Sunday, February 17, 2008

Help Coping with Alzheimer's

Dr. Roy Steinberg, Ph.D. Highly sought out expert in the field of geriatric psychology in diagnosing and facilitating treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia. His website is Caregiving For Caregivers.

When coping with a loved one’s Alzheimer's Disease or another type of Dementia, it can feel frustrating, sad, at times angry, lost and not in control. For those who feel this way, Dr. Roy Steinberg's process is your compass and your map – educating and guiding you with meaningful information.

What appeals to me in his work is how Dr. Steinberg addresses society's myth that aging is about illness and sadness. Many times, Americans support this misconception. Dr. Steinberg points out in this audio that "this is not, and need not, be the case. Though your loved one's Alzheimer's Disease or another type of Dementia can be a very real part of life, it does not need to define your life." Dr. Steinberg's expertise has helped thousands of people, from health care providers to Caregivers, understand that there is a better, healthier, more meaningful way. That way begins here.

Dr. Steinberg teaches Caregivers how best to equip yourself by: 1) meaningfully and accurately assess whether your loved one may have Alzheimer's Disease or another type of Dementia; 2) give your loved one the best possible care and support; and 3) learn how to "grieve for the living," the healthiest way to truly be an effective Caregiver for a loved one.

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fifty Plus Fitness - Stay in Shape Using Fitness by Phone

Lori P. Michiel, NASM, CPT Fifty Plus FitnessTM Serving Active Adults and Seniors *Private Training *Fitness By Phone CoachingR *Boot-ish Camp *SeniorcizeTM *Lectures and more P.S. Learn more about FITNESS BY PHONE COACHINGR and why STANFORD University studied phone-based coaching for 24 years. Their research confirms 85% adherence rate to exercise with this approach. Empower yourself to do more!

In this podcast, Lori tells us how is it different than traditional personal training. She gets you fit in 20 minutes a week over the phone by supporting you in maximizing your motivation and showing you how to get better, more permanent improvements in your fitness, energy levels and body fat reduction than you’ve ever experienced before. She had me at "Fitness by Phone"!

It’s perfect for the busy executive, senior, or caregiver who wants to get fit, but does not have the time to meet with or depend upon the presence of a personal trainer each week. Lori also helps with an intuitive eating program that really works, if you are interested, not a deprivation diet or one that has any gimmicks attached to it.

Many of her clients have said that this is the first program that has ever helped them to achieve and maintain their desired weight and still can’t believe how easy it is to keep up their new levels of energy and weight loss and make it part of their lifestyle.

What I wondered about, though, if you don’t see the client each week in person, how can this work? Lori says that Fitness by Phone is so effective because of the independence, confidence building approach she uses that it has people automatically exercising on their own. Let me break it down for you so you understand it more thoroughly. She has her clients use “Motivational Activity Monitors” which provides the client with objective feedback so they know immediately how well their work-outs are really working.

One is a Heart Rate Monitor (HR) and the other is a Caltrac. These tools act as your seven (7) day a week, 24 hour a day personal trainer. They are comfortable to wear allowing you the versatility busy people need to be successful in sticking with their exercise program. With an Activity Monitor a client is not be limited to a particular time or place for his/her exercise. The feedback you get from these tools give you the personal control and confidence you are spending every minute of exercise effectively. Lori's clients are actually excited about wearing the Caltrac everyday because they can see the difference between taking the stairs versus the elevator, parking at one end of a mall versus right up front.

The way it works is call Lori Michiel at 818-620-1442, your Fitness By Phone coach at the same time each week. The purpose of the 20-minute phone call is to get specific focus, direction and new progressive goals each week so that you continue to get new results. By holding you accountable to someone else, your exercise program increases by over 2200%. A study conducted at Virginia Polytechnic proved that by the end of 24 weeks, only 2% of the people who did NOT get a call were still exercising (walking in this case) compared to 45% of the people who DID get the call. The combination of Motivational Activity Monitors, Fitness By Phone Diaries, the focus and guidance of an exercise expert and accessibility to your Coach all week makes Fitness By Phone more successful than any other approach to personalized fitness training.... guaranteed!

Get started today! 818-620-1442 or visit and tell her Carol at sent you!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Tips for Seniors and Family Caregivers on Remodeling Senior Homes

James and Patti Wright with JNA Construction, winner of the Austin NARI General Contractor Award in 2005, understand the needs Austin Seniors have in remodeling their homes to meet their active and sometimes, not so active lifestyle. JNA Construction can be reached at (512)266-2046.

Seniors want to live out their entire lives living at home but some look short-term, the next five years. When that's the case, JNA Construction says most look to do improvements or remodeling. JNA Construction excels in remodeling tips for making homes more senior-friendly.

Life events common to the Senior 50-plus generation that trigger home remodeling or improvements are retirement, birth of a grandchild, caring for an elderly parent and moving them in, an adult child moving home, often provoke home improvement projects. Many seniors also want the functionality of their home to be hobby-friendly and a comfortable place to entertain friends and family.

When our boomer and Senior customers plan home remodeling or improvement projects, JNA Construction offer the products, services and know-how they need to create an intergenerational living space that welcomes all ages and abilities in the family.

Key home improvement findings for consumers 50 and older include the following: (by Senior Citizens Home and Communities)

● 60 percent expect to live in their current residence during the next five years.

● 65 percent plan to remodel or improve their homes.

● 42 percent of all home improvement projects will be done by outside contractors.

● 77 percent believe how their home looks is an important part of who they are.

● 73 percent say the kitchen is the most important room for them.

Give JNA Construction a call at (512) 266-2046. They will discuss with you:

1. The type of projects they do
2. How their business operates
3. Services they provide
4. Site Visit - The first visit and consultation is completed at no charge
5. The Design
6. The Bid
7. Contract
8. Construction
9. Warrantly
Go to for details DESIGN/BUILD Process.

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