On a shelf in the Reading Room of the Wellcome Collection in London, sits a set of glass jars stuffed with stitched drawings on fabric, representations of older people who are in struggle with the experience of aging, dementia and other health dilemmas. The artist is Georgie Meadows. As Meadows says on her website, she
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Awake the Design Challenge indeed! Like the sweet promise of spring, so comes the promise of happiness in longevity as encouraged by the fresh breezes of design creativity. This has carried my thinking, starting in January and my YouTube interview with Louisa Jewell – President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. Then, we spoke in
What do you get when you stir technology, research and innovation with a splash of financial incentive, slices of real-time networking and collaboration, and a shot at recognition – all to the purpose of advancing a healthier, active and resilient aging population? Optimism. Two events that caught my eye recently, exemplify this very cocktail endeavour.
What a stunning time of discovery we live in, fifteen percent into the 21st century. Surely, that must have sounded a familiar account of the times when Galileo first gazed through his telescope, with a creative blur in his eyes, seeing “one giant leap for mankind” in 1969. How about the lesser-known Angelo Mosso, the
Our national investment in brain health and aging got a boost in this April’s 2015 federal budget, with the announcement of $42Million in funding to the Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation at Baycrest in Toronto. Last year I commented on the Baycrest commercial Rethinking brain health and aging. It’s worth the short
Final thought about De Hogeweyk, a dementia village outside Amsterdam, is to first go back to one of my major interests in the overall theme of age friendly community design. Full kudos to Dementia Village Architects (DVA); their story is articulated with simplicity and clarity on their website. One phrase seems to say it