This 12 minute video is the story of the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, playing the piano at age 106 and celebrating life. http://www.youtube.com/user/AliceTheFilm “Only when we are so old, only are we aware of the beauty of life.” – Alice … Continue reading
Today the BBC reports a US study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11622484). The study found that people who smoke more than two packs of cigarettes a day in mid-life have double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. … Continue reading
New research shows that bitter tasting compounds may help people with symptoms of asthma. (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2613876/posts) Apparently, there are receptors for bitter taste in the airways as well as the tongue. When these receptors are stimulated, they cause smooth muscle to … Continue reading
Coincidentally, Emi Kiyota recently posted on a similar line to my last one, though she says it much more beautifully than I did: “I attended the ‘new aging’ conference at University of Pennsylvania over the weekend and left there with … Continue reading
Here’s a central problem: For years we have built mini-hospitals for our elders to live in. Now we want to get beyond that. So what are we doing? We are trying to build hotels and fine dining establishments for them … Continue reading
Here’s a little video Kavan Peterson made of Bill Thomas and me chatting about the word “elderly” in the context of person-centered care.
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Real Care in Ireland Thanks to Mimi DeVinney for sharing this story. It should be an interesting documentary.