I spend a lot of time looking at all kinds of stories and articles on the internet. Some are cool but not worth turning into an article. Others are cool but have nothing to do with senior living, yet I think you might like them.
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. Others are cool but have nothing to do with senior living, yet I think you might like them.
Joanna Baker’s parents both have lived with dementia for years. As an only child she took on the role of care-partner, not only to make supportive decisions about their care but also trying as well as anyone can to provide them with the quality of life they deserve—in her words: “Life as good as possible for them.”
Joanna’s interview on Hopeful Aging with Dr. John Zeisel provides an intimate view into the thinking of a caring and committed daughter who both embraces what she sees as her responsibility to her parents as well as realizes how much effort meeting that commitment takes.
Role models included her father who cared for his own mother creatively and sensitively, and a visiting Rabbi who told her: “Honor your father and honor your mother; it’s the hardest of the commandments to fulfill.”
In a curious twist, it seems possible we will see a radical decrease in longevity that could be good or terrible for society. It seems that young folks have become so sedentary that they are experiencing medical problems that are associated with aging.
I am also thinking this is further evidence that exercise is one of the best ways to slow the aging process.
There are many stereotypes about older and younger workers. You know them. Older workers are slower, they are less tech savvy and less interested in learning new skills. According to this article at Harvard Business Review these stereotypes just plain don’t hold true.
I don’t remember where I got the link to this website, but it provides a fascinating look at life expectancy in the United States. Valuable? I am not quite sure, but once you click on the link I am betting you will spend some time exploring.
It is my sense there are nappers and those who never take naps. As someone who naps a few times a week, I loved this article. It suggests napping results in “better overall cognition,” at least for elderly people.
I recently came across this article from the New York Times about how Carnival Cruises is investing millions in a system that will, in effect, require all passengers to embrace wearable technology. It will help them do a better job of serving customers and generate revenue. I found myself wondering if the time is coming that senior living will follow.
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