Disrupting Alzheimer’s Christy Fleming was featured in this week Drogheda Leader read about it here:
A diagnose of early onset Alzheimer’s is rare but when it does happen the news is shocking and devastating. Because it is so rare for adults under the age of 65 to experience any kind of cognitive decline, early onset is often misdiagnosed.
Approximately 95 percent of people with Alzheimer’s first develop symptoms at 65 or over.Of the remaining 5 percent most first have symptoms in their 50s, although in rare cases the condition develops in people in their 30s or 40s this is according to the Mayo Clinic.
In Ireland alone it’s estimated 47,893 people are living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, and 4.400 of those have early onset AD, this number is expected to increase to 140,000 by 2041.
Disrupting Alzheimer’s as part of the charity Home Safe Home Elderly Security Chy No20431, was established by Christy Fleming after a family member was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at the age of 54. The project is committed to researching developing and implementing new strategies that support independent living for those effected from Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
As part of an awareness campaign to highlight the disease the group had a photo shoot with legendary Wolfetones balladeer Derek Warfield who now fronts the band Derek Warfield and the young Wolfetones, the band were playing at the Barbican on Friday night last providing an evening of traditional musical entertainment to a captive audience. Derek took time from rehearsals to pose for a photo with some of the Disrupting Alzheimer’s team.
In the photo are Barbican Manager Declan Power, Catherine Traynor DA volunteer, Derek Warfield Wolfetones, and Christy Fleming all wearing the DA tea-shirts and giving the thumbs up to the proposed information and awareness seminars that the Disrupting Alzheimer’s project plan to run in the coming months at the Barbican and other venues throughout the country.
The project has enlisted speakers such as Martin Fitzgerald Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner and Research Development Scientist, Bernadette Bohan author of seven help books and cancer survivor along with Sr Bernadette Sweeney inspirational speaker and advocate with the Memory Lane Choir Crumlin and Tomas Ronan Holistic Therapy and Nutrition.
For further details on the Disrupting Alzheimer’s Project contact
We were at the Alzheimer’s information day last Thursday at the Westcourt hotel in Drogheda . On the display were samples of healthy foods and Games that help promote a Healthy mind and stimulate the brain.
At the information day with us were Nick and Tomas who explained how exercise/Tai Chi and diet/nutrition can enhance healthy living
The important message of the day is “prevention is the best cure”, steps one can take to disrupt Alzheimer’s disease include applying a holistic approach which includes diet/nutrition, holistic therapies and encouraging practical tasks
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Disrupting Alzheimer’s project featured in the February edition of Healthynewage Magazine. It is a monthly Magazine on well-being, nutrition, fitness and alternative medicine.
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We would like to extend a very special thank you to Tommy Leddy TLT Centre Drogheda for arranging for us to meet with Pat Shortt who very kindly gave of his time to pose for a photo shoot with some of the Disrupting Alzheimer’s team. Pats support and interest in the project is very much appreciated.
You can support the project by purchasing a copy of our song “What Can You Do” by downloading it on the link below:
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It was an exciting day at the launch of our new upbeat Cd “What Can You Do” at the Scotch Hall Drogheda along with Drogheda Alzheimer’s group.
The local media were there and we will feature in next week’s paper. well done and thanks to everyone who make the event a success, especially Drogheda Alzheimer’s group for providing much needed support and the lovely Christmas carols
“What Can You Do” by Disrupting Alzheimer’s
This is the link to our long awaited song on how we can disrupt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
The song was created to bring succour to those who are affected by the disease and their families.
“What can you do” was produced to educate people about the importance of various natural and holistic ways in which Alzheimer’s disease can be disrupted and managed. The song also promotes independent living and healthy eating.
Proceeds from the song will go a long way in helping with researches and implementing various ways to provide support for independent living and care for people with Alzheimer’s and their family.
The song will make a good Christmas present for friends and family, so sit back, relax and enjoy.
Don’t for to buy a copy of the song for your own enjoyment