The Difference is Night and Day

We have thousands of years of living life in harmony with the sun, but humans have jeopardized that harmonious relationship since the invention of the light bulb. Circadian entrainment has become a buzz-worthy concept in the lighting industry and is beginning to find its way into the minds of senior-living designers and providers. Circadian entrainment... Continue Reading →

Holding On To Memories

Alzheimer’s has plagued my family for years. Growing up I always heard stories of my grandfather’s sisters who grew silent, didn’t recognize their own children, couldn’t eat, and on and on. While I was aware of the disease I had never actually experienced it first-hand. That all changed in March of 1998 when I took […]... Continue Reading →

‘Making a difference’ gets personal

Last week, we posted about the many talented people of BLDD who created artwork to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's. This week, I wanted to share a personal story behind the artwork that I contributed to the effort, in honor of two very special people.... my maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother. Alzheimer's... Continue Reading →

Making a Difference

Alzheimer’s affects both its victims and those who love them. This disease hit close to home at BLDD when one of our own, Mike Cardinal, was diagnosed with early onset dementia at the young age of 56.  Mike was a principal in our firm, but so much more than that.  He was one of the... Continue Reading →

Halloween, Ageism, and the Road to Indianapolis!

Only one more year and the national LeadingAge conference for senior living providers will no longer take place over Halloween!  My wife and kids will be much happier because I did my trick-or-treating at the big conference in Indianapolis last month…without themL.  So what was everyone talking about?  My bullet point take-aways: Ageism: “A tendency... Continue Reading →

The Bedroom Door

Ha!  Not what you're thinking...nothing risque behind THIS door. However, a senior living client recently raised an intriguing question:  "Why do we need a door to the bedroom?" As architects, we design senior housing apartments with all kinds of accommodations to make them more accessible. But what is more cumbersome than negotiating DOORS from a... Continue Reading →

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