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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Chair Yoga with Flow With Fe in Honor of Healthy Aging Month

Guest Post Author: Felicia Gross, LMSW | Flow With Fe This month we get a two-in-one special for older adults, and we LOVE it! September is observed as both Healthy Aging Month and Fall Prevention Awareness Month.  And because of this, FLOW with Fe is acknowledging the importance of taking preventative measures to live a healthy, […]

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Dear Family Caregivers, Thank you.

Over the past two years, I have come across so many excellent resources for family caregivers.  The aging services genuinely understand the hard work and dedication that goes into being a family caregiver and from what I’ve seen they want to help! I was in a seminar the other day, and the presenter discussed this […]

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6 Ways To Adopt​ A Daily Self-Care Routine After​ 60

First Posted on Sixty and Me  Society today is all about giving. Giving your time to a job, offering resources to a cause, giving your attention to the needs of family and friends. And while these things can be rewarding, it leaves little time for us to focus on our own needs. I often tell […]

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