8 REASONS YOU MAY  HAVE NO ENERGY

  You aren’t exercising enough You have poor posture You’re eating too much sugar You’re not snacking smart You’re dehydrated You’re drinking too much caffeine You’re sitting too much You’re skipping breakfast Even mild dehydration can adversely affect your energy level and concentration. Regular exercise can give … [Read more...]

FELDENKRAIS: ONE OF THE WINNING WORDS

Encore to the article USING YOUR NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM TO CHANGE BRAIN CHEMISTRY Published in PRO’s April 2016 Newsworthy Notes One of the winning words (it was a tie) in the June 2, 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee was ‘Feldenkrais’! How excited I was, knowing the contestant would ask for a definition and the entire world would soon learn … [Read more...]

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH LATE MODERATE STAGE DEMENTIA

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH  LATE MODERATE STAGE DEMENTIA Is your loved one ready for a baby doll? How about a stuffed animal? Stroking and looking after a “love object” is soothing to many people approaching severe-stage dementia. These activities satisfy a sense of purposefulness and calm. Those with a tendency to agitation or … [Read more...]

MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY

MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY Why is it so often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s? Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a combination of symptoms that affect both the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary action such as blood pressure or digestion) and … [Read more...]

CALIFORNIA END OF LIFE OPTION ACT

CALIFORNIA END OF LIFE OPTION ACT Jacquelynn N. Remery, Esq The CALIFORNIA END OF LIFE OPTION ACT was signed into law on October 5, 2015 and just went into effect on June 9, 2016. With this Act, California becomes the fourth state to have a “right to die” statute, joining Oregon (Oregon Death with Dignity Act, 1997), Washington (Washington … [Read more...]