Using Mind Maps with Lifelong Learners

A mind map is a powerful graphic strategy for organizing information. Beyond the idea of brainstorming and classifying information about a topic, a mind map provides lifelong learners with...

Using Open Ended Questions

Language, or the spoken word, is one of the most powerful ways we have to help...

Thank You for Your Service

Many of you know that every couple of weeks I have the privilege of spending time at the Phoenix Veteran’s Hospital. These men (and an occasional woman) are physically...

Old People are Cool!

We’ve known for a long time that our society suffers from “ageism” or discrimination against old people. The discrimination may be casual or systemic. Casual is a joke, a...

Curious Residents

Recently, Dyana Hesson, an Arizona artist presented her art and told her life story to a group of residents at a senior adult living community. The class was part...

Dementia Friendly America™ and ALLE Learning™

Dementia Friendly America™ was launched at the July 2015 White House Conference on Aging. The forerunner of DFA is ACT on Alzheimer’s, a Minnesota initiative that began with “a handful...