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Dr. Lefferman presented to the established Memory Club of Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles in the Canoga Park/Greater San Fernando Region to a group of members who suffer from different forms of Early Stage Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Our group was overly impressed with not only Dr. Lefferman’s excellent knowledge on the concepts of dementia, medications, and lifestyle recommendations, but also in his presenting style. Dr. Lefferman provided the information in a professional but comfortable fashion that allowed the members to freely express themselves and ask questions. His knowledge in the medical field is beyond evident, and his grace with explaining provided a sense of ease to the members, which is not easily done. I highly recommend Dr. Lefferman to anyone looking for an impressive DO, as I know that several of the members of Memory Club have already reached out to touch base with Dr. Lefferman after his presentation. He is extremely easy going and kind, but also very knowledgeable in his field; I will definitely be hoping he comes back to present every quarter for us.
Some friends and clients of AHA have written books. We thought we’d share some of these great titles.
Your Fat Can Make You Thin By: Calvin Ezrin, M.D.
Dr. Ezrin’s book explains medical research and clinical successes of regulating the body’s serotonin levels that leads to maintaining energy while burning excess fat. It’s a long-term solution for maintaining weight loss instead of dieting.
Suicide As Psychache: A Clinical Approach to Self-Destructive Behavior By: Edwin Shneidman
Edwin Shneidman introduces the concept of psychache in his book, and defines psychache as the hurt, anguish, soreness, aching, and psychological pain in the mind. His book comprises over 20 years of his empirical study, single case studies, theoretical think pieces and some suggestions for psychotherapy.
Laughter & Liberation By: Harvey Mindness
In his book, Harvey Mindess tells us how laughter and our sense of humor work. His theory proposes that the function of humor is to release us from the inhibitions and restrictions under which we live our daily lives.
The Silverado Story: A Memory-Care Culture Where Love is Greater Than Fear By: Loren Shook and Stephen Winner
Loren Shook and Stephen Winner have been called Alzheimer’s futurists. Their book has encouraged and brought solace to many people with family members suffering from memory degenerative illnesses.
The Parchment By: Gerald T. McLaughlin
An excellent work of fiction that takes place in 70 A.D. Jerusalem.
2 Weeks to a Younger Brain By: Gary Small, M.D. and Gigi Vorgan
Sharpen your mind with brain exercises and practical strategies based on the latest brain science. Dr. Small has shown that daily habits and exercises can improve mental acuity and reverse brain aging.
AHA is so proud to work with such progressive minds in the field of Memory Care at Silverado Center’s newest location, The Loft at Beverly Place. We offer our Modern House Call services to several patients that reside at 330 N. Hayworth Ave.
We share a similar mission with Silverado Care Center.
The Loft at Beverly Place serves people 55 and over interested in working towards the delay of the onset, or to slow the progression, of dementia. The facility’s treatment methods are a dementia care pioneer called the Silverado Nexus Program. Six areas of research are the focus of the programming available to residents. Read more here
- Mindful Meditation: Among the common methods being studied that have the potential to slow the progress of dementia, Mindfulness Meditation is one of the most promising. Members learn and discover together how mindfulness and self-compassion practices can transform their lives.
- Monday Morning Out Club: This series of regular outings is designed to help individuals with early-stage memory impairment get out of their house to enjoy life and be social with others. Guided outings range from walking tours and museum visits to music lessons and cake decorating.
- Table Tennis: Based on a Japanese clinical study demonstrating increased awareness and improved state of cognition in participants, the SAEF Table Tennis Therapy Program is an innovative tool designed to benefit people with memory impairment.
- TimeSlips: This program works to alleviate stress through creativity, opening storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. Creativity is one of the most commonly used methods of engagement programs for those with early-stage memory impairment, and this program helps guide attendees with proven techniques to harness the brain’s creative impulses.
- Yoga: Yoga’s combination of physical activity and meditative exercises has shown promising signs for individuals with dementia by reducing stress and improving circulation. The Loft offers a regular schedule of Yoga classes.
- Memories in the Making: Memories in the Making is the signature fine arts program developed by the Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter. This creativity workshop improves communication, boosts self-esteem and helps people with memory impairment touch long-unused parts of the brain.
The Staff is trained in challenges of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy body and other types of dementia. Everyday the staff is working with residents to maintain cognitive fitness and healthy minds. Support groups are also available at the Loft for family members and residents.
The Loft is centrally located near Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood, so it’s easily accessible and keeps residents connected the city’s vibrant lifestyle.