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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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Chair Yoga For Dementia

Chair Yoga For Dementia

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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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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.

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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

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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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