083 Disrupting Aging and Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities


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In This Episode:

Dr. K talks with Kavan Peterson, editor and co-founder (with Dr. Bill Thomas) of ChangingAging.org. He is also the Chief Operation Officer for the Minka House Project. They discuss:

  • How Kavan met Bill Thomas and why they founded ChangingAging.org
  • How approaches to aging have improved over the past decade
  • Why the ChangingAging Tour emphasizes listening sessions, and the top two concerns they hear about
  • Why multi-generational interaction is so important
  • Why ChangingAging decided to focus on disrupting dementia
  • The Village of Hope project and the creation of dementia-friendly communities
  • How technological innovations can help care for aging adults
  • What’s next for ChangingAging, Minka and MAGIC in 2019
  • How and why you should get involved in creating age-friendly communities

Related episodes:

082- Interview: Bill Thomas on Housing & Communities as Engines of Independence in Aging

074 Interview: How the Village Model Supports Aging in Place & Community

055 Interview: Bill Thomas on Ageism & Innovations to Improve Aging

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