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Archive for December, 2010

The arts are transformative! Most recently Hilda Goldblatt Gorenstein, a painter who had Alzheimer’s Disease rediscovered painting, producing hundreds of abstracts and representational watercolors. Working with students from the Art Institute of Chicago, Hilda, became calmer and more expressive through her painting experiences, and improved her quality of life through another way of remembering. Her daughter went on to co-direct a movie, “I Remember Better When I Paint.”

“, and formed a non-for profit organization called the Hilgos Foundation to further public education and support for Arts and Alzheimer’s Disease. Read more about Hilda and her return to painting.

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Here’s an excellent interview between Christa Tippet and Thupten Jinpa, one of the primary translators for HH Dalai Lama.

Thupten Jinpa has the classic Tibetan monastic education, as well as degrees from  Oxford in philosophy.

Now a husband and father, he has unique East/West perspective, which he articulates brilliantly.

For more, check out On Being

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TUNE IN for a discussion with Andrea about Transitional Keys and Caregiving

Channel: Doctor Radio, on Sirius 114 and XM 119

Air time: Live interview, Monday, December 13th  4-5pm (Eastern)

Host: Dr. Michael Perskin

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Timothy Leary and Ram Dass reflecting on life and death.

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New magazine coming out of UK- where they are leaps ahead of us in reconsidering end of life planning and care.

From their website:

About Us:  Eulogy magazine provides advice, support, encouragement and a much needed laugh when you need it most. We have set out to challenge the convention that death, the process of grief and bereavement cannot be sensibly articulated or discussed as part of life. We have no religious remit, nor any social or political agenda. Eulogy is simply – ‘The world’s first magazine to celebrate life and death’.

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TUNE IN for a discussion with Andrea about Transitional Keys and Caregiving

Channel: Doctor Radio, on Sirius 114 and XM 119

Air time: Live interview, Monday, December 13th  4-5pm (Eastern)

Host: Dr. Michael Perskin

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Great segment on All Things Considered about the power of breathing  to control stress

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