Action Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is an increasing concern for many. Whilst a diagnosis related to cognitive decline is usually made after the age of 60, the underlying processes that cause the decline start 10, 20 or even 30 years before. So, reducing your risk is something you might want to think about in your 40s, 50s and onwards or even earlier perhaps.

The very latest ground breaking research

Recent ground breaking research has shown that memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease can be reversed and, whilst the reversal Protocol is currently based in the United States, there are plans to bring it over to the UK so that we can benefit too. This important work is being funded by Cytoplan, a supplement manufacturer and educational organisation who are committed to bringing the Protocol over to the UK, funding a clinical trial here, and they have developed and are supporting the Action Against Alzheimer’s programme.

How you can benefit

Alison provides introductory talks about the Action Against Alzheimer’s programme. You might have a group of friends who want to reduce their risk or you may have a family member who has been diagnosed with the disease and want to help them or to reduce your own risk. Talks can also be organised at your place of work so if you are involved in promoting health in the workplace, then this might be something you wish to consider.

If you would like to organise a talk, please contact Alison on 07790 745769. If you would like to find out more about the talks and when the next talk is being held, then please click HERE.

What is the Action Against Alzheimer’s Programme?

Action Against Alzheimer’s is a nutrition and lifestyle coaching Programme, delivered by Alison Sheldrick, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, Scientist and fully accredited Action Against Alzheimer’s Practitioner. The Programme aims to support cognitive health using techniques that have been shown in research to prevent and reverse cognitive decline. The Programme consists of 6 modules covering the following topics that have all been shown in research to be important for brain health:

MIND What You Eat – choose your ‘brain healthy’ eating plan.

Nutrition is at the core of the Programme. Many of the people Alison works with today feel that their diet is ‘good’ but, on further analysis, it really isn’t and certainly many diets today aren’t what she would call ‘optimal’. This part of the Programme looks at what we eat and drink and why in detail and it provides options for you to follow that we can help you to fit into your lifestyle. In particular, it helps you to develop a diet that is anti-inflammatory because inflammation is at the cause of many diseases as well as Alzheimer’s and we can help ourselves by adopting this way of eating.

Healthy Gut, Healthy mind

We now know that one of the root causes of many diseases is poor gut health so it makes total sense to make sure our gut is working as it should for us. You will learn how the disease process starts, how to spot tell-tale signs and symptoms of poor digestive function and also the factors that are most damaging to our gut. Plus, you will get all the dietary and nutritional help and advice you need to optimise the health of this important organ.

Stress and its impact on brain health

We all know that stress can be bad for us and in this module you will learn exactly why this is so and what stress does to the body that leads to poor health. The stress hormone cortisol damages brain cells and causes inflammation and persistently elevated stress levels can, over time, result in brain shrinkage. Stress comes from the outside and from within so you will learn about this and how making changes to your nutrition and lifestyle together can help to reduce the impact that stress has on your body.

Sleep ‘smarter’ not longer to maximise recovery and productivity

Sleep is important because many of the regenerative processes that the body needs to stay healthy take place at night when the body is resting and great sleep is necessary for consolidation of memory. The sleep process is controlled by many different factors including diet and lifestyle with hormonal systems being at the core. Rather than sleeping longer to catch up after a hard week at work, this module teaches you how to sleep ‘smarter’, i.e. increase the quality of regenerative sleep you get rather than wasting time in bed having non-regenerative sleep.

Exercise and Brain Training techniques to support brain health

We all know exercise is good for us and usually helps to lift mood and gives a feeling of well being. But exercise also affects many of the hormonal systems we will have discussed in previous modules so in this module we take a closer look at why exercise is beneficial for brain health and we also look at specific brain training exercises and activities.

Coaching

Of course we don’t just eat because we are hungry – being bored, upset and the sight of food can all cause us to eat, sometimes hijacking our good intentions and causing us to make poor food choices and overeat. The Programme will start you on the journey towards understanding and changing your relationship with food with the goal of helping you make long-term, sustainable behaviour changes. You will receive a comprehensive workbook and home study system that you work through week by week to help you get the most from your Programme.

Why join the Action Against Alzheimer’s Programme?

Think about joining if you are concerned about your risk of cognitive decline now or in the future. Perhaps because you have noticed brain fog, poor memory or concentration, struggling to focus at work or maybe you have a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and are worried for your own health.  Whilst the Programme is designed to promote optimal brain health, it can also have a positive impact on other areas of our health. So why not consider joining to give your health and lifestyle an overhaul?

How can I book a place?

If you are interested in booking a place it is a good idea to come along to one of the talks that Alison provides first. You can find out more and book HERE. But, if you are really keen to get going or you have just missed a talk then call Alison on 07790 745769 and she will help you.

What about the dates?

The Programmes run throughout the year. The best thing to do is to call Alison to find out more.

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