.. - 1M ago

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 post The ChangingAging Tour: What Will They Say Of Me? appeared first on ChangingAging.

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Changing Aging by Eilon Caspi, Changingaging Guestblo.. - 1M ago

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.

The post Trust at Stake appeared first on ChangingAging.

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Changing Aging by Jeanette Leardi, Changingaging Cont.. - 1M ago

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

The post Making Things Anew appeared first on ChangingAging.

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Changing Aging by Anne Basting, Changingaging Contrib.. - 1M ago

I have not agreed with the Alzheimer’s Association’s fear-based, stigma-fueling marketing campaign for many years. But exploiting Gene Wilder feels particularly egregious.

The post Stealing Hope appeared first on ChangingAging.

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Changing Aging by Kyrié Carpenter, Changingaging Cont.. - 2M ago

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.

The post What’s in a Dementia Diagnosis: 6 domains of cognition appeared first on ChangingAging.

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