What We're Following May 31, 2019

It’s not just the kids who spend too much time on digital devices


The New York Times published an article about a study of teens and parents around perceptions of digital device usage. There are some interesting ideas that popped including teens who feel their parents exhibit signs of addiction.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/technology/cell-phone-usage.html


A nice article about ageism in medicine


This article dives into some topics that makes sense when thinking about passive ways ageism can enter into the process of elder care. It talks about some of the stages of aging and how they can be somewhat fluid and also addresses a helpful approach when one doctor diagnoses and prescribes based on the 5 P’s.


https://khn.org/news/navigating-aging-a-doctor-speaks-out-about-ageism-in-medicine/


A millennials opinions on the barriers to milestones of yesteryear


Some interesting points that are likely illustrative of what many in the generation in their 20’s and 30’s may be feeling and how that influences life decisions. Cultural mindset along with economic and political elements enter into the opinion piece. Worth a gander.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/want-millennials-to-get-married-and-have-babies-change-the-policies-that-stop-us/2019/05/29/497ca3a6-824b-11e9-933d-7501070ee669_story.html


Veteran’s Affairs (VA) looking for new members to advise on caregiver issues


The advisory board talks about and provides suggestions about caregiver issues for US veterans. In a report in April they made 12 recommendations meant to provide more support and communication for vets and their caregivers. One surprising stat on the scope of Vet assistance and networks, “More than 19,000 post-9/11 veterans are enrolled in the VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, and nearly 400,000 spouses, children and parents of veterans receive dependency and indemnity compensation from the VA.” They are looking for new board members and submissions deadlines are July 1.


https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/29/va-seeks-new-members-caregiver-and-family-advisory-board.html


Inspirational Kids In Recent History


It’s Amazing How Some Kids Can Teach Us About Strength and Courage. Civil rights, survival and amazing ideas can be enough for us to recognize that it’s not “always” adults who can play the role of teacher. It’s a good slideshow to recognize some amazing accomplishments and missions from our younger world citizens.


https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/inspirational-stories/g5188/kids-who-changed-the-world/?slide=24

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/inspirational-stories/g5188/kids-who-changed-the-world/




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