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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Movies and the elderly

In 1985, a comic first appeared that proposed one way to judge a film. The Bechdel Test is a simple measure about a movie’s inclusion of female characters. The test asks: 1) Does the movie have at least two women in it? 2) Do they talk to each other? and 3) Does their conversation touch on anything other than a man? Because the Oscars are coming up, this article focuses on creating a similar way to rate how elder-friendly a movie is. Because of the length and breadth of her career, I am calling this the Betty White Movie scale.

With or without you

By Marianne Delorey Dearest Relative, I recently mentioned my worries about you living in that big, old house with the stairs. You made it clear you...

After the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease: So what now!!

By Micha Shalev, Co-owner of The Oasis at Dodge Park, Dodge Park Rest Home and The Adult Day Club at Dodge Park “Are you kidding...

The Branches of Marlboro

New senior living community to open mid-November   By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Marlborough – For many seniors who are interested in downsizing or finding a new...

Ten things I know about Fair Housing

Fair Housing legislation was created in 1968. It protects people from being discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin in the sale or rental of housing. Since its inception, many protected classes have been added including age, pregnancy status, citizenship, familial status, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, and most recently, sexual orientation.

New Outlook Homecare – A foundation built on care and respect for the elderly

Westwood - Pearly Evans is the CEO and founder of New Outlook Homecare, a home healthcare agency for the elderly. She began caring for...

Making yourself at home despite the landlord

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. I recently had a tenant accept an apartment sight unseen and move across the country to her new place.  I personally...

Sleep problems in individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

By Micha Shalev Persons with Alzheimer's disease often appear to sleep less or sometimes, more. Sleep problems may be caused by pain, medication, lack of...

Home is where the heart is

By Marianne Delorey “Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head… That way it will go with...

Moving into someone else’s home

By Marianne Delorey One of the great adjustments many people face as they age is that they have less control over their lives. Nowhere is that...