Free Information Day

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the greatest medical challenges facing the world today, It has no known cure and the cause of the disease  is yet to be firmly identified; expert are working tirelessly  on ways to help prevent, treat and ultimately cure the disease.

Minding Your Mind- Cathrine

 

The good news is that experts have uncovered some potentially helpful NATURAL ways to prevent and possibly delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.It was discovered that diet can play a very important role in preventing or slowing down the progression of the disease.

If you want to investigate the different type of diets, exercises or activities that can help ward off or slow down the progress of the disease or you want to talk to us as a carer of someone who has dementia disease, then this information day  is for you!.

Fatima.

Disrupting Alzheimer’s Day at Westcourt Hotel Drogheda

 

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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

Thank you

Fatima

 

 

Our Feature in HealthyNewAge Magazine

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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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Interested in Healthynewage Magazine? Download the  Healthynewage app from either iTunes or Amazon.

Fatima.

 

Meeting Pat Shortt at TLT

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:
https://disruptingalzheimersproject.bandcamp.com/track/what-can-you-do

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Thank You,

Steven Clarke

Launching Our ”What Can You Do” CD

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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

Fatima

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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