Gary Tetz

Gary Tetz

Things I Think is written by Gary Tetz, who has amused, informed and sometimes befuddled long-term care readers since the end of a previous century. He is a multimedia consultant for Consonus Healthcare Services in Portland, OR.

Most Recent Articles by Gary Tetz

Thanks, Mata Hari

Thanks, Mata Hari

You Mystery Shoppers have spoken: Assisted living communities do a bad job making a good first impression. If true, it's definitely a problem, and I'd thank you for sharing if I knew your real names.

Get up and get ready

Get up and get ready

If you're looking for an inspirational nugget to share at stand-up tomorrow morning, I might just have something for you.

Dirty hands needed

Dirty hands needed

Gardening is magic. Gardening is mindfulness. Gardening is therapist, physician and personal trainer without spandex or a copay. And now researchers have confirmed that gardening can help nursing home patients suffering with dementia.

Climb every mountain

Climb every mountain

I'm obsessed by mountains, particularly the ones I'm staring at right now in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Marvelous, epic monoliths of rock and ice, they dominate and intimidate. "Look up here, you tiny, transient human writing your little long-term care articles," they're taunting. "We've been here forever. You want a piece of us?"

Cynicism is contagious

Cynicism is contagious

Research shows cynical people die younger and are three times more likely to get dementia? Yeah, right. I'd like to see who paid for that study. And I just read on the Internet that evil corporations representing big-cynicism interests are conspiring to kill innovations in positive attitude in order to keep distrust and pessimism thriving. So change is hopeless. Why bother trying?

More Articles by Gary Tetz

Of tired mice and men

Shock 'em with action

A pause for civility

The selfie generation

Playing it forward

Meds in a cupcake

Sleepy? Have a waffle

Nomophobia threat

Invisible heroes seen

A not-so-joyful noise

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