Disrupting Alzheimer’s Music Project Update

ds music projectIt was an exciting evening at Julianstown last night as we held our  second voice and music workshop.Thanks to Emer Dolphin who provided the venue and voice coaching lessons and Eileen Reilly who made the most divine cake.

To Kevin Ohare, Farrah, Claire Loughran and Fatihat, we at Disrupting Alzheimer’s say thank you, we can’t wait  to meet you guys again next week.

Our next get together is  on Monday 6.30 PM at Julianstown. I have it on good authority that at least one more celebrity is joining us on the day.You all have to wait till next week and I promise to keep you posted.

If you want to become part of this project or for more information,

Contact: Christy Fleming on 0861045197 or email him

@ disruptingalzheimers@gmail.com

Thank you

Fatima Badmos

7 Steps To Brain Fitness

Taken from Interview with Professor Ian Robertson 2010 on Pat Kenny show
You have heard of the Smart Economy but Ian Robertson professor of psychology at Trinity College Dublin believes that working smarter is actually the key to our economic survival. Ian believes Irish people need to make themselves mentally younger, because we now need to work smarter and longer into life. He told Pat the seven steps we need to take to get Brain fit.

The Seven Secrets

1. Aerobic Exercise “One of the strongest is aerobic exercise. Physical fitness is very good for the heart and body, but it is just as good for the brain”, he says. “People’s ability to remember things is better if they are aerobically fit. You’ll be sharper at any age if you’re aerobically fit. What’s good for the heart is good for the brain.”
2. Diet. A diet low in saturated fats and high in consumption of dark-coloured fruits and vegetables and fish are good for the brain.
3. New learning. Learning new things is very good for the brain. Its possible it might stimulate the production of new brain cells. We should all be continuing to learn throughout life.
4. Mental stimulation– this is keeping a sense of curiosity and exposure to new experiences and doing mentally demanding things.
5. Keeping stress under control.
6.Maintaining a rich social network. People who have rich social networks are in general terms more healthy and happier than people who are isolated and that’s also true of the brain.
7. Mental attitude. Keep a positive attitude.

May Carolan was featured in the Senior Times Magazine in 2013. May is 86 years of age and an example of what Professor Robertson speaks about. She is the mother of 7 children and 12 grandchildren she makes beautiful mosaic pieces, her work was exhibited in the RDS Dublin. After battling a long depression May accessed her creativity through a mosaic making class this helped her focus her mind, she continues to make mosaics today, check out some of her work below or on her facebook page

Christy Fleming

Creating a Positive Environment

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Listing negatives and living in the here and now, in the moment without looking to the past for what we’ve missed and regretted and to the future for what we wished we could have. That pretty much sums up the past three weeks of thoughts about becoming more Positive.

Positivity doesn’t just happen. As I’ve mentioned before, you need to take baby steps to create a lasting mindset of positivity. A qToday I want to discuss a little about creating a positive environment to grow in. Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you to move rearranged your furniture, at least not yet. Hmm, maybe I will. Let’s see what happens.

First you need to decide how serious you are about wanting a better life. Some decisions might seem drastic to you. Some will be seriously life changing. But if you are wanting not only a better and more…

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How Exercise Influences the Quality of Your Sleep

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How Exercise Influences the Quality of Your Sleep :

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Have your sleeping problems taken a toll in your personal as well as in professional life? Are you having great difficulties to manage things just because of sleepless nights? It’s high time to take action against these problems. Getting control over the condition is extremely important to save the quality of life. No matter, what are the reasons of your problem, you want to get rid of them. Right? If yes, do not ignore the role of exercise for sleep improvement. It is somewhat hard believing the role of it but medical science has proven its usefulness for slumber deprivation.

In UK, 10 sleep deprived person were told to try physical exercise for three weeks. The results came from the survey were actually surprising. They people after a 4 or 5 days of exercise noticed great change…

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