Viewing Aging Positively is Good For Mental Health

There have been many research studies on the power of positive thinking. One of the most effective forms of therapy techniques is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps people re-frame negative thinking patterns into a more constructive, affirmative view. A ...

#ElderCareChat 9/17/14 Recap: Preserving Your Loved One’s Legacy

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 58 new and returning participants shared some very powerful, personal, heart-warming and thought-provoking insights about the importance of preserving a loved one’s legacy, and what kind of legacy we wish to leave the world and ...

 
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Assisted Living in the News, Again

In late July, assisted living hit headlines in a big way: a PBS documentary, Life and Death in Assisted Living, put the country’s largest provider, Emeritus Senior Living, in the hot seat after the tragic death of a resident ...

Treat the Whole Person Not the Condition

Not long ago, I ran into an older couple who looked very familiar. After searching my memory bank, I remembered – he was a distinguished professor at the small, prestigious college in the village where I grew up. His wife didn’...

Senior Living Residents Honor Veterans in New Way

Arrow Senior Living recently launched a YouTube video, "Seniors Salute Thunder Road," in response to Thunder Road, a feature film that explores "the physical and psychological repercussions of combat for this generation's soldier."

Residents of the Missouri-based senior living company ...

Senator Introduces Reauthorization of Older Americans Act

The Assisted Living Federation of America recently reported that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that would both reauthorize and improve the Older Americans Act. Originally enacted in 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) provided federal funding to create an ...

Veterans Honored During GI Film Festival

With all the war this country has seen in the last 100 years, it’s no surprise that veterans now make up a significant percentage of the population. But as veterans of long-ago wars age, they may wonder if their sacrifices ...

How to Start an Oral History Project in Assisted Living

In this EldercareABC blog post, Sarah Jennings tells us why oral history projects are of value, both for seniors at home and in assisted living. Jennings, a caregiver who writes for Brookdale Senior Living and works on the Veterans History ...

#ElderCareChat 2/20/13 Recap: Mental Health & Aging Issues

This Wednesday, 37 participants confronted a difficult but nonetheless important subject during our real-time Twitter forum: mental health and aging issues. CDC stats from 2004 say that 67% of nursing home residents have mental disorders. A recent Institute of Medicine report said 1 in 5 ...

#ElderCareChat to Cover Mental Health & Aging Issues

Last week, we covered a tough topic in assisted living: mental health issues. (Read the post here.) Today at 1pm ET, we will explore that topic in more detail during our bi-monthly #ElderCareChat on Twitter, a forum that we co-moderate ...

 
 
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