Welcome to the year 2015!

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2015 New Years

If you’re like me, you’re wondering how another year has slipped by so quickly.  I’m sure there were a few of the 52 weeks that seemed to slog by, but all in all we can now look back and marvel at what we accomplished, or what others accomplished in our stead, during the past 365 days.

An accomplishment with which I’m happy is having authored this blog for the past three and a half years.  I’ve provided this blog for you, but I’ve also provided it for me because I truly enjoy having the opportunity to share my experiences and my viewpoints; I hope in the process that I have encouraged, helped, and entertained you.  From the start of Baby Boomers and More in 2011 to the end of 2014, I posted 520 articles.  I’d be a very happy blogger if the quality of those articles surpassed the quantity because if I’m just talking into thin air without benefit to others, its hardly worth the space my blog occupies.

Here are links to the five most visited articles in the year 2014 based on WordPress statistics:

Long-term care (LTC) insurance policies: rejection hurts, posted June 2012

Movies about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, October 2012  I’d also like to add two movies to the list: the outstanding documentary Alive Inside about the benefits of personalized music for those with dementia. I’ve linked an article I wrote about the documentary that includes links to the Alive Inside website, as well as Still Alice, the movie from the best-selling novel of the same title by Lisa Genova, Still Alice will be released early this year.

Making memory books for people with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia, posted March 2012

Advocacy for long-term care residents, posted February 2014

Unconscionable crime: stealing from a family member with dementia, posted August 2012

I hope you’ll take the time to read the above articles to find out why they generated so much interest.  And if you could please take a few minutes, I could really use your input.  Please make suggestions for topics you would like to see covered on my blog in 2015 and I’ll do my best to address them.

2015 girl with watering canHappy New Year y’all!  May good things grow for you in the year to come.

 

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4 thoughts on “Welcome to the year 2015!

    Seniorly Team said:
    January 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    This year we are launching Seniorly.com. A simple way for people to find, share, and join senior housing communities.

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    January 3, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you for these links, Irene. I’m interested in reading more about the personalized music treatment. I’ve heard a great deal lately about the benefits. I read Still Alice last year…very emotional read. I wasn’t aware of the movie being released.

      boomer98053 responded:
      January 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      I believe the movie, Still Alice, will be released mid-January. I, for one, can hardly wait. Music therapy for those with dementia is quite a welcome phenomenon. You can purchase, rent, or stream Alive Inside; it’s very well-worth the viewing. Such a simple therapy: music. Medicare won’t reimburse for IPods (regardless of how old) in nursing homes, but they’ll reimburse for a medication costing a thousand dollars or more per month. Very sad.

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