Help! Aging Parents voted “One of the 20 Best Alzheimer’s Blogs of the Year”
Yesterday I didn’t write Tuesday’s post. We were in the Washington, DC area–me with only my iPhone, realizing blog-writing on a mobile device is impossible for me. Just before leaving I learned that, for the second year in a row, Healthline honors our blog as one of its 20 top Alzheimer’s blogs of 2015. (Click the 2014 Healthline badge, to see this year’s 20 best blogs. HPAW is #12. 2015 badge not on blog yet.)
Help! Aging Parents’ inclusion on this year’s “Best” list has special meaning for two reasons:
- First, it’s the only blog on the list that doesn’t have Alzheimer’s or dementia as a major focus.
- Second, as I wrote last year, neither Alzheimer’s or dementia is in my husband’s or my family so recognition of our efforts to share objective, substantive information to help the elders we care for–and about–means a great deal.
We take special pride in the fact that “Healthline’s editors carefully selected each winner based on quality, frequency of updates and contribution to the community”–specifically they say–
Helping Parents Age Well isn’t just about helping our parents. The information and insight in these pages is useful to anyone who anticipates living beyond midlife. Key thoughts like “Will these actions I’m about to undertake empower or diminish?” and “Does the quick fix harm later goals?” inform all of blogger Susan’s writing. Her focus on values and long-term solutions makes for a good life-coaching guide and regular reading.
Healthline evidently has over 30 million monthly visitors to its site. They say their “mission is to make the people of the world healthier through the power of information” and they “do this by creating quality health information that is authoritative, approachable, and actionable” …and “We focus our efforts on offering readers and visitors to our site objective, trustworthy, and accurate health information, guided by the principles of responsible journalism and publishing.”
While my iPhone doesn’t lend itself to my writing posts, it does lend itself to taking photos. This Memorial Day weekend was front and center in my mind as we visited the World War II Memorial in Washington yesterday.
Additional photos will be on Friday’s (in place of Saturday’s) post, in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
(Click photos to enlarge)