Aging doesn’t mean you’re old. A vast majority are looking to age well- young in heart and young in mind, this podcast may be for you. With a clinical research background in Alzheimer’s disease and years of practice in mental health and dementia forms, this podcast is about exploring the importance of creativity on the brain and encouraging ways to improve your physical, mental and spiritual health. Not an artist? Not a problem, creativity is not just about the arts, but living life to its fullest.
An Interview with Laura Vaillancourt: Where Needs are Met in Dementia & Mental Health Counseling
Laura Vaillancourt is a licensed mental health counselor, geriatric mental health specialist, and an expert in the aging process. She works with families, medical professionals and persons living with dementia in a variety of ways. Laura is a force of energy in bringing advocacy, education, guidance and awareness in dementia care. With an interesting life growing up with an outhouse and no electricity- she speaks about her passions that brought her into this work of creative aging.
July 26, 2021
Loneliness and the Impact on Health
Research studies find that loneliness is bad for your health. An informative dialogue of its consequences with reference to Miriam Kirmayer, clinical psychologist.
July 22, 2021
An Interview with Rev Dr. Jade Angelica on Alzheimer’s, Spirituality and Connections
Author, speaker and spiritual pioneer in Alzheimer’s care, Reverend Dr. Jade Angelica speaks about her experiences of caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s disease and how her search for God brought them closer in their relationship. Dr. Angelica is the President/Founder of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s, a revolutionary nonprofit foundation doing extraordinary work in dementia care.
June 25, 2021
How FriendshipWorks Supports Older Adults through Friendship Volunteer Acts of Kindness
An interview with Executive Director, Janet Seckel-Cerrotti on FriendshipWorks mission, programs and success in supporting older adults in need of socialization and caring acts of kindness. A valuable working model worth exploring in an aging society.
February 24, 2021
An Interview with Craig Price and Improv Theatre’s Magic on Wellness
Craig Price, Director of Community Education & Wellness at The Naples Players describes his experiences as a Stand-up Comedian starting at The Second City and what led him to Naples, Florida teaching improv classes from youth to older adults, including caregivers and those living with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Autism and other developmental disabilities.
November 19, 2020
An Interview with Alison Weinlaeder of Cardiomelon
CEO/Founder of Cardiomelon, Alison Weinlaeder, a speech-language pathologist, shares how and why combining physical and thinking exercises engages the brain and body. From Parkinson’s, TBI, stroke, dementia and aphasia, Alison’s unique perspective offers us insight, support and creative abilities needed in our daily lives, especially as we age. Tune in and learn more...
November 12, 2020
An interview with Roger Anunsen on brain health and happiness
Roger Anunsen of MINDRAMP shares his story starting as a trials and farmers lawyer to van driver of an assisted living facility and what led to his global sensation as a neuroscience and holistic instructor, author, speaker and consultant on ways to develop a sharper mind. His insights on the importance of creative aging and what’s happening in senior care provides a captivating awareness we all need to know. Roger and Michael C. Patterson formed MINDRAMP CONSULTING, along with their podcast, and have co-authored several inspiring books on brain and cognitive health. Roger was a featured speaker on TEDx Talk and N2Creating Aging is excited to have him on here!
September 25, 2020
Joe Hausch of PHOTAVIA Talks About Creative Living and Making Art a Lifesytle
Joe Hausch, President/CEO of PHOTAVIA, shares his story on how art became his way of life and profession. An artist, musician, inventor, an entrepreneur- he is man of many talents. Joe finds inspiration every day- the word ‘retirement’ is not within his vocabulary. He provides creative answers on ways to get artistically motivated even for those who think they aren’t creative. His company, PHOTAVIA, is a fantastic tool that would benefit any senior and dementia community. An inspiring man living the good life.
August 29, 2020
An Interview with Michael C. Patterson, CEO of MINDRAMP
Michael C. Patterson is a man of many talents and living well as he walks his talk in healthy aging. Michael shares his inspiration and wisdom from his days as an actor, PBS program development to brain health sciences and brain coaching. This episode offers perspectives on how acting in theatre helps memory, MINDRAMP programs that help get the cognitive wheels spinning, and how lifestyle plays a factor in aging well- changing behaviors, staying motivated and challenging your mind during and after retirement.
August 21, 2020
A Panel Discussion on Dr. Gene Cohen’s Legacy on Aging, Health & Creativity
Dr. Wendy Miller, art therapist, mental health expert, and the widow of Dr. Gene Cohen, along with Berna Huebner, President & Founder of the Hilgos Foundation, with Dr. Marc Agronin, adult & geriatric psychiatrist, Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health at Miami Jewish Health, discuss their work, influences and how the late Dr. Gene Cohen, one of the founding fathers in geriatric and dementia care, changed America’s (and other country’s) concept in aging. His influence and legacy remain current in today’s medicine. This panel shares their views on what’s working and where we need improvement in treating older adults, particularly those living with dementia.
August 8, 2020
Interview with Dr. Wendy Miller of the Creative Therapy Institute
Dr. Wendy Miller talks about her life’s work and passion as an artist, psychotherapist and art therapist, her training under Joan Erikson, the feminists movement in the Bay Area, the importance of hospital integration on mind/body care and listening to the whispers on creativity and engaging through the calm in a divided country
July 9, 2020
An Interview on ‘I Remember Better When I Paint’ with Berna Huebner
Co-director and the mastermind of the award winning, ground breaking film, “I Remember Better When I Paint”, Berna Huebner discuses the film’s inspiration while in Paris, how Olivia de Havilland came to narrate it, and how the arts in Alzheimer’s disease became a force in museum and intergenerational programming.
June 27, 2020
Neurologist Daniel C. Potts, M.D. Speaks about Aging, Disease & Life Concepts
Dr. Potts’ views on living well, aging, Veterans, Alzheimer’s and other disease, what medical education needs to incorporate in higher learning, being a humble physician and the empowerment of art therapy for healthy aging, despite dementia forms and disease
June 17, 2020
Are You Ever too Old in Life?
Are you too old to go back to school, to pursue a hobby, learn an instrument, publish a book, get married, or whatever it is in life you want to pursue? Being on our own time, and rethinking society norms
June 6, 2020
Sky Blue Review
Celebrating a little bit of gratitude in life and how even in the deep throes of dementia, people are still able to find gratitude. A story of a woman with Alzheimer’s who is grateful of the number 13, and that is...
May 31, 2020
Looking Beyond Stigmas & Activity Director Roles
From the mysterious woman in my profile podcast picture to the population she came from, what to look for in a care community facility, the role of an activity director, and what to look for in placement.
May 27, 2020
Creativity, Agism and Societal Messages
In this episode we’re exploring the psyche and the societal messages that the brain receives on a daily basis. Questioning the messages, and not being afraid to engage in something new.
May 26, 2020