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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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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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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Another Year in The Upside to Aging: A Reflection on An Exciting Two Years!

What We Have Been Up To! This past year was an exciting one for the blog (and for me!). Through this blog, I’ve been able to speak with so many amazing people working for the betterment of the aging services. I am both humbled and inspired by their missions and fortunate to share their work […]

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The Diagnosis Debate Hosted by GE Healthcare: With No Cure, Why Should we Aim for Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease?

I was thrilled to be included as a panel member of the #TalkingTime debate hosted by GE Healthcare, which corresponded with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. The debate hosted by GE comes at a critical time in the aging services. The number of older adults projected to need […]

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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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​Understanding Terms of Endearment: The ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ of calling the Older Adults in our Care “Sweetie” or “Honey.​”

Some people have a strong affiliation either for or against the use of terms of endearment. They either love it or hate it, and the middle area of when their use is appropriate is grey. When about older adults, there is a multitude of reasons why you should not exchange an individual’s name with a […]

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What to Do When an Aging Parent Forgets Who You Are

As seen in the SeniorCare.com Aging Industry Insider! A well-known and yet hurtful reality of dementia or Alzheimer’s is the forgetfulness and memory loss that can occur.  Memory loss is particularly difficult for family members to cope with when their parent or loved one forgets who they are. Forgetting the names of their children, forgetting […]

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