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Anxiety, Depression, Food and Dementia

Tune in Thursday March 14th at 11am EST, 10am CST, 9am MST, 8am PST, 4pm London and 2am on the 15th in Australia

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We are excited to have the renown Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Neil Nedley join us on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.  The two will share their vast knowledge on the relationship between food, anxiety, depression and dementia.  We believe you will find this program fascinating with insights to empower you, if you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, family care partner or professional.  You can learn more about their upcoming events at the Community of Wellness Symposium and Gala on 3/21-3/22 and the Lifestyle Medicine approach to improve brain health and overcome addictions on 3/23 in Rochester, MN hosted by Lotus Health Foundation.

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Contact Information

Dr. Neal Barnard

Website:  www.pcrm.org (PCRM home page)

Website:  https://kickstart.pcrm.org (PCRM 21 Day Kickstart)

Neal Barnard’s Book:https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Dr.+Neal+Barnard&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

Dr. Nedley         

Phone:  580.226.8007

Website:  www.nedleyhealthsolutions.com

Website:  www.depressionthewayout.com

Upcoming Public Events with Lori La Bey

Schedule Your Next Event with Lori La Bey https://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/contact-us

Sunday, March 17th – 9:30am – 12pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Jewish Community Center        651-698-0751

1375  St. Paul Ave., St Paul Mn 55116

Tuesday, April 2nd, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

112- 6th Ave No., Princeton, MN  55371

Saturday, April 6th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Wednesday, April 10th – 9:00am- 12:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores  800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Wednesday, April 10th – 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores 800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Friday, April 19th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Dementia Care Is Changing, Are You?”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, April 26th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program

“As the Cookie Crumbles”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“A Timeless Love”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 17th  – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Educational Program 

“Shifting from Crisis to Comfort”

Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights      651-829-3171

1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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The Forget-Me-Not Memory Café Building Community & Lifting Spirits

The Forget-Me-Not Memory Café Building Community & Lifting Spirits

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Forget-Me-Not Memory Cafe

Today we are lucky to have three team members; Andrea Carruthers, Jody Loseth and Kathy Thonvold from the West Central Dementia Awareness Network (WCDAN).  We talked about their “Forget-Me-Not Memory Café” and several additional dementia friendly efforts they are involved.

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Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

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Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

Depression, Sadness, Grief & Dementia

Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012.
Today we discussed the following:
Depression, Grief, Sadness and Dementia
Today we address the following:
Dementia vs Depression
Grief, sadness and depression
Dementia and loneliness
Added stress for Care Partners due to loneliness
Quiet isn’t always lonely
Fear and depression
Advocacy and purpose can replace fear and depression
Depression is a personal experience
Sadness vs Depression
Look for things to be grateful for
Does loneliness have to do with how we grew up?
Care Partners are afraid of saying anything that might upset their person with dementia.
A sadness felt by both sides for different reasons
Listen and validate feelings
“Happy Places” can shift sadness and depression
Everyone with dementia is different and has their own “Happy Places.”
Thank You To Our Experts Living With Dementia:
Harry Urban
Laurie Scherrer
Bob Savage
Truthful Loving Kindness
Brian LeBlanc
Susan Suchan
Brought To You By Lori La Bey, Founder of
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You Can Have An Impact, Even If You Can’t Make Maria Shriver’s Event. 

Become A Sponsor Help Raise Funds for Women’s Research on Dementia

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Now is the perfect opportunity to join the Move for Minds experience. Please sign up today and we’ll thank you by giving you a pair of Beats urBeats Earphones ($99 value) at our Move for Minds event on June 4.  (Limit one Beats UrBeats Earphones per person-offer ends 5/24)

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Join the fun at one of the events in eight different cities where you can participate in an extraordinary workout and panel discussion.  Leeza Gibbons  will be the moderator.  All you have to do is sign up online and commit to a fundraising minimum of $250.00.

Check Out The Panel of Experts

• Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D. – Brain Health 

 • Tana Amen – Nutritionist

• Katy Bowman – Biomechanist

 • Mallika Chopra– Meditation Expert

•  Dr. Joshua Grill, Ph.D. – Alzheimer’s Research

•  Lori La Bey– Caregiving / Alzheimer’s & Dementia Activist

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4 Pillars of Prevention

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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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The Wisdom Journey: Discover the New Power of Elder Circles

 The July Free Teleseminar Presented By:

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The Wisdom Journey: Discover the New Power of Elder Circles

Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm PDT/8:00 pm EDT for 1 hour

Are you aging and feeling isolated and lonely? Do you live far away from resources, or are you homebound?

Do you want to leave a legacy of your life journey but don’t know how – or maybe don’t have people close to you that you can talk to?

In this teleseminar, we will discuss why it’s important to look at our life journey and the connection between the Elder Circles and leaving a legacy. We will also explain how you can find joy in your life, no matter what your circumstances.

Medical studies estimate that 10-30 % of elderly are homebound. Being isolated and lonely is a risk factor to developing cognitive disorders, depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.

Join ARPF and guest speaker Del Jones, one of the founders of Elder Circles, as we present this outstanding program that provides a safe, respectful place to share your story and reflect on your life. We will also share the new Elder Circles With Out Walls (ECWOW), and how you can join the telephone circles from the convenience of your own home.

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