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LA Times Cover’s Cruise For Those Living With Dementia & Their Families

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LA Times Cover’s Cruise For Those Living With Dementia & Their Families

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Lori La Bey, founder of a Minnesota-based organization called Alzheimer’s Speaks, maintains an online community in which patients and their caregivers “meet” and discuss common challenges.

Now she plans to bring them and others together on a weeklong Eastern Caribbean cruise in November.

The Dementia Friendly Symposium & Cruise will feature chats in which Alzheimer’s patients discuss how they live with the disease and what strategies they use to focus on what they want to do rather than on what they can no longer do. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Meet Me in Orange County on June 4th

Can’t Make It?  You can Still Have An Impact. 

Sponsor me to help raise fund for Women’s Research on Dementia

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At Maria Shriver’s Move For Minds Event

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Chair Yoga For Dementia

Chair Yoga For Dementia

on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Stacie Dooreck was born vegetarian with a yogic upbringing and teaching yoga since 1994. She is author of SunLight Chair Yoga: yoga for everyone! books and DVD and created the SunLight Chair Yoga: yoga for everyone! teacher trainings. Stacie teaches for assisted-living homes, companies, libraries and community centers in Bay Area CA and teaches her chair yoga teacher trainings at various ashrams.

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Email: info@sunlightyoga.com

Tel: 415.68.YOGA.8 (415.689.6428)

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Today we had an interesting conversation regarding communication.  You will here from those diagnosed and what they think about all the tips given by “Professionals” to communicate with them.  You will gain insights which will help you care better.  Learn how their senses change, how their emotions and behaviors are affect by their surroundings and how that impacts them in their daily living.

Thank You To Our Experts Living With Dementia:

Michael Ellenbogen, Paulan Gordon, Truthful Loving Kindness, Brian LeBlanc, Laurie Scherrer, Mary Howard, Susan Suchan and Harry Urban

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MARIA SHRIVER’S EXCITING EXPERIENCE
FOCUSED ON THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION

One Day. Eight Cities. Millions Impacted.
June 4, 2017
Boston | DallasLos Angeles | Miami | New York
Orange County | San Francisco | Washington DC

Join Lori La Bey In Orange County

Can’t Make it?   Donate & help her raise funds for research.

Any and all donations are appreciated.

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Leveraging Medical Fitness to Boost Quality of Living

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The Caregiver’s Journey: New Ways to Find Meaning

The Caregiver’s Journey:

New Ways to Find Meaning

Join The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation as they host another FREE Tele-Seminar.

November 18th at 8pm EST, 7pm CST, 6pm MST and 5pm PST.

Click Here To Register

Caregiving is often a life-changing experience for men and women, although statistics tell us that most caregivers are women. After becoming a caregiver for her mother who had dementia, Lori La Bey transformed her life to become an activist for caregivers and individuals with this disease.

Register for another fantastic F*R*E*E program offered by your ARPF!
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Guest Speaker: Lori La Bey
Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

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Hosted by Kirti Khalsa
Chief Operating Officer of the ARPF

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The Caregiver’s Journey: New Ways to Find Meaning

Mark your calendar for

November 18th,  2015 Teleseminar! 

The Caregiver’s Journey:

New Ways to Find Meaning

Guest Speaker: Lori La Bey,

Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Hosted by Kirti Khalsa,

Chief Operating Officer of the ARPF

Register for this F*R*E*E Teleseminar

DATE:  Wednesday, November 18, 2015

TIME:

5:00 p.m. PDT | 6:00 p.m. MDT | 7:00 p.m. CDT | 8:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for the November 18th Teleseminar to discover

The Caregiver’s Journey:

New Ways to Find Meaning. 

lori_with_radioCaregiving is often a life-changing experience for men and women, although statistics tell us that most caregivers are women. After becoming a caregiver for her mother who had dementia, Lori transformed her life to become an activist for caregivers and individuals with this disease.

 

Learn what the dementia-friendly movement is and how you can be supported and also make a difference globally as a care-partner.

It’s another fantastic F*R*E*E program

offered by your ARPF!

Please forward this information to your family members, clients or friends if you feel they may benefit from participating.

Click here to register online!

 

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Why We Need to Master Stress

Why We Need to Master Stress

Money and the economy continue to top the list of stressors for all Americans. Finances now overshadow the more usual daily stressors of work and relationships, with others worrying about providing for their family’s basic needs.

My own research clarifies that, when you feel you have less control over your stress, it definitely causes you more concern. It raises your internal mind, body, and emotional threat level.

Women Worse Off
Unfortunately, as I mentioned above, the brunt of this economic stress is falling upon women more than men. Compared with men, more women say they are stressed about money, the economy, job stability, housing costs, and health problems affecting their families.

Ladies of the boomer-generation (ages 44-65) and older (aged 66+) are most likely to report the economy as a significant stressor, while women in general rank financial worries above personal health. Female Boomers report increases in stress associated with their job stability and health problems affecting their families.

Beyond that, Generation Xers (ages 30-43) and Millennials (ages 18-29) are not immune from financial worries, either. Generation Xers are the women most concerned about money and Millennials are most concerned about housing costs as a source of stress.

Our economic stress is causing more than half of Americans to report irritability, anger, fatigue, headaches, and sleeplessness. What’s worse, these stress sufferers say they self-medicate by over-eating unhealthy foods, over drinking, and generally straying from healthy habits.

In addition to the above mentioned symptoms, the rise in stress-related issues can:
• Weaken your immune system
• Raise your blood pressure
• Increase your appetite
• Disturb your sleep
• Lead to depression
• Cause memory loss

So What Can You Do?
As research tells us, stress-mastering techniques can help us a great deal. When you are able to activate the proven anti-stress spot in your brain, many wonderful salubrious events occur. Your blood pressure goes down, your pulse decreases, your unhealthy stress chemicals plummet, and, perhaps most importantly, the amount of oxygen your body needs goes down. This puts you into a true anti-aging zone, because, when you use less oxygen, you create less free radicals, which are a hall-mark of the aging process.

We at the ARPF have been doing research on meditation and the prevention and reversal of memory loss. It has revealed that the first area that decreases in function in Alzheimer’s disease, an area called the posterior cingulate gyrus, actually is activated during our innovative 12-minute meditation called Kirtan Kriya (KK). KK is a singing meditation technique that is being used in many of ARPF numerous research projects. This research has been published in many leading medical journals in the past few years, including the prestigious Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. This is truly the Mind Body medical treatment for memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease™.

In our studies we have seen that KK actually reversed the symptoms of memory loss in subjects suffering from it and improved their energy, mood, and level of well-being; all in only 12 minutes a day. Moreover, KK is easy to learn, requires no involved training, or change of life style. We have found that it is very helpful when practiced for only twelve minutes a day, especially in the morning.

So go ahead, take advantage of this opportunity to prevent Alzheimer’s and start improving your brain function right away. It’s easy, fast, and fun. You’ll love the way you feel.

For more information on this singing exercise, go to http://www.alzheimersprevention.org/research/12-minute-memory-exercise.

ARPF_logoDharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President and Medical Director
Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

 

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Why Exercise is The Key to Improving Motor Skills in People with Dementia

Exercise is The Key to Improving Motor Skills in People with Dementia

Dementia isn’t just a disease that affects the mind. As it slowly steals away cherished memories, dementia can also cause an increasing loss of basic physical skills, such as getting up from a chair to stretch or even going for a walk.
But there is hope from a 2013 study conducted by the University of Arizona in Tucson.(1)

This study found that in dementia patients, increasing the intensity of the exercises used in a physical therapy program improved balance, leg strength and the ability to change positions. These physical improvements can help reduce falls, preserve independence and improve the overall quality of life for the patient with dementia, as well as their families and caregivers.

Other studies have shown that patients with dementia don’t do well in rehabilitation programs. But this could possibly be due to the fact that the rehabilitation program itself did not take into account certain limitations dementia patients have such as memory loss, difficulty speaking, difficulty understanding speech or simply a lack of motivation.
Based on the results of the University of Arizona study, a rehabilitation program for dementia patients must be specific to their needs and include the appropriate exercise intensity and for a long enough period of time.

This is crucial to remember if most elderly patients are going to be helped. In the United States, up to eighty percent of elderly patients that are part of a physical therapy program have some type of mental impairment, including dementia.
These factors are further reinforced by a 2011 study conducted in Germany. Elderly geriatric patients were divided into two groups of 74 patients each. The first group received a specially designed physical therapy program that took into account the challenges of people with dementia which included additional intensive exercises. The second group received the usual physical therapy program that the hospital provided.

The results showed that compared to patients receiving typical physical therapy, those in the specially designed program with increased exercise intensity had significant improvements in their physical abilities and on follow-up. What’s remarkable is that these improvements lasted nine months, even without continued training!
The takeaway message is this: People with dementia can benefit greatly from an intensive physical therapy program focused on maintaining strength, balance and the ability to walk. This will go far to help the dementia patient with overall health, well-being and independence.
The ARPF has been working with this group of researchers and funded a pilot study called Promoting Virtual Balance Exercise to Prevent Falls and Improve Cognition in Older Adults, which is in its final stages. The results are expected in the Fall of 2014. For more details about our Alzheimer’s prevention research studies, click here.

 

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Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President and Medical Director
Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

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Alzheimer’s Disease International On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Tuesday

Join Us Tuesday, June 1oth on –

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio where all voices on dementia are heard.

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11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London time

Call in to speak with host Lori La Bey  (714) 364-4757

All shows are recorded and can be listened to anytime after the live show.

Shannon_Wiersbitzky_Author_Photo_2012 Our 1st guest will be Shannon Wiersbitzky who is a middle-grade author, a hopeless optimist, and a lover of the outdoors. What Flowers Remember was inspired by Shannon’s own experiences with her grandfather who developed Alzheimer’s and later forgot her.

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ADI’s international conference held May in Puerto Rico
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Work with the world Health Organization and NCD Alliance
World Alzheimer’s month coming up in Sept.

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Share Your Favorite “Dad Moments and Memories!”

ARPF Father’s Day Contest runs until June 29th, 2014

June is the month we celebrate our fathers. This year, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 15th and what better way to celebrate the love for your father than submitting a favorite story and picture of him.

The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is asking you to share your Favorite Dad Moments and Memories – as a way to honor his love and support for you throughout the years. Be sure to include a photo with your story, if you can. Remember – the more information you include, the more likely you are to win.

Submit your entry to: contest@alzheimersprevention.org by Sunday, June 29th. When you submit your entry, send us your mailing address so you can claim your prize.

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Learn About The New Dementia Mentors Program on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

Learn About The Newly Launched

Dementia Mentors Program &

Food, Nutrition and Aging

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We go live on Tuesday at 11am EST, 10am CST 9am MST, 8am PST and 4pm London time.

Tuesday we will have talk with some of the foundering members of Dementia Mentors: Gary Joseph LeBlanc, Richard Taylor, Michael Neuvirth and Harry Urban. Dementia Mentors was built to help those newly diagnosed understand their life is not over, by connecting them with a mentor who has been living successfully with the disease himself. This is a fantastic program and resourceful website which will help people around the world.

Call in and join the conversation (714) 364-4757

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Our second guest will be Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) Scientific Advisory Council Member, Karen Koffler, M.D., will speak on Food and Nutrition. Dr. Koffler is the Medical Director of Canyon Ranch Miami Beach and will be answering questions like “what effects does food have on us as we age?

Call in and join the conversation (714) 364-4757

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or email them at: info@alzheimersprevention.org
or call at: 1-888-908-5766

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or email Dr Koffler at kkoffler@canyonranch.com

or call at:  305 514-7216

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Dementia The Power of Simplicity – Addressing Real Life Stigmas Associated With Dementia In Arizona

Lori La Bey Chief Executive Officer

Of Alzheimer’s Speaks,

Addresses Real Life Stigmas Associated With Dementia

At Upcoming ARPF Meeting

ARPF_logoThe Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation (ARPF) today announced that Lori La Bey, the chief executive of Alzheimer’s Speaks, will be the featured presenter on February 27 at the ARPF- sponsored workshop in Scottsdale, in association with Affordable Home Care. Alzheimer’s Speaks provides information and social media communities for those coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

La Bey’s presentation, entitled The Power of Simplicity; Explore the Myths & Magic of Disease, will look at what you can do to understand the world in which a person with dementia lives.

There are five objectives for La Bey’s presentation:

  1. Get new insight into an old problem;
  2. Learn to identify stress triggers when interacting with a person who has dementia;
  3. Get empowered to change your personal care culture;
  4. Walk out with new tools that are simple to implement and share with others;
  5. Discuss resources available for professionals and the public.

The ARPF and Alzheimer’s Speaks also announced a global partnership to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Together the organizations will provide caregivers with education and tools that will enable them to take care of loved ones.

“The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is honored to collaborate with Alzheimer’s Speaks to improve our Dementia Care Culture and empower all caregivers and people at risk of developing dementia to lead a healthier lifestyle, which can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. President and Medical Director, Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation.

“If you are like millions of Americans and others around the world, your top health priority is ‘staying mentally sharp as I age.’ ARPF has been working on prevention for 21 years through education and research on lifestyle-based interventions. It’s going to take all of us working together to defeat this multi-faceted disease and we are delighted to join forces with other organizations that have a similar mission.”

Lori_040_1LQSoftCroppedLa Bey has been working tirelessly for years to destigmatize Alzheimer’s and dementia.  “They say that it takes a village to raise a child,” says La Bey. “It also takes a village to take care of those who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  In my presentation, I’ll give the attendees concrete advice on how to take care of loved ones suffering from dementia. We’ll talk about taking care of the person and we’ll also discuss how to take care of yourself because that’s equally important.”

Through its multi-channel platform Alzheimer’s Speaks and Premier Partners at, Sharecare gives people accurate, clear and concise health and wellness information. The power behind Sharecare’s unique Q&A format is its collective wisdom, providing health-seeking consumers with answers reflecting multiple expert perspectives – greatly simplifying the search for quality information. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications.

Worldwide, 13 percent of people aged 60 and older will require long-term care with about half having dementia. Between 2010 and 2050, the total number of older people with dementia care needs is expected to triple from 101 to 277 million. The economic impact of dementia is staggering. The worldwide cost of dementia care is US $600 billion or 1 percent of global GDP.

Join the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, Alzheimer’s Speaks and Affordable Home Care in shifting our dementia care culture.

When:        Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time:          4:00pm until 5:30pm

Where:       Har Zion Congregation
6140 E. Thunderbird Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Parking and entrance in the back of the building
RSVP:         RSVP to Zach Shaw-zshaw@affordablehomecare.com; 480-451-8183480-451-8183

Seating is Limited, Register Today!

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About Alzheimer’s Speaks

Alzheimer’s Speaks has been recognized by Sharecare for its multi-channel platform, giving

Alz Speaks multi logo_091113Alzheimer’s Speaks has been named the #1 influencer online for Alzheimer’s by Sharecare with Dr. Oz. Alzheimer’s speaks provides a variety of platforms and forums to educate and shift our dementia care culture for both professional and family caregivers along with the public at large. Alzheimer’s Speaks believes collaborative and alternative approaches push society forward in search for answers and that working together and sharing knowledge is the best way to win the battle against this disease. Alzheimer’s Speaks believes it is time to shift caregiving from crisis to comfort by removing the fear and providing economical services, tools, concepts and products to those in need. For more information please visit: www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com or http://www.sharecare.com/group/alzheimers-speaks

About Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

ARPF_logoNow in its 21st year, the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides an alternative to the conventional, “magic bullet” drug approach. We believe that you can help yourself, right now, by utilizing a holistic or integrative medical approach, based on the lifestyle tools we advocate. Modern medical research reveals that all of the aspects of the ARPF’s Four Pillars of Prevention Plan, especially when used together, help build a healthier and stronger brain and memory.

For More Information Contact:

Conni Ingallina, Alzheimer’s Research Prevention Foundation 

7949 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 207,  Scottsdale, AZ 85260
      (888) 908-5766(888) 908-5766

 Lori La Bey, Alzheimer’s Speaks

PO Box 9846,  St. Paul, MN 55109     (651) 748-4714(651) 748-4714

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