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President’s Message: Is Your Brain OK?

 In Alzheimer's Care, Alzheimer's Research, General, KK Meditation, Meditation, Newsletter, Stress Management, Yoga for Alzheimer's

Many people are concerned about losing their memory and getting Alzheimer’s. Perhaps you or someone you know is one of them.

After all, the number of people with this horrible, mind-robbing disease continues to climb. Currently, there are 6.2 million suffering from it in the USA, compared to 4 million a short time ago. This number is expected to surge even further if we don’t do something about it.

People in mid-life or beyond are having “tip of the tongue moments” more frequently. Names or words are getting harder to retrieve.  Is this simply “normal aging?”

This is not an unreasonable fear. A recent study reveals that over 75% of seniors are worried about developing dementia. Many things can hasten the development of cognitive decline, from certain drugs such as benzodiazepines, statins, pain meds, and others to stress, depression and anxiety.

The worst thing is when creating and retaining new memories falters like forgetting something someone told you ten minutes ago or asking the same questions over again.

 Let’s look at it like this:

  • OK: forgetting to pay a bill

Not OK: Forgetting to pay many bills each month

  • OK: Forgetting a name but remembering it later

Not OK: Really forgetting names

  • OK: Misplacing your keys or phone

Not OK: Losing things and not being able to track them down.

  • Of course, the signs of impending serious memory issues can be much more subtle as well, like just not feeling good about your brain function.

I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s imperative to learn how to stop the progression of cognitive decline.

And now there is a wonderful opportunity for you to discover all the latest Alzheimer’s prevention knowledge available in the world right now!

Here’s how: Come to the groundbreaking, not-to-be-missed 30 Years of Alzheimer’s Prevention Conference on September 30 – October 1, 2023, in Scottsdale, AZ.

Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn from experts who specialize in Alzheimer’s prevention and have a wealth of knowledge in the field.

Your speakers are all world renowned in preventing and working in this field such as neuroscience, geriatrics, risk factors, mental health, exercise, caregiving, meditation, and spirituality.

They will provide cutting-edge insights on the latest research and evidence-based strategies for Alzheimer’s prevention, with a special focus on lifestyle factors that are particularly relevant for women.

Our conference on September 30th and October 1st in Scottsdale, AZ will be revolutionary. You definitely need to be there for yourself, your loved ones and people you serve.

 

Yours in Brain Health,
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
ARPF President / Medical Director

Prevention Editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

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