For 20 years, Dr. Bill Thomas, a Harvard-trained geriatrician, has worked to improve the way nursing home care is delivered. He has encouraged caregivers to treat “residents” as people who need care, not just patients who need treatment.
This week on the #AskDrBill show Nate and Bill discuss the power of language in our culture. How do words alter our pre-conceived notions of ourselves and the people around us? Nate also shares some exciting news and details about an upcoming trip to Uganda with fellow Age of Disruption Tour member, Samite.
In recognition of the upcoming holiday Dr. Bill Thomas and Nate Silas Richardson discuss the concept of independence. What does it really mean to live well with independence? Dr. Bill and Nate also answer an audience question.
Nate and Dr. Bill Thomas discuss the concept of cognitive prosthetics. and how they take advantage of this while performing on stage. Dr. Bill explains the ways we are already using a sort of cognitive prosthetics in our own lives.