The D.E.A.R. Program
Forgetting where you left your keys? Forgetting that you had keys? Get in control of your health , come and join us for our medical prevention DEAR program that will provide you with the information to help you avoid Alzheimer's disease, Joint and Spine Pain, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and much more.
The Problem: Modern medicine has failed us since the turn of the 20th century.
Life span has increased 35 years, but brain span not a single day. The most feared illness in those over 50 years old is losing one's mind- Alzheimer's disease. (Paradise Magazine)
Our sedentary lifestyle coupled with a poor diet and stressful lifestyle has contributed to the dramatic increase in cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint and spine disease and a myriad list of maladies.
Fact: Alzheimer's disease is reaching epidemic proportions. It is a disease most prevalent in affluent American and European societies. Since 1950, Alzheimer's disease has increased tenfold in those over 65 and twenty fold in those under 65, despite our standard of living increasing almost three fold. At 70 years of age, 20% have significant cognitive problems. At 85, 50% have Alzheimer's disease. The most disturbing statistic is that 70% of people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease ( 5.4 million in the USA ) are put in nursing homes within 2 years, where they will remain away from their family and home for an average of 6.5 years.
Despite medical hype there are no drugs on the horizon to significantly delay dementia. The only solution agreed upon by all is Prevention.
The "SAD Lifestyle" contributes to Alzheimer's disease and many other serious health problems.
Goal:The D.E.A.R program goal is to prevent Alzheimer's disease is those with no genetic pre-disposition and to delay it 10 to 15 years in those with a genetic pre-disposition. The four month clinic program is based on a 4-step medically-proven plan from The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription, by Dr. Vincent Fortanasce.
While the primary focus of the D.E.A.R program is Alzheimer's prevention; following these simple lifestyle and dietary modifications can also prevent or lesson the symptoms of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint and spine disease and many other health issues. Our program is not just about living longer, it is about living better.
One of the most powerful influences for health today is knowledge.
During the course of the D.E.A.R program you will have the opportunity to attend a 12 part lecture series. 4 lectures directly related to Alzheimer's disease and 8 lectures presented by some of the best physicians and medical experts in the local area. Topics will cover the latest information and treatments pertaining to cardiovascular disease, joint and spine pain, cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis and many more important health issues.
THE D.E.A.R PROGRAM
The Harmonic Diet teaches you what to eat, in what portions, and in what order to eat them. Eating the right foods is not enough. Nutritional and dietary handouts will be distributed throughout the course of the lecture series and will be included in this binder in the Diet section.
A registered physical therapist provides an individual consultation to design an exercise plan that is ideal for your body, age and current fitness level. You will have a three month membership to a gym, which includes a tailor-made workout of circuit training, including anaerobic weightlifting and an hour long aerobic program.
Accentuating your Brain's Reserve:
A class to help you understand how to increase your brain capacity and memory in novel, yet simple and unique ways.
Rest and Recovery:
The importance of adequate sleep and stress management will be explained in two separate one hour long lectures detailing techniques to improve sleep quality and stress management.
Optional Programs and services:
Group therapy sessions will be provided weekly for those who feel they will benefit from them to treat anxiety, depression, as well as learning stress management techniques.
Caution: Always check with your physician before starting any program
Research in Biofeedback has found it to be effective in treating many conditions
What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is a treatment technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies. Physical therapists use biofeedback to help stroke victims regain movement in paralyzed muscles. Psychologists use it to help tense and anxious clients learn to relax and to treat many stress disorders. Specialists in many different fields use biofeedback to help their patients cope with pain.