Advancing Our Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease


Advancing Our Understanding
According to the National Institute on Aging, “Thirty years ago, we knew very little about Alzheimer’s disease.
Since then, scientists have made many important advances. Research supported by NIA and other organizations has expanded knowledge of brain function in healthy older people, identified ways we might lessen normal age-related declines in mental function, and deepened our understanding of the disease.
Many scientists and physicians are now working together to untangle the genetic, biological, and environmental factors that, over many years, ultimately result in Alzheimer’s.
This effort is bringing us closer to the day when we will be able to manage successfully or even prevent this devastating disease.”
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Sandra
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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month


November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. It is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
According to the National Institute on Aging:
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people. Dementia is theloss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. In 1906, Dr. Alzheimer noticed changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. Her symptoms included memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behavior. After she died, he examined her brain and found many abnormal clumps (now called amyloid plaques) and tangled bundles of fibers (now called neurofibrillary tangles). Plaques and tangles in the brain are two of the main features of Alzheimer’s disease. The third is the loss of connections between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain.
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Sandra
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Baby Boomers Remember The 5th. Dimension


Millions of us Baby Boomers became of age listening to The Age of Aquarius and the incredible music of The 5th. Dimension.
The original group consisted of Lamonte McLemore, Marilyn McCoo, Florence LaRue, Ron Townson, and Billy Davis Jr.
Some of my favorite song include Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Going Out of My Head, Never My Love, Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In, Up, Up and Away….well, actually I loved everything the ever recorded.
Their music was REAL! Music that spanned the spectrum from quite, contemplative, soul searching to “everybody let’s dance!!”
It seems much of my life was recorded on the screen of my heart with The 5th. Dimension singing in the background. Consequently, nostalgia stops me in my tracks whenever I hear any of their songs.
Now, I can hardly believe that in a few hours I will interview the only remaining original member of this amazing group–Florence LaRue!!
My husband and I met Florence in Los Angeles a few months ago and became friends over the course of the three day Dreams to Reality Success Summit which we were all attending. I can attest that she looks the same as she did back in the 1960′s when they first formed the group.
As of April 2009, the group is actively touring as “Florence LaRue & The 5th Dimension,” led by Florence with Willie Williams, Leonard Tucker, Patrice Morris, and Floyd Smith.
Florence LaRue, known as the Divine Diva, will be my special guest Tuesday, September 21st.
You surely won’t want to miss this episode. Florence will talk about her 44 years with the 5th Dimension–why she stayed and the highlights (and maybe some of the lowlights) of her amazing career.
Florence has agreed to talk about her education, health, charity work, solo performances, and her spirituality. She will also share how she’s managed to maintain balance in her life while balancing her life’s work, motherhood and family life. She’s also agreed to share tidbits from rare and special speaking engagements she’s had over the span of her career-with whom and what subjects!
Plus, she’s willing to give up her beauty secrets. So, be sure you tune in for this exclusive interview with the Divine Diva of the 5th Dimension.
Tuesday, September 21st. Noon EDT (9amPDT) www.BlogTalkRadio.com/sandra-haymon
Call-in Number: (646) 929-1184
See you on the radio.
Sincerely,
Sandra
America’s #1 Caregiving Expert
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Exclusive Interview with Florence LaRue of the 5th Dimension


Wow! Is this the Age of America? Florence LaRue, known as the Divine Diva, and the only original member remaining in the singing group the 5th Dimension will be my special guestTuesday, September 21st.
You surely won’t want to miss this episode. Florence will talk about her 44 years with the 5th Dimension–why she stayed– the highlights (and maybe some of the low-lights) of her amazing career.
Florence has agreed to talk about her education, health, charity work, solo performances,
and her spirituality.
She will also share how she’s managed to maintain balance in her life while balancing her life’s work, motherhood and family life.
She’s also agreed to share tidbits from rare and special speaking engagements she’s had over the span of her career-with whom and what subjects!
Plus, she’s willing to give up her beauty secrets!!
So, be sure you tune in for this exclusive interview with the Divine Diva of the 5th Dimension. www.BlogTalkRadio.com/sandra-haymon
Sincerely,
Sandra
America’s #1 Caregiving Expert
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Powered With Passion-Increase Productivity in All Areas of Your Life!


Are you overwhelmed with all the details of life?
Are you exhausted trying to cram family, fun and business into one day?
Are you wasting time and money with an outdated business model?
Perhaps you’re tired of searching for your purpose in life and never finding it.
If you could possess a value system to show you how to have what you desire, without loss, lack or struggle in your life, would you want it?
Do you think you’re worth it?
Would you like to discover how to integrate your personal passions with the ‘work’ you do in the world?
Would you like to know how to increase wealth on all levels: emotional, financial, physical and spiritual?
Would you like to:
*Increase your productivity, effectiveness & outcomes?
*Create a truly unique Value System for prosperous living?
*Discover & implement your truest passions in life?
*Integrate your passions with business & family life
*Design a life that fosters & inspires others?
*Integrate family, passion, & business so that your bottom line is overflowing?
* Create conscious intentions to help you contribute to all of your passions with truth?
* Discover where to best put your time, energy, and resources?
Prosperity, abundance and fulfillment naturally follow you when you live a life you design by choice.
If you want to effectively and efficiently accomplish all that you desire with harmony and excitement, you won’t want to miss this episode.
My special guest is Laura Gisborne, founder of Powered With Passion. Laura is a highly successful “Mompreneur.”
She owned her first business by age 23and in the past twenty years has created, owned and operated nine lucrative businesses.
Her favorite traditional Spanish wedding quote encapsulates her outlook on life:
“Health, wealth, love and the time to enjoy them.”
Laura will share her secrets for success and discuss how to approach life “Powered With Passion.”
If you want to live a life of abundance and balance, you won’t want to miss this episode. Please join us Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Noon EDT (9:00am PDT):
www.BlogTalkRadio.com/sandra-haymon
Sincerely,
Sandra
America’s #1 Caregiving Expert
P.S. Register today for my live event, Tuesday, October 5th. at the Air Conference Centre, 3419 East University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034, from 6-8pm: www.TheSacredJourneyOfCaregiving.com

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Computers Made Easy For Seniors!


Computer illiterate–no problem.
With just the touch of the screen PointerWare enables anyone to send e-mails, explore the Internet,
post and view photos, and see and talk with family and friends.
Within minutes and for just pennies a day anyone can use a computer like an expert.
If you can point your finger you can use a computer to connect with your family and the rest of the world with PointerWare Softwars.
My special guest, Raul Rupsingh MSc., Co-Founder and CEO PointerWare Innovations, will introduce this amazing new software.
If you or a family member or friend presently don’t know how to use a computer like an expert, or if you would just like an easier way to interact with your computer–PointerWare is for you!!
You won’t want to miss this episode as Raul shares the secrets of computers made simple.
Please join us Tuesday, Sept. 7, Noon EDT (9:00am PDT).
http://www.blogtalkradio.com-sandra-haymon/
Sincerely;
Sandra
America’s #1 Caregiving Expert
P.S. Register for my live event in Phoenix. AZ, Tuesday, October 5th, at The Air Conference Centre, 3417 East University Dr. 6-8:00pm PDT.
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7-9 of the Top 10 Techniques For writing Like a Pro


Here’s 7-9 of Barbara McNichol’s 10 Top Techniques For Writing Like a Pro.
You can get your Free download at http://www.barbaramcnichol.com/
#7. Talk Directly to Your Readers
Speaking directly to your readers is accomplished, in most cases, with a “you” orientation (not “I” or “we”). Using the second person “you” directs your communication to one individual Speaking directly to your readers is accomplished, in most cases, with a “you” orientation(not “I” or “we”). Using the second person “you” directs your communication to oneand allows you to use commands that cut to the quick. E.g., Stop. Look. Listen. (Because reading is solitary, never say “many of you.”)

Note: At times, using a “we” orientation feels more inclusive and perhaps less bossy. You might use a generally accepted statement that calls for “we,” e.g., “We’re subject to the vagaries of the weather.” But as a rule, don’t mix “you” and “we” in the same paragraph. Why?
Because you abruptly shift the point of view and require your reader to skip around. Instead, start a new paragraph to signal a shift in the point of view.

#8. Pursue a Parallel Path
Don’t let a mixed bag of parts of speech wiggle into your writing. Here’s what I mean: “His attitude makes a difference in changing, succeeding, and when he wants to move on.” Throwing in a non-parallel phrase at the end forces the reader’s mind to shift gears unnecessarily.
Why?
Because it breaks an expected pattern.
Instead, strengthen the sentence by saying this: “His attitude makes a difference in changing, succeeding, and moving on.”
Note: This rule of good writing taps into the power of three, which adds a rhythm and cadence that just feels right. E.g., Earth, wind, and fire. Winken, Blinken, and Nod.

#9. Set a Clear Objective
You might think writing requires just letting words flow like water out of a faucet. Not so.
Sentences are more likely to dribble and spurt than overflow like a fountain.
Answer these questions before you write the first line:
Target Audience—Who will read this? What do you know about them?
Purpose—What succinct, clear message do you want to send?
Benefits—What’s in it for the readers to read this and take action?
Call to Action—What do you want the reader to do, think, or remember as a result of reading your message? E.g., Attend this important meeting. Contact me.
Logistics—What logistics need to be spelled out? E.g., June 22 at 3 pm Eastern.
Hope these tip are helpful.

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Sincerely,
Sandra
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4-6 of the Top 10 Techniques For Writing Like a Pro


Here’s 4-6 of Barbara McNichol’s 10 Top Techniques For Writing Like a Pro.
You may receive your Free download at http://www.barbaramcnichol.com/
You may also listen to this interview at: www.BlogTalkRadio.com/sandra-haymon

#4. Ignite Sentences with Active Verbs
Ignite your sentences by using active verbs like achieve, adopt, align, boost, bridge, capture, clarify, connect, create, define, design, ensure, find, focus, gain, grasp, ignite, improve, inspire, learn, master, overcome, persuade, prevent, realize, reduce, scan, sharpen, simplify, stretch, unleash.
A pet peeve: using the word “utilize” when its modest synonym “use” works just fine.
Active verbs overcome passive sentence construction. Active construction occurs when someone does something to someone else; passive is when an action is being done to someone.
Which of these sentences is more effective?Passive—“The piano was played by the student.”Active—“The student played the piano with grace and dexterity.”

#5. Get Them to Agree
When you put a singular subject with the plural form of the verb, you weaken your writing, confuse
your reader, and make grammarians groan. E.g., “A group of golfers were in town.” The subject of the sentence “group” is singular while the verb “were” belongs with a plural subject. Instead, write this: “A group of golfers was in town” or “Several golfers were in town.” Better yet, liven up the sentence with an active verb: “A group of golfers landed in town eager to play.”

#6. Nix Mixed Modifiers (aka Dangling Participles)

Check out this sentence: “When thinking about a good place to eat, many choices are available.”Are the “many choices” doing the thinking? I don’t think so!
This mixed modifier (aka dangling participle) gets in the way of crisp, intentional writing. Correct version: “When thinking about a good place to eat, the host had many choices.”
Now who’s doing the thinking? The host.
Join me tomorrow for additional tips from Barbara McNichol.
Here’s to more effective writing.

Sincerely,
Sandra
America’s #1 Caregiving Expert
P.S. Join me Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Air Conference Centre in Phoenix, AZ for The Sacred Journey of Caregiving-A Transformational Approach to Life.
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1-3 of the Top 10 Techniques For Writing Like a Pro


For those of you who missed my Blog Talk Radio Show-Baby Boomers Sandwich this morning
you may listen to it by clicking on: www.BlogTalkRadio.com/sandra-haymon
Barbara McNichol, expert editor and author was my special guest. Barbara offered a FREE
download of her 10 Top Techniques for Perfecting Your Prose So You Can Write Like a Pro.
You may download your own copy of this helpful tool by going to http://www.barbaramcnichol.com/.
Here’s the first 3 of Barbara’s top 10 techniques. I will include the remaining 7 techniques later this week.
10 Top Techniques for Perfecting Your Prose So You Can Write Like a Pro
By Barbara McNichol

As a writer with a message to share and a story to tell, you want to communicate clearly so your readers will do, think, or remember exactly what you want.
By consistently applying the following 10 techniques to your writing, you’ll add persuasion to your writing and quickly see your results improve.
Keep this list in front of you the next time you write an article or chapter, and refer to it as you craft your paragraphs.
#1. Match the Word to Its Precise Meaning
Do you write “further” when you mean “farther” or “accept” instead of “except”? Selecting the correct word from similar-but-different options saves confusion for the reader and embarrassment for you as the writer.

Jump into your dictionary to know whether to select “choose” vs. “chose” within the context of your paragraph. Better yet, keep a reference guide like Word Trippers handy—one that clarifies word so you select the perfect one when it matters most.

#2. Show, Don’t Tell
Do your best to describe what’s happening without using adverbs and adjectives. e.g., Don’t say, “She felt sad” when you can say “tears rolled down her cheek.” Don’t say, “She was happy to get the compliment when you can say something like “she skipped around in a circle, her mood lightened by the compliment she received.”
#3. Add Alliteration (and Other Figures of Speech)
Figures of speech add fun and persuasion to your writing. A few examples:
Alliteration: The first letter gets repeated. e.g., “It will dazzle and delight you.”
Simile: Makes a comparison using the word “like.” e.g., “It creeps up on you like a thick fog.” “Think like an editor.”
Metaphor: Says that something IS something else. e.g.,
“Keep the train of thought on track.” “Make hay while the sun shines.”
Chiamus: A sentence that mirrors itself. e.g., “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”
“Success in not the key to happiness; happiness is the key to success.”
Join me tomorrow for tips 4-6 of Barbara’s top 10 techniques., and listen to this episode at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/sandra-haymon

Sincerely,
Sandra
America’s #1 Caregiving Expert
P.S. Be sure to sign up for my event The Sacred Journey of caregiving- A Transformational Approach to Life, Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at the Air Conference Centre, 3419 east University Dr., Phoenix, AZ. Seats are strictly limited, so be sure to register today:
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#10 of the Top 10 Techniques For Writing Like A Pro


Here’s #10 of Barbara McNichol’s 10 Top techniques For Writing Like a Pro.

You can get your Free download at http://www.barbaramcnichol.com/
You may also listen to this interview at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/sandra-haymon
#10. Whack Wordiness
As you write, proofread, rewrite, and finalize what you’ve written, whack all the extra words you can to sharpen your message.
Take out these five wobbly words as often as you can:
some “We rely on some long-standing methods.”
much “Internet job postings reach a much larger audience than ever.”
• very “Get ready to do a very good job.”
• that “Find information that you can apply easily.”
• really “Take out words that you really don’t need.
Note: The word “that” doesn’t substitute for “who” when referring to a human being. It’s not “a person that plays the piano” but “a person who plays the piano.”
Aim to eliminate extra phrases such as these:
• “there is” and “there will be” e.g., There will be many candidates who are already planning to move.
Better: Many candidates may be already planning to move.
“It is all about”; “the fact of the matter is”
“in regards to” e.g., There may be additional sites you should search out in regards to your industry.
Better: Seek out additional sites related to your industry.
• “is going to” e.g., he is going to be a key asset. Better: he will be a key asset.
“in order to” e.g., add key words in order to describe the position Better: add key words to describe
the position
“is intended to, meant to, designed to” e.g., The prescreen is intended to focus on key aspects. Better:
The prescreen focuses on key aspects.
Get rid of redundancies such as:
end result
add more
• tally up
future planning
Eliminate repeated words: e.g., “Following a process for hiring, we followed the techniques in this book.” Better: “Following a process for hiring, we adopted the techniques in this book.”
Avoid writing long-winded sentences of more than 20 words by doing this:
• Chop a long sentence into two
Change nouns to verbs (e.g., “the examination of” to “examine”)
• Question every single word, especially adverbs and adjectives, then take out the ones
you really don’t need.
Example of editing a 44-word sentence (1.) down to a 21-word sentence (2.):
1. The subsequent chapters then will focus in great detail on each of the steps to make sure you know how to accomplish each step before proceeding to the next step and how to measure whether or not you are ready to move to the next step.
2. The subsequent chapters detail all 13 steps and show how to accomplish each one while measuring whether you are ready to move on.
Apply these top ten techniques and see your writing soar to a higher level of perfection than ever before!
Barbara McNichol writes and edits articles, books, and book proposals for authors, speakers, and consultants. She can be reached at 520-615-7910 or 887-696-4899 or online at editor@BarbaraMcNichol.com and http://www.barbaramcnichol.com/.
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Write Like a Pro: 10 Top Techniques for Perfecting Your Prose
#1. Match the Word to Its Precise Meaning
#2. Show, Don’t Tell
#3. Add Alliteration (and Other Figures of Speech)
#4. Ignite Sentences with Active Verbs
#5. Get Them to Agree
#6. Nix Mixed Modifiers (aka Dangling Participles)
#7. Talk Directly to Your Readers
#8. Pursue a Parallel Path
#9. Set a Clear Objective
#10. Whack Wordiness

Thanks to Barbara, we are all now more effictive writers!!

Join us Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Air Conference Centre, Phoenix, AZ, 6-8pm,
for The Sacred Journey of Caregiving-A Transformational Approach to LIfe.
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Sandra
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