One size does not fit all in Senior Living . . . and more.

By Steve Moran

I spend a lot of time looking at all kinds of stories and articles on the internet. A few get turned into blog posts. Some are cool but not worth turning into an article and others are cool but have nothing to do with senior living, but I think you might like them.   

Not Every Dementia Resident Needs The Same Thing . . . an Interview with Laura Gitlin

In this interview John Zeisel of Hearthstone Institute interviews Professor Laura Gitlin, Director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging, at Johns Hopkins University. As a sociologist, Laura brings a unique person-centered perspective on how to improve the quality of life of persons living with dementia.

The interview includes discussion of two books by Dr. Gitlin—Behavioral Intervention Research for researchers and professionals, and A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia for care-partners.

Do You Sleep a Lot or a Little?

This is a fascinating study that looks at sleep and the amount of money you make. There is always a sense that sleeping less equals being more driven and therefore more successful. This may not necessarily be true. Just how much sleep are you getting?

Likeability and Success Are Intertwined

I am not going to suggest it is impossible to be an ass and be successful. I can’t point to some horrible people who are successful in and out of senior living, but at the end of the day, likeable people are more successful. Thinking you would like to be more likeable, this is a great place to start.

Why people do stupid things and who’s to blame

I confess that once is awhile I do something stupid and there is, at some level, a good explanation for that stupid thing I did. But when I see someone else do something stupid there is never a good reason for it, otherwise it would not have been a stupid thing. This is a great look at why people do stupid things.

88-Year-Old Man in Senior Living Fights Off a Burglar

I am not quite sure why but I read this article in my morning paper and it made me smile. Charles George is 88 and lives in an independent living senior apartment complex. He woke up at 6 am to discover someone was robbing his apartment. And that is when the fight began . . .

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