PD Education events for September

 

SEPTEMBER EDUCATIONAL EVENTS/ PODCAST

PD EXPERT BRIEFING:

TOPIC: Nutrition and Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 10 – 11 am PDT

Learn more about nutrition and weight management in Parkinson’s by joining a one-hour Parkinson’s Foundation online seminar led by John Eric Duda, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence  and Director, Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center.

How do I register to view a live PD ExpertBriefing?

  1. You can register for each individual seminar beginning approximately one month before it is scheduled to take place by visiting pdf.org/en/online_education_upcomingOR
  2. michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/webinar-registration.

( HINT:copy and paste the website into your browser and it will take you to the website)

MJ  Fox Webinar 

TOPIC: Keeping Step with Parkinson’s: Balance, Posture & Gait

Keeping Step with Parkinson’s: Balance, Posture and Gait

Thursday, September 21   

Time: 9am – 10 am Pacific Time

We’re replaying a popular webinar on managing gait and balance dysfunction from our archives this month. While we won’t be able to send your questions to our panelists, we will have an expert team answering through the chat function.

PD TELEPHONE AT HOME:  

Tuesday,September. 12, 2017  

Go to www.parkinsons.va.gov for speaker and topic information.

Not available at time of posting.

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Pacific Time – (1 hour)

Call-in number 1-800-767-1750 enter code 54321#

Call-in:  1-800-767-1750   Code 54321#   (call in about 3 min prior to the hour)

This phone-in session is the 2nd Tuesday of each month

LSVT:   No webinar in September

 

September news – All the information you’ll need while eating ice cream

SEPTEMBER NEWS from The NeuroCommunity Foundation

        PHONE NUMBER: 818-745-5051

Find all detailed information about educational events, speakers, support groups and more at our website: www.neurocommunity.org

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VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES 

PD CLINICAL TRIALS : Many clinical trials throughout California in numerous cities ( Reseda, Ventura, Pasadena and other cities.)

WELLNESS : How can massage help with Neurological disorders?

CAREGIVING:  A new approach to challenging family member

PD:  Golf and Parkinson’s: A new hobby can do wonders

STROKE: Stroke recovery includes adding challenges in your life.

TBI: What causes Brain Freeze?

MS: Horseback riding improves balance!

BE INSPIRED: A must read that will bring a smile!

HELPFUL INFORMATION:   Making the Most out of Your Visit to the Neurologist:   A Check-up Checklist

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: CSUN Internship, Music Mends Minds & Songshine Foundation

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CLICK HERE:   SEPT 2017 SUPPORT GROUP LISTINGS

Click on the colored link to “MEET THE SPEAKER”

Tara Tamaddon  MPH and Registered DietitianNutrition and PD (BURBANK)

 Teri Helton RN : Hygiene and Grooming in PD  Livingston Memorial-Visiting Nurses Association (OJAI)

David Higgins PhD.   Stem Cell Therapies and PD Are we closer? (WESTLAKE)

Eileen Gold  Geriatric Care ManagerHow GCM’s can assist you and your family. (CAMARILLO)

Robert Hutchman and Cortney Sadraie “Non-motor symptoms/ The right medication  (SANTA B ARBARA)

 Elizabeth Kirby DPT  “BALANCE and PD” (LIVE WIRES- DBS –BURBANK)

 Jack Chen, Pharm. D  “ Medications: Round Table/ Q& A ”  (CLAREMONT)

Marc Broberg, PT & Camille Torgenson “Keep Living, Laughing & Moving with Parkinson’s Disease” (VENTURA)

 On the website: Go to PD Educational Events for SEPTEMBER 2017

Please note: Due to the increase in computer viruses, we do not include a direct link to outside websites.  Please go to our website or click here: www.neurocommunity.org

PD Telephone at home: Go to www.parkinsons.va.gov for information.

PD Expert Briefing: Nutrition and Parkinson’s Disease

MF Fox Webinar: Keeping step with Parkinson’s: Balance, posture & gait.

LSVT: No webinar in September

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The NeuroCommunity Foundation

32705 Vanowen St.  # 216

West Hills, CA  91307 ( mailing address only)

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 Information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley. Click: contact or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

 The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

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Current clinical trials in California

 PD RESEARCH/TRIALS/STUDIES

CLICK on the CITY for detailed information

California

For detailed information on the following clinical trials, Copy and paste:   www.centerwatch.com/clinical.com  into your server and you will be taken to CenterWatch website

CLINICAL TRIALS by LOCATION

Garden Grove California 92845

Collaborative Neuro Science Network
Open Label Parkinson’s clinical research study

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Glendale California 91206

PAREXEL
Patients are needed to participate in a Phase 1 clinical research study evaluating a potential new treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

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Fountain Valley California 92708

A clinical trial to evaluate treatments using Amantadine ER Tablets and Placebo Tablets for patients with Parkinson’s Disease or Levodopa Induced Dyskinesias (LID)

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Fountain Valley California 92708-5153

A Phase 2 clinical study for patients with Parkinson’s Disease

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Fountain Valley California 92708

Patients are needed to participate in a clinical research study of Amantadine HCl ER (ALLAY-LID II) and Placebo to evaluate Parkinson’s disease or Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia (LID)

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Fresno California 93710

A Phase 2 clinical study for patients with Parkinson’s disease

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Irvine California

A clinical trial to evaluate treatments using Amantadine ER Tablets and Placebo Tablets for patients with Parkinson’s Disease or Levodopa Induced Dyskinesias (LID)

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Irvine California

Patients are needed to participate in a clinical research study of Amantadine HCl ER (ALLAY-LID II) and Placebo to evaluate Parkinson’s disease or Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia (LID)

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La Jolla California 92037

A clinical study for patients with Parkinson’s Disease

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Los Angeles California 90048

A clinical trial seeking patients for a research study for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease (EPI-589)

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Los Angeles California 91403

Patients are needed to participate in a clinical research study for the treatment of All Diagnosed Health Conditions

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Pasadena California

A clinical trial to evaluate treatments using Amantadine ER Tablets and Placebo Tablets for patients with Parkinson’s Disease or Levodopa Induced Dyskinesias (LID)

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Pasadena California

Patients are needed to participate in a clinical research study of Amantadine HCl ER (ALLAY-LID II) and

Placebo to evaluate Parkinson’s Disease or Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia (LID)

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Reseda California

A clinical trial to evaluate treatments using Amantadine ER Tablets and Placebo Tablets for patients with Parkinson’s Disease or Levodopa Induced Dyskinesias (LID)

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San Diego California 92037

A clinical research study of BIIB054 and Placebo for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

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San Francisco California 94115

A clinical trial seeking patients for a research study for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease (EPI-589)

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San Francisco California 94115

Patients are needed to participate in a clinical research study evaluating Activa PC+S for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease or Primary Dystonia

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San Francisco California 94121

Patients are needed to participate in a clinical research study of interventional MRI for implantation of DBS electrodes and DBS electrodes to evaluate Parkinson’s Disease or Dystonia

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Valencia California 91355

Patients are needed to participate in a clinical research study of Deep Brain Stimulation to evaluate Parkinson’s Disease

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Ventura California

A clinical trial to evaluate treatments using Amantadine ER Tablets and Placebo Tablets for patients with Parkinson’s Disease or Levodopa Induced Dyskinesias (LID)

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Ventura California

Patients are needed to participate in a clinical research study of Amantadine HCl ER (ALLAY-LID II) and Placebo to evaluate Parkinson’s disease or Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia (LID)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing golf will help will your parkinson’s symptoms

Playing golf: A story of one man’s enlightening moment:

If you happen to lose track of Gary Smith, there’s a good chance you’ll find him at Top Golf. He hits there for an hour a day.

“No one really knows I have Parkinson’s due to all the golfing I’m doing,” said Smith, 61, who was diagnosed in 2008. Smith was fighting fatigue and felt gravity literally pulling his body downward.

“When I walked my daughters down the aisle, you see a real stiff man,” recalled Smith. “You see me shuffling and I didn’t know it.”

Smith was finding it more difficult to control his movements because of the changes happening in his brain. Doctors told him exercise would help.

“I did marathons, triathlons, yoga, chased my wife around the house, hip hop, biking, boxing. Nothing really changed until I started golfing,” said Smith.

“Golf involves a very precise balance between mobility and stability and a combination of fine motor skills and gross motor skills,” said Dr. Martha McGraw, movement disorders specialist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. “Using those in a complex manner would certainly benefit brain function.”

Dr. McGraw said exercise in general not only helps people with Parkinson’s Disease—but reduces your risk for it because it helps the brain to repair and rebuild damaged networks, improves your brain’s ability to adapt, and protects against further damage.

“Next thing I knew, within a month I was feeling back to normal,” said Smith. “I feel like I’m back to my old self. I feel younger than I did probably in my 50s!”

Even his neurologist agreed.

“He’s had a dramatic improvement over the past six months or so since he’s become active with his golf program,” said Dr. McGraw.

It’s important to note each body is different. Smith’s just happens to enjoy and respond to this particular “par”-scription. Without changing his medications or dosages, he’s struggling less and feeling better than he has in years.

“[Golf has] changed me and I believe with all my heart that if someone tried it for a month — three or four times a week — they would feel a difference,” said Smith.

To date, there are no specific scientific studies that indicate golf is good for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Neurologists we spoke with say as a form of exercise they do support it. The physical benefit plus social aspect of the game enhances a patient’s well-being.

When Gary Smith was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, his reaction was fairly typical.

“I was angry with God,” he says. “After I railed at him for a while, I felt like he was saying, “Are you done now? I’ve got plans for you. I’ve got your back.”

So Gary faithfully followed his neurologist’s instructions, doing everything she told him. He took all his meds, followed all the procedures, did all the exercises — that is, he did pretty much all of the exercises.

Aerobics. Stretching. Tai chi. Hip-hop dancing. Triathlons. Yoga. Boxing. He even ran a marathon! But none of it brought him relief from his Parkinson’s disease.

And then he played golf… and felt pretty good afterwards. Then he played again.And again. And again. Within weeks, his Parkinson’s symptoms started disappearing. Before long, he was almost symptom-free.

To Gary, it felt like a miracle. But would it last?

Read the rest of Gary’s story in the latest issue of the Parkinson’sVoice. www.3parkinson.org

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, MSW, LCSW, BCD, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

 As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is:  www.neurocommunity.org 

 The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 Mailing Address: 

The NeuroCommunity Foundation

 23705 Vanowen St. # 216

 West Hills, CA 91307

Knowledge is Power Aging with Dignity Symposium

SAVE THE DATE  SEPT 23rd

Knowledge is Power

Aging with Dignity Symposium

&

Caregiver Resource Day

DATE- Saturday, September 23, 2017

LOCATION –Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Education Center  23845 McBeanParkway

Valencia, CA 91355

 TIME: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm  

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Ronald Ziman, MD, FACP, FAAN

Chairman of the Board of the Neurocommunity Foundation

 Dr. Dean M. Hartley

Director of Science Initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH

Isaac Vielma, MD  Palliative Medicine Physician

Geriatrics, Palliative Med & Continuing Care(GPCC)

Southern California Permanente Medical Group(SCPMG)

PANEL PRESENTATION FROM UCLA HEALTH, KAISER & CITY OF HOPE

 Registration fee of $5.00 includes all sessions, resource materials, access to vendors, drawings, continental breakfast and lunch. Make your reservation early; seating is limited.

 LUNCH & AFTERNOON EVENT HOSTED BY  SCV SENIOR RESOURCE ALLIANCE

For more information, please call SuzAnn at (661) 259-9444 or snelsen@scv-seniorcenter.org. 

Information Flyer from The SCV Senior Center: CLICK HERE:Aging with Dignity Symposium Sept 23 

The mission of the SCV Senior Center is to promote quality of life for seniors. SCV Senior Center ● 22900 Market Street ● Santa Clarita, CA ● 91321 ● 661-259-9444

The power of a positive attitude

The Power of a Positive Attitude

What if you could change one thing about yourself that was proven, time and time again, to have a significant positive impact on your business success, that helped build healthier and long lasting relationships, that improved the quality of your social life, and that had a measurable effect on your health and wellness–and it was FREE–would you do it? Introducing the solution everybody’s capable of, a positive attitude.

Having a positive attitude isn’t about being overly optimistic or super-happy all the time, it’s more about perspective.  It’s looking at the things, people, feelings, and environment in your life and changing the way you think about those things.  It means changing your focus from “I wish” to “I can”.  It’s addressing negativity, defeatism, and hopelessness with a perspective that redirects your thoughts toward solutions and positive change.

There’s a pretty good body of evidence that positive mental attitude works.  From early work by psychologist Carl Rogers to motivational speakers like Tony Robbins, to sports figures like Steve Prefontaine and Tom Dempsey, the results of positive mental attitude can manifest itself is many different ways.

Your attitude effects learning and work, too. The more competent you feel, the more you can stick with a difficult task, or the more likely you are to find a new way to look at things or try something new.  A positive attitude about who you are translates to a positive self-esteem. A “can-do” attitude about work or school can translate into better performance all around.

From a health perspective, many studies suggest people with a more positive attitude have a significantly higher chance of survival and recovery from serious illness.  If you’ve ever known anyone with cancer or someone who’s suffered some trauma that has overturned their lives, you may have seen the power of attitude in setting the tone for how others interact, and improvements in the quality of their lives and the lives of people around them.

So where do you begin?  Choose one aspect of your life–a relationship, your physical health, your work, your school, your hobby–and stop thinking negatively.  Make it a point that when you think about the activity, you force yourself to see the GOOD along with the bad in each situation.  You don’t ignore the bad, you think of good ways to cope with those things.

Some people help themselves focus on those changes through yoga, meditation, affirmations, or just thoughtfulness.  Some turn to increased physical activity, like running or join a gym.  Or a focused hobby, like puzzle solving. Or working on a specific relationship.  All these activities are set up for real, measurable improvement, which helps you see progress as your positive attitude toward the people and things around you make things better.  Make YOU better.

Lots of people interested in starting their journey toward a more positive attitude also seek the relaxation and grounding of massage. Massage sessions can provide valuable “disconnect” time where you can center you thoughts while doing something wonderful for you body, mind and spirits. We have quite a few clients who come to us twice a month for therapeutic massage (massage that targets a specific “ouch” or tension) and reap the additional benefits of relaxation and stress reduction that comes with these sessions.  All this helps them feel better about their world–and helps cultivate a more positive mental attitude. We know you’re capable of making your attitude more positive.  Try it, you’ll like it.

source: http://svmassagetherapy.com

What Parkinson’s taught me about life- Emma Lawton, age 29 when diagnosed.

What Parkinson’s taught me about life-

by Emma Lawton, age 29 when diagnosed.

Good Morning.  “It’s knowing that the body is just a shell for the good stuff that’s inside.” ~ Emma Lawton

This is a wonderful video by a young woman diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 29.  Emma touched on 10 things Parkinson’s has taught her about life, herself and other people to show how being diagnosed has been the making of her, leaving her grateful rather than hopeless. She showed us how to reassess our own lives, switch up the positivism, stop sweating the small stuff and learn things in the process. She also showed us how even in the darkest times there’s always something to giggle at.  The video is about 15 minutes long and well worth it

NOTE: We do not include links to external websites in order to avoid spreading any potential computer viruses.

TO SEE THE VIDEO: YOU WILL NEED TO COPY and PASTE the WEBSITE below into your Search bar/ Server see the 15 minute video described above.

COPY AND PASTE THE WEBSITE BELOW INTO YOUR SEARCH BAR IN YOUR BROWSER ( Goggle, Yahoo, etc)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs-vPqfsO0Q

Emma is Head of Creative at SPIXII (an insurance startup), an author and speaker, and was recently featured in the BBC2 documentary ‘The Big Life Fix’, looking at the power of design to transform people’s lives. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 29, Emma has written about her experience in her book, Dropping the P Bomb

Go to www.microsoftwatch.org to read about a  new watch that Microsoft built for Emma to control her Tremors.  or enter:  PD Watch by Microsoft into your search engine.

SOURCE:

www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/05/10/microsoft-shows-off-watch-quiets-parkinsons-tremors/101517718  ​

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, MSW, LCSW, BCD, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

 As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is:  www.neurocommunity.org 

 The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Follow these tips to safely enjoy the sun and travel with Parkinson’s:

Follow these tips to safely enjoy the sun and travel with Parkinson’s:

Summer days are here. For many, that means a summer trip or enjoying the extra sunlight to try a new outdoor activity. Summer is also the time to get your vitamin D. Did you know that our bodies can store Vitamin D from the summer to last through the winter?

Fun in the Sun

Know your spots. Look for a skin growth, mole or beauty mark that changes in size, color or texture.
Look for “sun sensitivity” listed on medication warning labels, which can increase your chances of sunburns.
Every day before leaving your house use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more.

Prevent Overheating

When outside, stay hydrated. Drink water even if you are not thirsty.
Exercise Smart. Try to exercise outdoors in the early morning or late afternoon when it’s cooler.
Know the signs of heat stroke: flushed face, high body temperature, headache, nausea, rapid pulse, dizziness and confusion.

Traveling Tips

Bring your Aware in Care hospitalization kit,  ID bracelet and card everywhere. Order your free Aware in Care kit at www.awareincare.org.
Rest the day before your trip AND the first full day you arrive.

 

For additional  more travel advice, sun safety tips and how to avoid heat exhaustion go to www.3parkinson.org

Research done for PD at International Space Station

 

Key Parkinson’s Protein Gets Starring Research Role on International Space Station

Posted: JULY 21, 2017  in Parkinson’s Today , Social Clips

When a resupply mission lifts off in August bound for the International Space Station, it will be carrying an important cargo for researchers studying Parkinson’s disease: a protein considered  to be a key to potential future therapies.

The leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) protein will be the focus of an experiment conducted on the Space Station. It is hoped that the microgravity conditions aboard the Space Station will allow growth of larger, more regular LRRK2 protein crystals, which would help scientists solve the protein’s structure — providing valuable information for the design of optimized therapies to fight Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Therapeutic Humor promotes wellness

What is therapeutic humor?

Therapeutic humor is any intervention that promotes health and wellness by stimulating a playful discovery, expression or appreciation of the absurdity or incongruity of life’s situations.

This intervention may enhance work performance, support learning, improve health, or be used as a complementary treatment of illness to facilitate healing or coping, whether physical, emotional, cognitive, social or spiritual.

Laughter is the power of positive healing,” she said. “I’ve seen it work best for people with losses – death, divorce, a job, for example. Humor is a tool to empower people to move forward. It helps them improve their quality of life, to take better care of themselves.”

“A belly laugh increases the ability of your immune system to fight infections,” said Elizabeth Taylor, on the faculty of Bastyr University, the Seattle-area institution devoted to natural medicine.

Tip to Relieve Stress and Be Happier   by Roberta Gold, Laughter for the Health  of it. Los Angeles based Recreation Therapist and Humor Therapist

Don’t look at the news headlines first thing in the morning.  Don’t watch the news right before going to bed.  Instead think of something you really enjoyed doing during the day.  Make that your last thought before you go to bed.

There are so many benefits you can receive from laughing more. Relieve your stress, improve immunity and even tone up your abs.

Roberta belongs to an organization called AATH.org  – The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.  Visit their website to find research, books and articles about humor and humor therapy.

If more people listened to the comedy channel on the radio when they’re in their cars, there would be much less road rage.You can lower your cortisol levels (the hormone that may be making you fat) by simply laughing, even if you start with a fake laugh.  Your body doesn’t differentiate between a real laugh and a fake one.  When you’re feeling you’re lowest, force yourself to laugh.

When you get hit with intense “stuff” turn to gratitude. It will make it easier for you to laugh and feel better.  Write down what you’re grateful for in a notebook. (Writing in long hand will give you the best results)

Write a “to do” list and cross off something you’ve accomplished each day. When you cross off an accomplishment, or write a gratitude list, it will make you feel happier.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, TBI and MS – other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

 As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is:  www.neurocommunity.org 

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
4. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to
www.ralphs.com and click on ‘Sign In’, enter your email address and password.
5. View all your information and edit as necessary
6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a. Community Rewards – Enroll
b. Type our NPO number 82287 or Neurocommunity.org
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ON-LINE
(This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password)

1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
2. Click Sign In
3. Enter your email address and password
4. Click on ‘Your Name’ (In the top right hand corner)
5. View all your information and edit as necessary
6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a. Community Rewards – Re-Enroll
b. Type your NPO number or Name of your Organization
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process