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SAVE THE DATE: EXCITING EVENTS COMING TO SAN DIEGO:
LIVING WELL HEALTH EXPO
Friday – September 15th, 2017 9 am to 1 pm
First United Methodist Church, Mission Valley
2111 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
5TH ANNUAL WHEELCHAIR DANCERS
SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 2017
FUNDRAISER and SHOWCASE
Balboa Park Club, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2150 Pan American Rd. West, Balboa Park
FREE ADMISSION -All Ages Welcome!
Want to VOLUNTEER or DONATE? Go to: www.wheelchairdancers.org
The SDPA Annual Fall Conference
October 28, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley.
The theme, “Innovations in Trauma Treatment: What’s Outside the Box” will present cutting edge treatments in the area of trauma.
HOW PHYSICAL EXERCISE PREVENTS DEMENTIA
Numerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age. Now researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how exercise affects brain metabolism.
In order to further advance current state of knowledge on the positive influence of physical activity on the brain, gerontologists and sports physicians at Goethe University Frankfurt have examined the effects of regular exercise on brain metabolism and memory of 60 participants aged between 65 and 85 in a randomised controlled trial. Their conclusion: regular physical exercise not only enhances fitness but also has a positive impact on brain metabolism.
As the researchers report in the current issue of the medical journal Translational Psychiatry, they thoroughly examined all the participants in the SMART study (Sport and Metabolism in Older Persons, an MRT Study) by assessing movement-related parameters, cardiopulmonary fitness and cognitive performance. In addition, magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) were used to measure brain metabolism and brain structure. Following this examination, the participants mounted an exercise bike three times a week over a period of 12 weeks. The 30-minute training sessions were individually adapted to each participant’s performance level. The participants were examined again after the end of the programme in order to document the effects of this physical activity on brain metabolism, cognitive performance and brain structure. The researchers also investigated to what extent exercise had led to an improvement in the participants’ physical fitness. The study was conducted by the Gerontology Department of the Institute of General Medicine (headed by Professor Johannes Pantel) and the Department of Sports Medicine (led by Professor Winfried Banzer).
As expected, physical activity had influenced brain metabolism: it prevented an increase in choline. The concentration of this metabolite often rises as a result of the increased loss of nerve cells, which typically occurs in the case of Alzheimer’s disease. Physical exercise led to stable cerebral choline concentrations in the training group, whereas choline levels increased in the control group. The participants’ physical fitness also improved: they showed increased cardiac efficiency after the training period. Overall, these findings suggest that physical exercise not only improves physical fitness but also protects cells.
Materials provided by Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.
Regular physical exercise not only enhances fitness but also has a positive impact on brain metabolism.
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• will continue to participate in the mental health and Health Expo events throughout the counties
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Maya Bailey, PhD
We all have challenges and struggles along our journey in life. At times it is helpful ,and often essential, to receive support from an experienced professional.
My name is Dr. Maya Bailey and I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for 15+ years.
I use guided imagery, creative visualization, subconscious reprogramming as well as many other modalities to help my clients create their Ideal Life.
I work with adults who suffer from stress, anxiety, depression and physical limitations.
I am passionate about the mind-body connection and the power of the mind to affect the body in a positive way.
I create a supportive environment where my clients feel safe to be themselves.
Elva Hoxie, PhD, RN, MPH, MFT
Elva Hoxie’s education and experience brings a holistic approach to psychology and physiological health. Elva is both a licensed registered nurse and a licensed marriage and family therapist. She completed two masters degrees; one in public health with emphasis in nutrition and a second in marital and family therapy with emphasis in postmodern therapies. She completed a PhD in psychology with emphasis in humanistic existential perspectives. Her doctoral dissertation research was on traumatic brain injury and the effects on the family/spouse with a focus on adapting to changes and learning to transcend tragedy. She has presented and lectured on nutrition and the brain, behavioral health challenges, and coping with trauma. Making meaning from chaos can be a life journey and provide opportunities for continuous personal growth. These experiences and educational endeavors bring a spectrum of knowledge from a multidisciplinary approach to the therapeutic process and life in general. The diversity broadens the level of support for helping clients facilitate positive changes, initiate coping skills for future challenges, and help clarify life goals. Specialties include:
• Group therapy- focus on personal growth • Couples counseling -communication issues
•Learning to cope with chronic illness
•Grief, loss, and bereavement
•Life transitions – parenting, divorce, “empty nest,” career loss, or job changes
•Existential shattering – coping with tragedies and life adversities