Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thursday Thoughts…

I’ll be heading north and west tomorrow; first by train to Toronto for the Changing Melody conference (of and by people living with dementia), then to speak at Alzheimer’s Disease International on Sunday. Monday I head west for talks in … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Use in Denmark

During my last conference in Denmark, I learned of an interesting trend in antipsychotic use. After I quoted a 2003 Danish Medicines Agency report earlier in the week that showed a 28% prevalence of antipsychotic use in care homes, I … Continue reading

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Denmark Conference #2

After attending the Denmark Eden Networking Days, I was invited to give two talks for a meeting of the National Knowledge Center for Dementia in Copenhagen on March 11th. My opening talk was a general overview of my “experiential” approach … Continue reading

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Birkelund–Denmark’s Newest Eden Home

After the induction ceremony, we were all invited into a room that was decorated with the story of this marvelous home. Inside was a cornucopia of scrapbooks, photos, mementos, decorations and testimonials that were moving as well as inspirational for … Continue reading

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Eden Denmark, Day 2

After a hearty breakfast–which seemed to come very soon after the wonderful dinner the night before–we were launched into Day 2 with the Danish Eden song, sung in Danish, English and German (close approximations accepted). After a local journalist spoke … Continue reading

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Denmark – Part I

We arrived on Monday, March 7th–a day late, due to a plane breakdown in Rochester that forced us to miss our flight over. After a night in Newark and some fancy footwork, we managed to get another flight out on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Surplus Safety

Last week, I toured around Tennessee. On Tuesday, I spoke at Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill, and was joined by my friend Kort Nygard, psychologist and Eden Educator. As usual, Kort was a mine of valuable perspectives on aging. Then … Continue reading

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