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3 Board Certified Music Therapists Share Their Amazing New Book

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Three Board Certified Music Therapists join us to discuss

their new book “Music, Memory and Meaning.”

Tuesday, December 19th at 2pm EST, 1pm CST,12pm MST,11am PST and 7pm London

Dementia – Music, Memory and Meaning

Our radio host, Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks will be interviewing three board certified music therapists: Tara Jenkins, Meredith Hamons and Cathy Befi-Hensel; who are the authors of the new amazing book “Music, Memory and Meaning.”

Join the conversation by calling in (323) 870-4602, or use the chat box to talk with us.

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You can purchase our book on Amazon. 

If you have questions, feedback, or would like to stay connected with “Music, Memory, and Meaning” and our upcoming events connect with us on Facebook. 

If you are local to the Austin, TX area and are interested in music therapy services contact us.

Phone: 512-422-9694

I can’t put into words how humbled and honored I am to be named one of fourteen people, picked by Oprah and her team as a 2018, “Health Hero.” Being mentioned twice in one year in the “O” magazine is just down right amazing.

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We are honored by your response to our offering of the Dementia Friendly Cruise.

There will be much to share in the near future!

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U.S. Department of Defense studies TBI and Alzheimer’s

U.S. Department of Defense Studies

TBI and Alzheimer’s

This is a great video from Mara Botonis, who works with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. Above you will hear Mara talk about the DoD Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP). What a great initiative!

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Playgrounds for Older Adults

Playgrounds for

Seniors

playground_news_feature_4_seniorsThis is an interesting concept. 

What do you think?

Motion Wellness system is a breakthrough seniors’ Play structure developed to reduce seniors’ fall-related injuries and potentially save lives that may be lost due to fall.

“With our new Motion wellness system seniors’ falls can be dramatically reduced through play.” states Mr. Chaham, Director of Sales for Xccent Fitness. Motion Wellness system improves stability, balance and coordination. It also allows social interaction and socialization so the training process becomes fun, un-intimidating and effective.

The WHO (World Health organization) stats indicate that one-third of people aged 65 years and over typically fall once or more each year. Falls are the most common cause of injury and the 6th leading cause of death for seniors; almost half of admissions to long-term care facilities are fall-related.

The CDC (Centers for disease control and Prevention) released that in 2010, the total direct medical costs of fall injuries for people 65 and older, adjusted for inflation was $30 billion. The CDC claims that by 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9 billion. Among community-dwelling older adults, fall-related injury is one of the 20 most expensive medical conditions.

“Falls are caused by a lack of balance or an inability to recover balance.”, says Mr. Chaham. “There are many factors that can influence balance, including some age-related body, physical and mental health problems, and environmental trip hazards. Physicians, nurses and care givers often interact with older adult patients who have experienced a fall or fall-related event, yet there are few validated tools readily available to assess the nature of the risk and guide the application of proven fall prevention strategies.”, concludes Mr. Chaham.

The goal of Xccent’s Motion Wellness Systems is to dramatically reduce the growing number of falls and fractures among older adults by engaging primary care physicians, nurses, and other senior care givers to use the playful structure as an assessment platform and later as fall prevention training tool.

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By Kevin Woo

Dr. Michael Devous believes that one day there will be a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

“I think we’re going to cure Alzheimer’s disease, and we’re not far away from it,” says Devous during an interview with the Dallas Morning News. Devous is a professor and director at the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

“Ten years ago I didn’t think so, but we’ve made tremendous progress,” he says. “We haven’t done it. We haven’t cured anyone from this disease yet, but I’m hopeful that the trials we’ve started will change the course of this disease in a positive way. There’s a mild cognitive impairment which precedes dementia. We are having clinical trials to see if removing plaque will keep (patients) from getting worse and maybe even allow them to get better.”

Researchers say that maintaining a healthy lifestyle; getting genetically tested if you’re at high risk for the disease; and removal of amyloid plaque all hold the key to finding a cure.

The study of plaque is key to Devous’ on-going research.

What also makes the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center unique is that it pools research efforts from other Texas institutions such as the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium, UTSW in Dallas, the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and it takes part in collaborative work with UTD Center for BrainHealth and Center for Vital Longevity and the Cooper Clinic in Dallas.

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