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Delay Dementia

by Victoria Thomas.

Currently there are a lot of stories and information in the media about dementia. We would like to offer you some clarification.

Dementia

  • Is really a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the Brain.
  • Affects thinking, behaviour, and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Eventually it affects the brain function to the point that it changes a person's normal social or working life
  • Can happen to anyone, however its more common for people over 65 years old. People in their 40s and 50s are increasingly being diagnosed, so younger onset dementia is becoming more prevalent
  • Most cases are not inherited, however this depends upon the cause. A medical diagnosis will determine what type a person has.

You may sometimes forget where the keys are, or why you entered a room.  This doesn't mean that you necessarily have dementia.  There are other possible reasons:

  • some vitamin or hormone deficiencies
  • depression
  • medication clashes or over medication
  • infections
  • brain tumours

The early signs of dementia may include:

  • progressive and frequent memory loss
  • confusion or easily flustered
  • personality change
  • apathy and withdrawal
  • loss of ability to perform everyday tasks or learn something new

You really need a thorough assessment to determine your risk and diagnosis.

At the Healing Rooms we are inviting people who are concerned, to have an assessment completed which includes pathology tests, and cognitive assessments. We have so much to share with you to delay the onset of symptoms, so make an appointment to see Victoria our Nurse Practitioner, as the initial consult is bulk billed.  Come to our educational talk on Preventing and Delaying the onset of Dementia that will be held in August.

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What is Adrenal Fatigue?

By Sharron Stevens.

Are you dealing with some of the following symptoms?

  • Difficulty getting up and not feeling awake until around 10am
  • Lethargy (lack of energy), especially around 3-4pm
  • Fatigue not relieved by sleep
  • Increased effort to do simple, everyday tasks
  • Decreased libido
  • Decreased ability to cope with stress
  • Increased time to recover from illness or injury
  • Mild depression
  • Light-headed when standing up
  • Increased PMT
  • Difficulty focusing, thoughts more fuzzy
  • Poor memory
  • Irritability and decreased tolerance

Chinese Wisdom for the Seasons

By Marianne Kornaat.

We probably all have heard that we should try to eat locally and that it is better to eat foods that are in season.  I would like to share a little part of Chinese wisdom that can hopefully help you understand why it is so important to align with the seasons.

The Chinese talk about the five elements and the five seasons, every season is linked to a specific organ and a specific flavour.  The sour flavour is linked to the liver and linked to spring, the bitter flavour is linked to the heart and summer, the pungent taste is linked to the lungs and autumn, and the salty taste is linked to our kidneys and to winter.  The fifth season is the season in between seasons and is linked to earth and our digestive system.  Each flavour specifically supports an organ, so if your liver needs attention it is best addressed in the spring and if your heart is frail or you suffer from depression or nervousness, summer is the time to help care for your heart.  Since we are in summer we will focus on that.

Love Meditation

by Jen Taylor.

The thing I enjoy most about meditation isn’t just the practice of creating more stilling of the mind but also the awareness of bringing mindfulness into everyday activities.  In fact my experience of having to sit for some time has been somewhat challenging, many I have spoken with also share this inner conflict.  With a preference for the body and mind to be more active, I have at times felt challenged by the idea of trying to still the mind.  From patience and consistency though, I have found that the benefits are profound and now too have proven scientific results.

Delay Dementia

by Victoria Thomas.

Currently there are a lot of stories and information in the media about dementia. We would like to offer you some clarification.

Welcome to the World of [...]

by Debbie Bates.

My first experience of this profound complementary therapy was in 1999, I was pleasantly surprised as I felt a deep sense of relaxation moving through my body and afterwards, a state of calm as I moved back out into the world.  I was fascinated that points on the feet were connected to different parts of my body and through the session, felt stress falling away from my neck and shoulders.  It was after this session that I decided to undertake a practitioner’s course and while studying, my family and friends benefited as I practiced on them and that helped lessen their stress also - a win/win.

Every Body Loves Bowen

by Jen Taylor.

I meet many clients who come in to find some relief from the pain patterns & injuries which may be interrupting their daily routine.  It is common in our western culture to be used to needing a quick fix to be able to carry on with life.  It seems as a society we are not so keen at accepting the pain and addressing any feelings that may be underneath the pain.  There is such a drive to ignore pain or to reach for some kind of pain relief to be able to carry on with the daily routine.  Certainly, sometimes this is a necessary choice however, pain can be a wonderful signal in the body to help us to look at and address perhaps a wider set of problems.  The body is sending a message to look a bit closer and pay attention, if one chooses. 

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