The Blending of Systems: Back to the Future

In a recent edition of the Gerontologist Journal (2014) there was a special supplement dedicated to "Cultural Change in Nursing Homes". At first glance, it appeared that the paradigms being promoted to influence cultural change, i.e., self-directed … [Read more...]

The Discovery of Naturally Occurring Living Communities (NOLC’s)

The Discovery of Naturally Occurring Living Communities (NOLC’s)  Historical Perspective: (excerpt taken from Force, L.T. et.al (2010). Mental Health, Specialized needs and Care found in Gerontology: An Interactive Text,  NSS … [Read more...]

Keeping Alzheimer’s Disease at Bay

Patterns: Treating Other Conditions May Stave Off Alzheimer’s, Study Finds By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: April 15, 2011 Older people suffering from mild memory and cognition problems may be less likely to progress to full-blown Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

Do Unto Yourself as You Want to Do Unto Me

Do Unto Yourself as You Want to Do Unto Me: Aging in America is a process of becoming invisible. The ‘voices’ of the older population in America are muted and overshadowed by our focus on the value of ‘young’.  In fact, Aging in America is … [Read more...]