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#18 || The defection of a Roger Ailes warrior. "Very earlier on, Roger called me Ailes Junior. He told my dad, 'I've never met anyone more like me than Joe.'" As the protégé of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, Joe Lindsley was closer to the man who built Fox News than any Fox executive. He helped write Ailes' speeches, sat next to him at executive meetings, and went to church with his family on Sundays. What moved the ambitious twenty-something to abandon the conservative media titan? For a deeper dive into his epic odyssey, check out Joe's memoir — Fake News / True Story: www.inkshares.com/books/fake-news-true-story
Tony Blair: Centrism may be dead. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sits down with Glenn Thrush in London to discuss the relationship between American and British politics, his close relationship with the Clintons, Brexit, and the danger of approaching politics with a closed-mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Positive psychology—with Martin Seligman. During the 1960s the field of psychology focussed on the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms, and how to reduce people’s misery. Professor Martin Seligman wanted to change that focus. He’s become known as the Father of Positive Psychology, and he’s had a profound influence worldwide. In Part 1 of our 2 programs with Martin Seligman, hear him address an exclusive audience in Australia on happiness and human flourishing.
How Journaling Can Make You 25% Happier (TPS154). Journaling is a bit of a buzzword in the productivity space, but with good reason. And in this episode, Mike and Brooks explain why it’s so important. They dive into the many benefits of journaling, and share 5 tips for making journaling actionable and effective. They explain how to implement a journaling habit, recommend some different tools and apps you can use, and explain how to make the habit stick. If you’ve never understood why you should journal or you have trouble doing it consistently, then this episode is for you.Get Podcast UpdatesDo you want to get an email with shownotes each time a podcast goes live? Then let us know where to send the updates by entering your first name and email. Cheat SheetWhy there’s a stigma associated with journaling (and why’s it isn’t true) [1:39]The benefits that come from pairing journaling and meditation [5:13]How journaling increases your mindfulness [7:53]The ways that journaling actually increases the likelihood that you will actually achieve your goals [9:55]How journaling strengthens self-discipline and improves communication skills [14:15]Why many people do something called “morning pages” and how it sets their day up for success [18:24]Why you don’t need to take a long time each day to journal (it’s the consistency that counts) [20:27]Why it is so important to keep your journal positive [24:09]The benefits of keeping a gratitude journal and how it impacts your outlook on your life [26:07]Why it is important to see the gains you’ve made by reviewing your journal [32:17]How to use journaling to identify pain points in your life so you can fix and solve them [36:38]AE recommendations for digital journals and apps you can use [38:38]Why you might want to use an analog journal and the benefits of pen and paper [48:42]Why it is so important for you to pick a time to journal that works for you and stick to it [55:03]Using automation and prompts to make journaling more efficient [58:24]5 tips to make the most of your journaling experience [1:04:56]Why you should review your journal on a regular basis [1:06:19]LinksSELF JournalTPS2: How to Get Started with JournalingTPS69: Journaling w/ Kendra WrightHow to Take Massive Action on Your Goals by Implementing the 12 Week Year Effectively (TPS138)The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months10% Happier by Dan HarrisHuffington Post “10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal”MoodnotesDay OneThe Five Minute JournalTextExpanderEvernoteLaunch Center ProJourney appBaron Fig notebooksField NotesMoleskineRhodia notebookBullet JournalMiracle MorningIf you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here’s how.
Rank #1: Diagnosing dementia: My relative won't go to the doctor - Alzheimer's Society Podcast February 2014. It's not uncommon for people to not want to go to the doctor. They may think there is nothing wrong or they may be aware of a problem but want it to go away. Unfortunately the problem won't go away and you may want to help your relative visit the doctor to find out what the problem is. In this edition of the podcast we talk about getting a relative to visit the doctor.
Rank #2: Section 1 - About Dementia. If you have recently been told you have dementia, this guide is for you. It will help you to understand more about dementia and the treatments, support and services that are available. It includes information about how you can live as well as possible with dementia, and about making plans for the future.
Rank #1: Understand Dementia & Associated Behaviors. Lori La Bey talks with Karen Severson a Geriatric Psychiatrist with over 20 years experience working in hospitals and nursing homes. Karen will share what she has learned from working in those settings and how to improve the end of life care for those dealing with all forms of neuro-cognitive illnesses. Karen will also talk to us about her book, “Look I Shrunk Grandma – A Psychiatrist guide to Nursing Homes, Dementia and End of Life.” Contact Karen Severson at:Phone at: Clarity Health Solutions 561-781-3333Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAdditional Resources atAlzheimer's SpeaksDementia ChatsKeynotes/Training Podcast powered by Spreaker. Go to www.spreaker.com/create
Rank #2: Caring Tips and Resources with Jennifer FitzPatrick. Lori La Bey will chat with Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, the author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One. Jennifer is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University. She has been with us on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio before and always shares real life insights that we can apply right a way. Jennifer is one of less than 800 Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) in the world and her caregiving advice has been featured on ABC, CBS, Sirius XM and in Redbook, Forbes, US News & World Report just to name a few. I promise, you aren't going to want to miss this conservation. Join the conversation at (323) 870-4602.Contact Jennifer FitzPatrick:Website: www.cruisingthroughcaregiving.com Email: email@example.comPodcast powered by Spreaker. Go to www.spreaker.com/create
Rank #1: Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's? - Dr. Mary Newport & Jill Smith. A discussion with Dr. Mary Newport and Jill Smith, Assistant Director for Clinical Research at the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute. The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute is now running the first-ever randomized clinical trial to determine whether anecdotal reports of the effectiveness of coconut oil in treating Alzheimer's can be verified.Support the show
Rank #2: Before I Forget - Dan Gasby, Husband & Care Partner to B. Smith. During UsAgainstAlzheimer's January Alzheimer’s Talks, we were joined by Dan Gasby – the partner in marriage and business with B. Smith, the incredible woman who broke down barriers as a restaurant owner and model and is now facing the challenge of her life: Alzheimer’s disease. The two are doing all they can to make a difference in the fight for a cure. Dan and B. just published a heartfelt book, Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s, and they are sharing their story to let people know that if B. Smith could get Alzheimer’s, it can happen to anyoneSupport the show
Rank #1: Caring For A Step Parent With Dementia. Lori La Bey talks with Author, Sue Anne W. Kirkham about her journey assisting her father and stepmother as they struggled with declining health and the onset of dementia. Her book "Loving Zelda: A Stepdaughter's Caregiving Journal" is an exceptional read with great insights. Learn Sue Anne's biggest takeaways, surprising moments and what she would do differently if she had an opportunity for a redo. Contact Information for Sue Anne W. KirkhamEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsites:www.lovingzelda.comwww.yourrecipesforlife.comFacebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Sue-Anne-Kirkham-2043792472585222/Additional Resources for Dementia & CaregivingAlzheimer's SpeaksSpeaking/Training/ConsultingInitiatives & Projects
Rank #2: Reframing Dementia “Behaviors” with Dementia Behavioralist - Geert Bettinger. We are thrilled to have Geert Bettinger, a Dementia Behavioralist back with us. Geert is from the Netherlands, but travels the world spreading his message which helps us all have better relationships by having a better understanding of what a behavior is and why it exists. His sensible and compassionate approach will change the way you think about an unwanted reaction and how you deal with it, no matter if you are dealing with a person with dementia, your partner, a friend or a child.Contact Geert Bettinger at:Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.geertbettinger.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geert-bettinger-bb945669/Book: https://books.friesenpress.com/store/title/119734000047379847/Geert-Bettinger-Moving-on-by-Standing-StillFor Additional Information on Dementia & Caring:Alzheimer's SpeaksDementia ChatsMemory CafeKeynote, Trainer, Consultant
Rank #1: 106 I Don't Feel Like I Have Alzheimer's. Transcript + Show Notes: DementiaSherpa.com/Episode106. Good news, Phil Phans! Phil Gutis, our Assistant Sherpa, is with us today. Beyond giving you a little peek inside what it’s like to be part of a clinical trial, Phil shares specific things he does that help him feel his best and the effect a busy day has on him. As you’re listening, keep in mind that Phil is very early in the disease process and highly functional. He’s able to successfully navigate a whole lot of life independently, relying on his husband, Tim, for emotional and logistics support akin to any marriage. Then consider how your person experiences a very busy day and the effect it has on them--even if they’re not able to tell you about it.
Rank #2: 086 A Conversation About Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) with Deborah Dolan. Deborah Dolan is a volunteer with The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. She’s a retired geriatric care manager, and her husband Todd had bv.FTD. In this episode of Navigating Rough Terrain with the Dementia Sherpa, Deborah tells her and Todd’s story, including the challenges in getting a correct diagnosis and insights on care partnering with a person with bv.FTD. We also give you a preview of the upcoming AFTD National Conference May 3, 2019 in Los Angeles. Complete resource links at DementiaSherpa.com/episode86.
Rank #1: Caregiver Strategies for Overcoming Communication and Behavior Changes Due to Dementia. Dementia care specialist Teepa Snow discusses techniques caregivers and family members can use to better communicate with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients. Guest: Teepa Snow, dementia care specialist, educator, founder of Positive Approach, LLC
Rank #2: Telemedicine Reduces Emergency Room Visits for Dementia Patients. A visit to the Emergency Department can be stressful and disorienting for a person with dementia, and oftentimes unnecessary. Dr. Manish Shah discusses his research into programs that reduce Emergency Room visits for dementia patients. Guest: Dr. Manish Shah, professor at UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Co-Leader of the Care Research Core at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Rank #1: The End of Alzheimer's? The heralded arrival of prevention and reversal with Dale Bredesen MD. Dr Dale Bredesen is an internationally recognized researcher in Alzheimer's. His incredible resume includes being the Director of the Easton Center for Alzheimer's Research at UCLA as well as founding president and CEO of the Buck Institute on Aging in Novato, California. He has worked in the lab of 2 nobel prize winners and has run his own labs for 28 years looking at neurodegenerative diseases - focusing on Alzheimer's. Dr Bredesen's fundamental theory is that Alzheimer's is actually a protective brain response to different classes of insults. Classes of Insults Leading to Alzheimer’s Inflammation and the brain’s response to pathogens/infections – these trigger the creation of amyloid beta, a key chemical in the brain that destroys brain cell connections and is believed to be a key factor in the development of Alzheimer’s. Amyloid Beta is a part of the Innate Immune system which seems to be over stimulated or dysregulated in most cases of Alzheimer’s. Dr. Bredesen explains the connection of immune activation in Alzheimer’s. Inadequate amounts OR withdrawal of support of brain-“growing” chemicals like B12, vitamin D, and other hormones. This results in a downsizing of the networks of brain cell connections. Sugar toxicity – damages via: advanced glycation end products (AGEs) acting to damage through inflammation as well as, loss of cell supports because of shoddy insulin signaling necessary for healthy brain activity. A protective response by amyloid that bind to things that the brain perceives as a toxin – things like: copper, iron, mercury, biotoxins, infections. People in their 50s and early 60s tend to have the more “toxic” form. Problems with blood vessels and leakiness in the protective blood-brain-barrier which result in lower support chemicals and toxicity. Trauma, e.g., from things like concussions – which also lower chemical and hormone support as well as make the brain susceptible to all the insults mentioned above. The story of “Patient Zero” (Minute 28:53) Dr. Bredesen describes the first success he had with his program. Things that induce Alzheimer’s a.k.a. “Dementogens” Biotoxins Exposures to water building and the harmful effects of mold Tick exposures Heavy Metals Exposure Aluminum, copper, mercury Water damaged building, mycotoxins Certain types of infections Concussions The effects of diabetes and poor diet Certain types of pollution Not enough time asleep or insufficient oxygen when you sleep.\ Not enough exercise Elements of a “Cognoscopy”Because the brain changes in Alzheimer’s can creep in 20 years or more before symptoms start prevention makes a whole lot of sense. Though a cognoscopy doesn’t really exist yet in a conventional medical setting, Dr. Bredesen’s thinks that one should probably be done around age 45 to assess the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and might include the following: Genetic markers and blood work that elucidates Dr. Bredesen’s three metabolic subtypes (see an MPICognitions.com to find a doctor trained in the protocol). Functional cognitive testing using BrainHQ, Lumosity, Cog-state, CNS vital signs to see where your brain function is in a “testing environment”. Brain MRI with volumetrics (listen to Evolving Past Alzheimer’s podcast with Dr. Cyrus Raji episode #6 for full explanation) if someone has symptoms. The Role of Sleep in Alzheimer’s Time of repair (don’t eat 3 hours before bed) Time for autophagy (brain cell “pruning”) There is a slight change in the microanatomy of the brain where some of the accumulated toxicants get “washed away” Sleep hygiene is important Who typically improves with the Bredesen Program?Dr. Bredesen mentions the “MoCA” which refers to the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. This is a screening test that won’t tell you if someone has Alzheimer’s but can give you a general indication of different levels of cognitive impairment. Dr. Bredesen mentioned that people that score 22 or greater (out of 30) are seeing improvements with his methodology. These are people that are typically early on in their disease. Who typically does not improve with the Bredesen Program? People that are more “frail” (less able to exercise, etc.) People that are further along with the disease and have had symptoms for longer periods of time. How much improvement do people see with the Bredesen Program?Some people seem to get just a bit better in terms of mood, outlook, and brain function. Others get much better and almost completely back to their best brain function. Too early to say how many, but more than half of the people using the methodology report some sort of improvement. A discussion of an upcoming Documentary of the impact on people’s lives using Dr. Bredesen’s program. Resources Dr. Brdesen’s Book: The End of Alzheimer’s To find a Bredesen trained physician, visit Dr. Bredesen’s website – MPI Cognition Website: Institute for Functional Medicine
Rank #2: The Ketogenic Diet & Alzheimer's and the Brain with Dom D'agostino. If you have questions about the Keto diet...go no further. Our guest today is pretty much the Keto science guy. Dr Dominic D'Agostino is a professor in molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine as well as a Visiting Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Dr D'Agostino tells us how he found his way into the filed of ketosis. He combined interests in nutritional and neuro sciences. From there, Dom developed a deep expertise in underwater medicine and oxygen toxicity seizures where he made the connection with ketones and the brain. What is Nutrtional Ketosis Ketones - more specifically ketone bodies- are chemical produced by our livers. Ketone bodies are produced by avoiding most carbohydrates in the diet (eg sugars, breads, fruits, and certain vegetables). A much higher percentage of healthy fats are eaten during a ketogenic diet. When someone follows this diet the body begins to make and utilize ketones more so than on it's typical energy source - glucose. Nutritional ketosis is the sustained elevation of ketones in the blood. To be clear, as long as someone isn't completely lacking insulin (eg Type 1 diabetic), this low-level of ketosis is NOT the dangerous state of ketoacidosis which develops from having a lack of insulin. What are the benefits of Nutritional Ketosis Lower states of brain inflammation. Better insulin sensitization and use of ketones for energy in the brain. What are good foods to stay on the Ketogenic See the list for ketogenic: ketonutrition.org Note: Dr D'Agostino is currently designing a vegan ketogenic diet (stay tuned...) How Do I know if I am "in Ketosis" There are a few things you can buy. Dr D'Agostino recommends: Abbot Labs Precision Xtra glucose and ketone meter. (sold on Amazon) A Ketomojo What to expect when you are shifting into Ketosis You can feel somewhat tired, perhaps some "brain fog" or even flu like or low blood sugar sensations for a few days as your body shifts out of using glucose as its primary fuel. What does it feel like once you are in Ketosis and what are the Benefits of Ketosis Many people feel more cognitively alert and more even brain energy. Lower hemoglobin A1c Dom explains the synergy between intermittent fasting (caloric restriction) and low carbohydrate/modified ketogenic diet. We discuss the evidence or more specifically the lack of evidence for the Ketogenic diet in Alzheimer's and cognitive decline and where the research is headed. What are some foods that help people stay in Ketosis People use coconut oil, MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglyceride), Ketone Esters. Coconut Oil and MCT oil are available at many food stores. Ketone esters are available on line. We discuss some of the controversy of using a consistent ApoE4 and a high fat ketogenic diet and what labs you may want to follow if you are thinking about We talk about the possibility of enhancing brain energy metabolism with the ketogenic diet and hyperbaric oxygen. Learn much, much more about Ketonutrition on Dr D'Agostino's website: ketonutrition.org
Rank #1: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving: The New Normal. Jordana's mother began showing signs of dementia relatively early. Luckily, her father was newly retired and was able to pretty quickly shift into the role of primary caregiver. Still, caregiving became an activity shared by both father and daughter. Having a wife and mother with dementia simply became the new normal.
Rank #2: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving: On your own. Annette Perpinan met Ralph when dinner for two at a nice restaurant in Manhattan cost just $25.00. It was only when Ralph was diagnosed with Alzheimer's did Annette see the signs retroactively. With no one else to help, and a medical system that didn't seem to care, Annette took on the challenge of caring for Ralph until the end of his life.
Rank #1: Visiting In Late Stage Dementia. This is my Momma, Vera Holder, with my dog, Zoe, on her lap. Momma has late stage Alzheimer's, and the visits are DIFFERENT than what they were just a few short weeks ago. That's what today's episode is about. Write me with your story - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rank #2: Warning Signs of Dementia. There are several behaviors that should make you stop and wonder "What is going on!" Be aware of these behaviors, and plan a trip to the family doctor. Let me know your thoughts - email@example.com
Rank #1: Life Goes On. Tom talks about his mother's last few days and coping with her loss. He talks about the struggles and how he has been able to cope with her passing. I bet this won't be his last podcast as he deals with his own grieving. Dementia influences lives well after a loved one passes from it.
Rank #2: Healthy?. Tom discusses the the paradox between being healthy physically and mentally. Could the two work together against dementia. He also feels guilt about where his mother is.
Rank #1: Studying the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease with Bradley Hyman MD PhD - Shiley Endowed Lecture. How do you model a disease process that stretches out over 20 years in a way that helps you intervene in that process? In the inaugural Shiley Endowed Lecture, Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD shares his research on the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Series: "Brain Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 33992]
Rank #2: Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease: From Genetics Neuropathology to Common and Rare Clinical Manifestations of the Disease. Dr. Geroges Naasan explores the principal clinical syndromes of Alzheimer's Disease: memory, visual, language and frontal/executive. He also discusses neuropathology, genetic factors and modern biomarkers with colleagues from the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34775]
Rank #1: Caregiving Step One. 12 Step Guide to Caregiving for those dealing with Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or another progressive disease.
Rank #1: I Never Noticed - RESOLVE 1. Bring it on. Time to meet RESOLVE head-on. Learn the definition and begin to Resolve to have a healthy mind that will lead you to a healthy life. Join Mark Gai and I as we open new vistas of personal success, health, relationships, and joyful living. Time to resolve to get it done.
Rank #2: I Never Noticed, The Sensory Journey to Looking Closer. John & Mark continue the insights into how our Five Primary Natural Senses can be sharpened and honed so as to connect more fully with our immediate moments.
Rank #1: Episode 2 - Four key themes for Alzheimer's in 2016. In this month's podcast, we look back at 52 issues of Alzheimer's INSIGHTS published over the course of 2015, and review some of the more important themes that we envisage will continue to loom large over the coming months. Specifically, we focus on Early Diagnostics, Smarter Investing, Dementia Research, and Communicating about Alzheimer's.
Rank #2: Episode 1 - Looking back on the International Dementia Conference 11.2015. This first podcast by the team behind Alzheimer's INSIGHTS is distinguished by its positive outlook in facing the challenges of dementia. In this spirit it reflects the atmosphere at the first ever International Dementia Conference, held in Birmingham, UK, in November 2015. Curator Tam McDonald interviews the NHS England Clinical Director for Dementia, as well as a leading American geriatric nursing specialist.
Rank #1: #34.5 How Caregivers can Handle Holiday Stress. Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care offers a variety of tips to avoid and counter stress throughout the holiday season.
Rank #2: #34.4 Holiday Ideas for Seniors with Diminished Senses. Engaging non-diminished senses is key to increasing senior enjoyment of the season.