Jessica Guthrie of When Career and Caregiving Collide Shares Her Story of Being a Full-time Executive and Full-time Caregiver to her Mom During the Pandemic

Jessica Guthrie is a full-time, millennial caregiver, advocate, educator, and non-profit senior executive.  Jessica is the full-time caregiver of her mother who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease seven years ago. For the first half of her journey, Jessica was caregiving from a distance while she worked in Texas and her mother lived in […]

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Wendy Adlerstein Shares Signs Adult Children Should Look For While Visiting with Older Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Wendy Adlerstein, LSW, is the Director of Client Care Services for First Light Home Care of West Suburban Boston.  She has more than 20 years of experience in working with seniors. Wendy holds a B.A. from Clark University, in Psychology with a concentration in Sociology and Human Services. In addition to her Massachusetts License in […]

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Let’s Talk, Aging Interview with Artfull Aging Founder Cailey Massey

I had such a pleasant conversation with Cailey Massey, owner of Artfull Aging. Art programs in Long Term Care is a vital creative outlet for older adults living in these communities. I can attest first-hand how important working with a professional artist is when establishing an art program in your community. Cailey has thought of […]

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A Look Back at Year Three in the Upside to Aging!

I can’t believe we are in June!  The time has surely flown by, and I am excited to share a reflection of what’s been happening over the past year.  Year three in the Upside to Aging has sure brought with it some beautiful surprises, and I want to thank YOU for your continued support of […]

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An Interview with Kathryn Harrison and Jaclyn Guenette Illustrator and Author of I Smile For Grandpa

I had an enjoyable chat with Jaclyn Guenette and Kathryn Harrison to discuss their recently released children’s book I Smile for Grandpa.  I Smile for Grandpa is a beautifully illustrated and written children’s book that aims to help parents teach their kids about dementia disease.  Through captivating images of woodland creatures and the fun adventures of the characters […]

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​An Interview with Meg Laporte on her Series Age in America

Meg’s interview is live on Itunes this week! Meg LaPorte, is a freelance writer and communications consultant, adjunct instructor at UMBC’s Erickson school, and founder of Age In America. She serves as director of communications and marketing for LifeSpan Network and writes for various senior living publications, including McKnight’s Long Term Care News and Senior Housing […]

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Let’s Talk, Aging! Mike Belleville on Living Beyond Lewy Body Dementia

I had an insightful conversation with Mike Belleville in the latest Let’s Talk, Aging interview as he shares his post-diagnosis journey living with Lewey Body Dementia.  He discusses how he and his wife learned to navigate his diagnosis and symptoms together and highlights the advocacy work he’s been able to participate in since his diagnosis. […]

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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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