Parkinson’s Disease – Tailoring a Plan

Parkinson’s typically conjures an image of tremors and movement instability. However, Parkinson’s disease is actually an incredibly complex neurological disorder that effects individuals differently. It can causes a wide-ranging of non-motor symptoms. These include loss of smell, constipation, cognition issues, sleep disorders, depression and swallowing problems. Everyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s should have a holistic tailored … Continued

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Communication Techniques

A number of specific communication techniques are effective in reducing problematic behaviors and improving day-to-day functioning of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Reality therapy: Interact with the person with dementia within his or her own frame of reference for the world, even if it has little to do with reality. Validation therapy: … Continued

Magnesium Health Benefits

Magnesium deficiencies are known as the “invisible deficiency” because it’s so commonly overlooked. With benefits ranging from improved cognition, reducing stress, improving depression, along with better sleep, pain relief and heart health, it’s easy to understand why taking magnesium is a promising strategy to vibrant health and disease prevention. “New clinical research results show magnesium … Continued

When It’s Not Dementia

Family members are understandably concerned when their aging parent begins experiencing memory loss or confusion. Their first thought may be that their parent has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Is it Dementia? There are several physical conditions that could be associated with the same symptoms. These include thyroid disease, nutritional deficiencies, adverse reactions to … Continued

Mindful Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults

PITTSBURGH—For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems — such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s — and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University’s J. David Creswell offers the first … Continued

Exploring Past Lives Using Shamanic Techniques Workshop

Workshop Announcement!  Exploring Past Lives Using Shamanic Techniques Workshop will be held on Sunday, April 3rd, from 1 – 5 PM.   Rebekah Gamble, HP, has studied shamanic practice, meditative therapies including past life regression, and many similar practices for many years. One day, a mentor of hers made a comment that in a way, … Continued