August Reading Round Up – The Must Read Senior Living Articles

Senior Living Reading Round Up - August

August Reading Round Up – The Must Read Senior Living Articles from Around the Web

This month’s roundup is packed full of the best of the web – Ohio and England are both progressive in the way they think about the aging population, doctors and facilities are finally catching on to something that caregivers have know for a long time, Pokémon GO for rehab, what the future holds for our aging population and if we keep dignity and respect at the forefront of everything that we do we will be headed in the right direction.

Supermarket Introduces ‘Slow Shopping’ For Shoppers Who Need Help ­- Yagana Shah

This is such a wonderful idea.  Respect and dignity is exactly what we need in our world. I would love to some Dallas area stores implement this practice.

Unusual Dementia Facility Wants To Take Its Residents Back In Time – Yagana Shah

“We focus on what they can do and maximize on that and take things they can’t do and we work things back into their life,” Grice said. I wish all communities would use this quote as their inspiration and take this approach to caring for our elderly.

University Blends Child and Elder Care to Build Community – Meg LaPorte

I LOVE this!  I want my kids to go this school.  Our kids and world would be so different if children grew up interacting with our elders on a daily basis.

Deprescribing For Dementia – Juliet Holt Klinger

All I can say is…YES!  Finally!

How Pokémon GO Is Helping Seniors Recover from Injury – Michele Turbin

Awesome!  I should volunteer my son to help at a nearby rehab.  He could teach them everything the need to know about Pokémon GO.  I love using technology in new ways.

5 Steps to Intervene When an Elderly Relative Needs Help – Maryalene LaPonsie

“The biggest responsibility every American will have is taking care of their aging parents for the 10, 15 or 20 years before they die,” says Joan Lunden.  These 5 steps can help.

The Future of Aging – Katherine Hobson

“We want people to be in their 80’s and feel like they’re in their 50’s and 60’s,”

Did you find anything in August that is a must read?  Please let us know in the comments below!