Hello !! Hopeful news! Riding the ferry back from Vancouver Island in early September, I was excited to read Norman Doidge's latest newsletter about

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Hello !!

Hopeful news!

Riding the ferry back from Vancouver Island in early September, I was excited to read Norman Doidge's latest newsletter about a breakthrough in treating Alzheimers. Both my father and grandmother had this debilitating disease so it is of deep interest to me. Read the article below for more.

New class series begin in November - focusing on coordinated action of the low back, hips and knees. Details below.


Breakthrough in Understanding and Treating Alzheimers

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You may have read about Norman Doidge in my newsletter or elsewhere. As the author of How the Brain Heals Itself, neuroscientist Doidge is a creative thinker and a foremost proponent of neuroplasticity. That's the ability of the brain to change -- and in a positive direction too! The Feldenkrais Method® is based in this ability.

In his newsletter, Doidge highlights the work (and new book) of Dr. Dale Bredesen, a neurologist and neuroscientist, with a strong integrative medicine background. He views Alzheimers as a neuroplasticity malfunction in which the normal brain processes of creating new connections and pruning others is out of balance. It's as if the deletion process has run amok and keeps deleting connections. Dr. Bredesen has developed a testing and treatment protocol for three major types of Alzheimers and the 36 factors that influence this disease. His is far from a one-factor-at-fault approach (like much of the research so far) or a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Encompassing diet, exercise, hormonal and other balances in the brain, the protocol keeps the disease at bay. It is not a cure; clinical trials have not been completed but the evidence of over 200 patients treated so far is impressive.

To read more details about Dr. Bredesen's approach along with information about his new book, The End of Alzheimer's,click here.

Update on Classes - Hips, Knees and Lower Back

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Low Back, Hips and Knees: Finding Coordination

Explore and enhance lower body movement connections to more easily:
* turn, bend, reach, stand, sit and walk
* navigate daily activities

Chintimini Senior Center - 2601 NW Tyler Ave

Tuesdays Nov 7 - Dec 5-- 10:30 - 11:30 am $32 residents; $40 non-residents; $8 drop in if space.
Classes tend to fill so sign up early at the center or online.

Friends Meeting House - 3311 NW Polk

Tuesdays, Nov 7 - Dec 12 -- 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm -- Note extra day!
Register at first class please. $48 for series; $10 drop in
Bring mat or blanket for carpeted floor. Please, do not park in front of neighboring homes. Thanks!

Two Classes: Mindful Movement with Parkinson's

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We still have room for a few more in the 1:15 pm Chair-based class! If you are beginning or returning to exercise after a setback or are not comfortable with getting down to the floor, this is the class for you Come check it out:

Thursdays 1:15 - 2:15 pm

For now, the class that includes floor work, Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm, is full. Contact me if you want to be on the wait list.

BOTH CLASSES -- Nov 2, 9, 16, and 30 -- Series Price: $40 -- Drop-in $12

Dec 7 & 14 -- Series Price: $20 -- Drop-in $12

Location: Fitness Over Fifty: 6735 SW Country Club Drive Corvallis
Cost: $40 for the monthly series; Drop-in $12/class

New students--first class session free!

Please check with me first to confirm availability and the right class for you.

What's the right class for you? Please contact me--details below

For More Information

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Contact me: margbartosek@gmail.com or 541-286-4678

or check out: My Website

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