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Out Of The Box

Aging America, I’m On A Mission

The more I read, the more I realize what we all already know: the key to lowering healthcare costs, managing chronic diseases, and preventing dementia is, to a large extent, a self-directed choice.  There is no magic bullet, and waiting ...

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Designing for Dementia: The Enablement Model

Designing spaces and products for people with dementia has traditionally focused on impairment.  Protecting residents from injury was long hailed as the gold standard in dementia care.  Unfortunately, this disabilities-based approach did little to foster healthy interaction with the environment. ...

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