The TGB Geriatrician is Dr. Bill Thomas (bio), a world-renowned geriatrician, author, blogger (ChangingAging) and creator of the Eden Alternative.
Most recently, he has partnered with the Picker Institute, a leading foundation for health care reform that places a person's needs, interests and desires at the center of their care. Dr. Thomas and Picker operate an advocacy program called RealCareNow to promote patient-centered care – of which this series on Time Goes By is a part.
A couple of weeks ago here at TGB, we had a lively conversation about the common aches and pains that seem to accompanying getting older for most of us. I decided it would be a good discussion to have with Bill Thomas.
Special Note: Next Tuesday, 25 January, Dr. Bill Thomas will host a live internet discussion with another geriatrician, dementia expert Dr. Al Power, to talk about the ethics surrounding early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. You can join the live discussion at 11:30AM eastern U.S. time next Tuesday here.
SOCIAL SECURITY UPDATE
Yesterday, I asked you to write President Obama to urge him to refuse to cut Social Security. If you haven't done that, please do. Our messages are read.
Now Nancy Leitz, who is a long time contributor to The Elder Storytelling Place, has forwarded a link to moveon.org which is hosting a petition to President Obama to oppose cuts to Social Security. You can sign it here. It doesn't hurt to do both – write and sign the petition.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Linda Carmi: Together Our Journey