Aging doesn’t mean you’re old. A vast majority are looking to age well- young in heart and young in mind, this podcast may be for you. 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 brain and encouraging ways to improve your physical, mental and spiritual health. Not an artist? Not a problem, creativity is not just about the arts, but living life to its fullest.
N2CreativeAging Jun 17, 2020
An Encore Expedition with Joshua Vickery: Choral & Creativity in Aging Health & Wellness
An interview with Encore Creativity’s Chief Executive Officer, Joshua Vickery, in a wonderful conversation about Encore Creativity’s national choral programs for older adults, and persons living with dementia, that provides a look as to how the benefits of singing and music enriches the brain, body and spirit. Learn how you can bring Encore into your community, and help make a difference in positive aging.
Feb 14, 202334:45
A Conversation about Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People
Dr. Stephen G. Post addresses important topics in his new book, ‘Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease’. Reverend Dr. Jade Angelica who is also featured, shares her contribution in the book and offers inspiring words of wisdom in best care practices. A deeply enriched conversation with two of the best advocates in spiritual, emotional and healing perspectives in our humanity.
Mar 07, 202249:23
Young-onset Alzheimer’s & Lorenzo’s House: Turning Limitations into Hope & Connections
Diana Shulla-Cose is the Founder/President of Lorenzo’s House, an organization based in Chicago that provides support for families living with Young-onset Alzheimer’s disease. From youth with a parent living with Younger-onset to caregivers needing self-care, Lorenzo’s House cultivates the need that is missing from this population. Tune into Diana’s story and hear how this family is making connections and bringing in hope into the world.
Oct 08, 202136:12
An Interview with Laura Vaillancourt: Where Needs are Met in Dementia & Mental Health Counseling
Laura Vaillancourt is a licensed mental health counselor, geriatric mental health specialist, and an expert in the aging process. She works with families, medical professionals and persons living with dementia in a variety of ways. Laura is a force of energy in bringing advocacy, education, guidance and awareness in dementia care. With an interesting life growing up with an outhouse and no electricity- she speaks about her passions that brought her into this work of creative aging.
Jul 26, 202141:15
An Interview with Rev Dr. Jade Angelica on Alzheimer’s, Spirituality and Connections
Author, speaker and spiritual pioneer in Alzheimer’s care, Reverend Dr. Jade Angelica speaks about her experiences of caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s disease and how her search for God brought them closer in their relationship. Dr. Angelica is the President/Founder of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s, a revolutionary nonprofit foundation doing extraordinary work in dementia care.
Jun 25, 202137:12
How FriendshipWorks Supports Older Adults through Friendship Volunteer Acts of Kindness
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.
Feb 24, 202140:46
An Interview with Craig Price and Improv Theatre’s Magic on Wellness
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.
Nov 19, 202034:10
An Interview with Alison Weinlaeder of Cardiomelon
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...
Nov 12, 202029:30
An interview with Roger Anunsen on brain health and happiness
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!
Sep 25, 202038:43
Joe Hausch of PHOTAVIA Talks About Creative Living and Making Art a Lifesytle
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.
Aug 29, 202037:15
An Interview with Michael C. Patterson, CEO of MINDRAMP
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.
Aug 21, 202040:26
A Panel Discussion on Dr. Gene Cohen’s Legacy on Aging, Health & Creativity
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.
Aug 08, 202050:24
Interview with Dr. Wendy Miller of the Creative Therapy Institute
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
Jul 09, 202031:52
An Interview on ‘I Remember Better When I Paint’ with Berna Huebner
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.
Jun 27, 202029:32
Neurologist Daniel C. Potts, M.D. Speaks about Aging, Disease & Life Concepts
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
Jun 17, 202028:40
Are You Ever too Old in Life?
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
Jun 06, 202016:06
Sky Blue Review
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...
May 31, 202011:53
Looking Beyond Stigmas & Activity Director Roles
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.
May 27, 202018:17
Creativity, Agism and Societal Messages
In this episode we’re exploring the psyche and the societal messages that the brain receives on a daily basis. Questioning the messages, and not being afraid to engage in something new.
May 26, 202018:47
May 25, 2020
May 25, 202000:53