Aging doesn’t mean you’re old and dead. A vast majority of us are late bloomers and looking to live well. 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 aging brain and how you can improve your physical, mental health and overall satisfaction in life. Not an artist? No problem, you’re in the right place.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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...
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.