An Interview with Kate DeBartolo of the Conversation Project, Talking Matters

I sat down with Kate DeBartolo to learn about the Institute for Healthcare Improvements initiative, the Conversation Project. Kate DeBartolo, National Field Director, has worked at The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) since 2007. She currently leads both the national field team at IHI as well as for The Conversation Project. Her work on The Conversation […]

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An Interview with the AlzAuthors Team, a Collector of Stories and Personal Journey’s through Dementia and Alzheimer’s

I had a fabulous discussion with the AlzAuthor’s team earlier this year.  These five amazing women all have their own personal journey’s with Alzheimer’s and have join forces to share and raise awareness so that other’s experiencing Alzheimer’s, or dementia do not have to feel alone. The AlzAuthor’s Team  Jean Lee lives with her husband […]

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A Life Untold: Recording our Loved One’s Memories So They are Never Forgotten

I started the Upside to Aging for several reasons, but none more important than my belief that every family caregiver deserves the chance to get to know their loved one with dementia during this new phase of their life. There are many ways you can do this. However, it is understandable that after a diagnosis […]

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An Interview with Carol Bradley Bursack, Family Caregiver Turned Author, Blogger, and Columnist at www.mindingourelders.com

In February, I sat down with author, writer, blogger, and consultant on aging and senior issues, Carol Bradley Bursack to discuss her book and her own personal journey as a family caregiver. Her book Minding our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories is a collection of personal experiences in caregiving from a number of remarkable […]

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Designing for Dignity: NEAT Sheets Napkins Are Changing the Way We Provide Care

Check out more at http://neatsheets4eats.com! The Senior Living Industry has discussed the need for a culture change for over ten years, and yet in each new Care Home I’ve worked in there are certain aspects of the nursing home culture that remains persistent. One of the first things I remember learning while working in a Care […]

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An Interview with Joyce Williams, 2018 UK Blogger Finalist for ‘Grandma Williams’

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Joyce Williams also known as “Grandma Williams” on her journey to becoming a first-time blogger at 80!  Joyce is a fantastic example of how older adults are disrupting the long-held (stubborn) beliefs of what it means to grow older.  With a stellar sense-of-humor and an impactful pen (keyboard), […]

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Celebrating Residents Rights Month: Awareness of dignity, respect and the value of every Nursing Home Resident

October is Resident’s Rights Month! Since 1981, Nursing homes across the country have dedicated a week in October to Resident Rights. The celebration was expanded to the whole month in 2011 by the National Consumer Voice. This year’s theme is “Speak Up: Know Your Rights and How to Use Them.” The Consumer Voice notes that this […]

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Let’s Talk, Aging! An Interview with Jack York & Laura Mock of It’s Never 2 Late.

As an activities professional it is difficult not to know of the Colorado-based Tech company changing the ways Senior Living provides engagement to their residents. I’ve long awaited for an organization I work for to bring on It’s Never 2 Late for the dynamic programming and the customization of the platform.  And was amazed at […]

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