NY Times article: Our irrational fear of forgetting

A 22 May 2011 NY Times op-ed piece entitled “Our irrational fear of forgetting” raised questions around societal attitudes toward Alzheimer’s or more specifically, people who appear to have Alzheimer’s. A few highlights I picked out: • The writer warns of doctors who use the label of Alzheimer’s as a rationale for stopping life-sustaining treatments, […]

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Robot teddy bears for elders

This article and this one minute Japanese video describe a robot teddy bear: The hope is to use them for “robot therapy” in geriatric medicine for patients that suffer from dementia, says Fujitsu. In SRV workshops, we teach about the devalued role of child for elders (‘second childhood’). Teddy bears are typically associated with quite […]

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · One Comment
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