“We all become disabled at some point in our lives”.
A quote from the brilliant Kat Holmes, author of Mismatch- an excellent read – Mismatch (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life): How Inclusion Shapes Design Paperback
How can light help?
Design a space you want to live in yourself- we’re all going there someday!
Time to take care of the carers too.
Around 13% of front line nursing staff work shifts in the UK (Care sector has the highest number of night workers, report finds)
Around 76% of informal care-givers say they struggle with sleep (How Adult Caregiving Impacts Sleep: a Systematic Review)
Arne Lowdon’s paper offers an excellent balanced perspective on how lighting for the night shift can help (Considerations on how to light the night-shift)
To paraphrase :
Join me on the Technology stage Senior Care Show on 30th June to talk more about how the right light at the right time can help our carers get the rest they deserve. It’s free and should be a great discussion
Night owls eat faster – it’s your parent’s fault!
Morning types spend longer over lunch – while evening types eat faster and tend to have a poorer diet too. Eating speed, just like your chronotype, is at least partly genetic (How Fast Do “Owls” and “Larks” Eat?) but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it – this excellent blog, Can You Change Your Circadian Rhythm?, suggests five simple tips to manage your natural sleep-wake preference. It doesn’t have any tips for chewing your food though!
Swallows on the wing
Hunting swallows are an awe-inspiring sight in the UK at this time of year. I’ve always wondered how they could catch insects on the fly – and researching this post was an excuse to find out!
Here’s an article about Swallows you might enjoy – Swallows on the Hunt
Enjoy this spring sunshine!