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Dementia Icon, Richard Taylor Will Be Missed But Never Forgotten

Dementia Icon, Richard Taylor

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Will Be Missed

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Richard Taylor was a trailer blazer in the world of dementia.  Known around the world for his honest and pressing insights, Richards legacy will forever live on.  His goals where simple yet massive, his stamina on wavering and his passion for change electric.  To list his accomplishments would surprise most, but instead I would love for each of you to hear from those that knew Richard.  Listen to what people around the world thought of Richard and his work. Learn what you can do to make a difference.

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ASR Richard Taylor“Richard, may you rest in peace my friend.  May you find freedom and renewed sense of purpose as you guide us from the other side.”

                                                                     Lori La Bey, Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks 

To learn more about Richard go to his website.

When you go to Richards Website, please check his amazing books and DVD’s along with his blog.

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Look out, Sudoku! Great NEW Book For Those Diagnosed With MCI

Great NEW Book

For Those Diagnosed With MCI

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Look out, Sudoku! 

Keep Your Brain Stronger for Longer offers a fantastic tool to help people exercise their brain. This book is ideal for those diagnosed with  MCI (Mild cognitive Impairment),  EOAD (Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease) as well as anyone interested in maintaining their own brain health including those caring for them.

The book also helps us understand cognition affects much more than just memory loss, dispelling some of the myths and stigmas associated with dementia. Kudos Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD, for pulling together such a great resource!

Anyone who takes a look in the book will see immediately these are not just memory or recall exercises. Through a variety of specific exercises one will they have been purposely developed to work the areas of the brain that manages:

Attention

Calculation

Executive Functioning

Language

Memory

Processing Speed

Reasoning

Sequencing

Visual-Spatial Skills

Personally I love the wide variety of exercises offered in “Keep You Brain Stronger For Longer.”  I found each of them challenging, fascinating and fun to do.

Check Out the Book Yourself! 

I’d Love To Know What You Think!

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Personalized Puzzles, Reminiscing Activities Plus Clinical Trials For Dementia

Personalized Puzzles, Reminiscing Activities

Plus Clinical Trials For Dementia

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio has been raising awareness and providing resources for those dealing with dementia since 2011.  All voices are welcome on the show.  Do you have a story to tell?  A product that will make living with dementia easier?  Are you doing research to create a cure? We want to hear from you.

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Pieces of the past protrait puzzles missiy and MelindaToday we will talk with two sisters Mindy and Missy Dalgarn who created Pieces of the Past in collaboration with Portrait Puzzles in May of 2014.  It is their intent to spread the word about the power of puzzles as a reminiscence activity for those with dementia.  You’ll hear from a few others and what think they about Pieces of the Past as well.

 

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The second half, we will have Dr Neelum Aggarwal from Rush University Medical Center, who will be discussing dementia and clinical trials.

 

 

 

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Dementia – Benefits of Meditation and Spiritual Fitness

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New Journal Article Highlights Benefits of

Meditation and Spiritual Fitness

July 15, 2015 (Tucson, AZ) – Meditation and spiritual fitness are key components in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease according to a new article, “Stress, Meditation, and Alzheimer’s Prevention: Where the Evidence Stands”, published in an early online version of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 48(1). The print edition is scheduled to be published in August.

Dr DharmaWhile preliminary studies have suggested a link between meditation, a sense of spirituality or faith and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, the article’s author, Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., states that a cultivation of higher levels of psycho-social well-being, such as independence, resilience and life purpose represents “an important new frontier that deserves further research as it is freely available to anyone, anytime, anywhere.”

The article reviews decades of research into the impact that various meditation techniques have had on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on one evidence-based practice that Khalsa says can be a powerful part of any Alzheimer’s prevention and spiritual fitness program, Kirtan Kriya (KK), a meditation technique which has been successfully used to improve memory in studies of people with subjective cognitive decline and mild cognitive impairment.

Khalsa’s article highlights the principles and practices of this 12-minute meditation, with corresponding SPECT scans showing how it successfully activates the posterior cingulate gyrus, an important region of the brain that helps regulate memory and emotional function. The article also summarizes KK’s associated benefits, including a diminished loss of brain volume with age, significantly lower levels of depressive symptoms, and greater improvement of mental health, well-being and memory.

“We’ve been studying the impact of meditation on memory for more than 20 years, and are as encouraged as we’ve ever been on its powerful role in maximizing brain health,” said Khalsa, president and medical director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation and a clinical associate professor of integrative medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  “Science is showing that meditation and spiritual fitness can be an important dimension in battling Alzheimer’s, and Kirtan Kriya is a safe, affordable, fast, and effective way to keep the brain spiritually fit.”

The full text of “Stress, Meditation, and Alzheimer’s Prevention: Where the Evidence Stands” can be accessed here

The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach about the lifestyle changes that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.  For more information, please visit:

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Here is the Recording of Dementia Chats Today

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Recording From Today

July 14th, 2015 – We discussed the moving target of a person with dementia and their abilities and disabilities. How this affects the person diagnosed as well as those that care for them. We also discussed the news of the launch of Dementia Friendly America and what that means for us today and tomorrow and what people would like to see happen with this this.

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Dementia Action Alliance – Webinar – “Living Fully with Dementia”

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You are invited you to join our Special Living Fully with Dementia – Personal Perspectives” Discussion on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at:

1:00 pm Eastern    12:00 pm Noon  Central     11:00 am Mountain     10:00 am Pacific Time

We are honored that Alexander “Sandy” Halperin, DDS; Truthful Loving Kindness; Robert Bowles Jr., R.Ph. and Harry Urban will share insights and inspiring messages from their uniquely personal journeys as advocates, mentors, bloggers, and speakers in the U.S. and globally.

We know their experiences will provide much food for thought for our efforts to advance “Living Fully with Dementia” across our country.

We will use an online ZOOM platform with expanded capacity that will allow us to see one another and talk to one another.

To join our meeting, please follow these directions:

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:  https://www.zoom.us/j/950829550

Or join by phone:   (415) 762-9988      Meeting ID:  950 829 550

If you have not used Zoom before, go through the following steps about 5-7 minutes before the meeting, as you may need to download software.

1.    Go to www.zoom.us on your computer.

2.    Look at the strip along the top of their website and to the right side and you will see their small blue Join a Meeting click-through.

3.    Click on Join a Meeting (It may tell you to download software)

4.    Enter the meeting code   950829550

5. Or Join By Phone:   (415) 762-9988        Meeting ID:  950 829 550

Do not hesitate to contact Jackie at jpinkowitz@gmail.com or 732.212.9036 with any questions you may have.

The Dementia Action Alliance is committed to helping people live fully with dementia and supporting those who care about them. We are a volunteer coalition engaged in changing our nation’s understanding and attitude of dementia through serving as a trusted source for education, conversations, and advocacy.

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Join Dementia Chats Webinar Tuesday Afternoon – FREE

Join Dementia Chats Webinar

Today, Tuesday – July 14th, 2015

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3pm EST, 2pm CST, 1pm MST, 12pm PST and 8pm London

Bring Your Questions

Twice a month we get together with our experts living with dementia to have an interesting conversation. Each brings their unique and honest opinions and insights.  Our audience interacts with our experts by utilizing the chat box.

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Its FREE, FUN & EDUCATIONAL!

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