Convergence of AI, Data Science, and Big Data in Senior Care

Akmal Chaudhri, Esq. is a seasoned Subject Matter Expert (SME) in database technology with a career since 1988 that spans roles like developer, consultant, and technical trainer. His extensive expertise includes Big Data, Data Science, and NoSQL. Chaudhri holds advanced degrees in Computing and Information Systems and Computer Science with a specialization in Database Performance Benchmarking. He’s internationally recognized, presenting at various conferences, serving on program committees, and advising on Big Data Analytics. Chaudhri has edited/co-edited ten books and maintains an active online presence, sharing insights on technologies like OpenAI and SingleStoreDB. His comprehensive skills, backed by an impressive academic foundation and practical experience, positions him as a leader in database technology. Topics Covered: 🛤️ The journey in the database technology field since 1988. 🌱 The evolution of Big Data and Data Science fields. 🔄 Significant changes in the database technology landscape. ⏰ Pivotal moments and their influence on career path. 🔁 Comparative experiences with NoSQL and traditional database technologies. 📚 Challenges of editing a book in the technology field. 🌐 Experiences and lessons from serving on the 2015 Expert Advisory Panel guiding Malaysia’s Big Data Analytics journey. 🔄 Strategies for staying up-to-date in the rapidly changing field of database technology. 🔮 Anticipated future trends in Big Data and Data Science. 🤖 The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Senior Care. 🧩 Predictive Modeling and Pattern Recognition in Data Science for Senior Care. 📈 Utilizing Big Data for Enhancing Senior Care. 🎓 Advice for newcomers to the field of database technology and Big Data. #Data #BigData #ai #seniorcare #seniorliving #healthcare 👉 Live Event Playlist: 👉 Dementia Playlist: 👉 Senior Health Care Playlist: 👉 Branding and Scaling Your Business with inOneApp: 👉 Subscribe: 👉 See our Website: 🎙 Boomer Living Podcast: 👉 LinkedIn 👉 Email We love getting your letters. Send it here: Hanh Brown PO Box 871843 Canton MI 48187

How to Support an Aging Parent Who Refuses Medical Assistance

In this video, we delve into the complex topic of why a parent may refuse medical or home care. We understand that dealing with elderly care resistance can be an emotional and challenging task for caregivers, but understanding the root causes of a parent’s refusal of care is crucial in finding ways to support their well-being and maintain their autonomy and dignity. We will explore some of the common reasons for aging parent refusal of care, such as dementia and medical refusal, and provide strategies for supporting a stubborn elderly parent and dealing with resistant elderly parents. We’ll also cover important topics such as medical assistance refusal in aging adults, home care refusal, and coping with a resistant elderly parent. Join us as we dive into understanding and supporting aging parents who refuse care. Summary: The video aims to help caregivers understand the various reasons why a parent may refuse medical or home care. It highlights that a parent’s refusal of care can have many root causes, such as lack of understanding, fear of the unknown, or a desire to maintain independence. The video emphasizes the importance of taking the time to understand the cause behind such a decision before trying to force them into care they may not understand or feel comfortable with. This could include providing information and education about the care being offered, helping them overcome fears and anxieties with empathy, or simply giving reassurance that their health and well-being will remain uncompromised. By taking this approach, parents can make informed decisions about their care based on knowledge and trust. The video also mentions that past experiences can have a profound effect on a parent’s decision making, particularly when it comes to healthcare. A parent who has had negative experiences in the past may be reluctant to accept medical treatment or follow through with recommended care. Negative past experiences, such as mistreatment or misdiagnosis, can make parents distrustful of healthcare professionals and hesitant to seek medical care. Previous experiences with illnesses or injuries that resulted in poor outcomes can make parents hesitant to seek medical help. Parents may also be hesitant to seek medical treatment due to financial concerns, such as the high costs of care and the financial strain it caused in the past. This may lead to avoiding seeking medical help or accepting home care or assisted living. As a caregiver, understanding one’s parental past experiences is key in order to develop strategies and provide tailored care that meets their needs and preferences. The video also highlights that cognitive decline can make it hard for aging adults to understand and accept medical care. This is especially difficult for aging parents, who may not realize the extent of their cognitive decline or the harm it can cause without proper medical care. Memory impairment, executive function decline, and attention issues can make it hard for older adults to follow medical instructions, make complex decisions, or focus on health discussions. In these situations, caregivers must be understanding, sensitive, and patient. They should explain how accepting care improves quality of life in a way the patient can understand. The video also emphasizes the importance of involving patients in their care decisions as much as possible, even with cognitive decline, in order to support their autonomy and quality of life and make the care process more person-centered. Finally, the video mentions that people’s beliefs can strongly influence their refusal of care. Religious beliefs, belief in alternative medicine, and cultural beliefs can cause someone to refuse certain medical treatments or procedures. It’s important for caregivers to be aware of this and show understanding of what the patient’s beliefs are and how they influence their healthcare decisions. Caregivers should be respectful of patients’ beliefs and preferences and make sure their treatment plan aligns with them as much as possible. 👉 Live Event Playlist: 👉 Dementia Playlist: 👉 Senior Health Care Playlist: 👉 Branding and Scaling Your Business with inOneApp: 👉 Subscribe: 👉 See our Website: 🎙 Boomer Living Podcast: 👉 LinkedIn 👉 Email We love getting your letters. Send it here: Hanh Brown PO Box 871843 Canton MI 48187 #agingparents #elderlycare #seniorhealth #familycaregiver #medicalassistance

William Pettit – The Merrill Gardens Experience of Senior Living, 5 Must-haves of Senior Living, Middle Income Affordable Housing, Technology Usability for Seniors

Middle-income seniors have too many financial assets to qualify for Medicaid and not always enough to cover housing and support needs as their health and functional abilities change. If you’re a middle-income senior who wants or needs more help, but can’t afford it, where do you turn? Merrill Gardens offers senior living communities for the middle class with an option for those in need of some extra assistance while maintaining independence.  Whether they need some extra assistance with daily activities or want to enjoy all the perks of an active lifestyle, the residents have the freedom and flexibility to pursue their interests while staying in one place. The community offers five pillars of support—healthcare services, wellness programs, dining options, social events, and resident services—to ensure your loved ones will always have what they need when they need it.  —————— Timestamps: [00:00]Pre-Intro dialogue from William Pettit [01:35]Introductions [02:59]You had 18 years in banking before joining RD Merrill Company. What prompted you to make this career switch? [05:36]The company believes that the ability to help seniors live their own lives and make their own decisions is the key to happier and fuller lives. Can you explain what you mean by that? [07:11]How do you think the senior housing industry will change post-pandemic? [09:35]Do you think these changes will help evolve to the next generation of senior living? [10:36]From an operational side, you’re talking about wellness, longevity, just activities offering some vibrancy and perhaps lends itself for them to have a purpose? [21:00]The next generation of seniors will have more options for middle-income seniors available to them, than generations in the past have. What do you think these middle-income options will look like and what services may be available? [29:58]Do you think someday these senior living alternatives may become the norm? [30:26]Do you think it’s a better alternative to aging in place? Why or why not? [39:01]You rolled out Google Nest Hub, Max Devices, to many of your buildings. The residents now have plug-and-play experience when it comes to contacting their friends and loved ones. Can you give us a brief explanation of what this product is and what were you trying to solve? [44:42]During 2020 in the thick of the pandemic PGIM Real Estate provided a loan of 460 million as part of Merrill Gardens’ portfolio acquisition. This speaks volumes about the strength of the relationship and the collaboration required by all parties to navigate this, turbulent, pandemic market climate. What lessons can you share about your successful closing? In terms of quality of the portfolio, location, and mostly the people? [47:16]Do you have any other thoughts that you would like to share?—————— Bio:William (Bill) Pettit is the president and chief operating officer of the R. D. Merrill Company with responsibility for Merrill Gardens and sister company Pillar Properties. Merrill Gardens is one of the most respected assisted living operators in the country with 70 communities in 20 states. Pillar Properties is an award-winning developer, owner, and operator of multi-family housing with 1,700 units in operation and the developer for all Merrill Gardens new communities. Pettit joined the R.D. Merrill Company in 1992 after 18 years in the banking industry and he was instrumental in the formation of the companies. He directed the rapid growth and timely execution of acquisitions and developed the policies that speak to the Merrill Gardens and Pillar Properties’ commitment to quality. Learn more about William Pettit here:

Marlon Sobol – The Power of Music to Heal Seniors with Dementia

Researchers have focused on how music can benefit those with Alzheimer’s. Anecdotal evidence shows that music can tap memories and reduce anxiety, pain, heart rate, and blood pressure. It can help accelerate healing, boost learning, improve neurological disorders and increase social interaction. Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer’s disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively undamaged by the disease. Listening to favorite music can trigger long-term memories and bring comfort to people with Alzheimer’s. Music therapy can also reduce agitation, anxiety, and aggression in people with dementia. For some people, music may help ease physical pain. And research suggests that group singing may help improve memory and social interactions. Today My guest is Marlon Sobol MT-BC, LCAT. Marlon is a highly energetic and engaging music therapist and musician with over 20 years of experience in the Healthcare industry and has toured America and Europe, playing some of the biggest stages. He chooses to make meaningful music experiences with people of all ages and walks of life! Keeping a high-performance bar helps create a strong music-centered therapeutic and immersive experience for the seniors. He believes capturing top group music therapy techniques on video creates a vibrant, healthy community. Find Marlon on LinkedIn:

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