Tag: health

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Disease: What is the difference?

Dard Price The terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s disease” can be confusing. Many people believe they are synonymous, but the two words mean different things. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, but Alzheimer’s is a specific disease.…

Residents exercise to maintain muscle mass

Lois Moncel In August, some of our local residents helped promote Robson Ranch and demonstrated some exercises to maintain muscle mass as we age. The homeowners who participated were Jillian Moon, Pat Potter, Colleen McGee, Lois Moncel (director of fitness and wellness), and Izzy Ocheltree. Channel ABC15 and channel 3 aired the segments on Sunday,…

Gearing up for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

  Our government is realizing the need for funding to improve Alzheimer’s research of the disease and programs to assist families affected with Alzheimer’s. In Washington D.C., Congress has been convinced to quadruple appropriations for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health in just five years. Congress has also passed laws to improve care…

Summer 2019 yoga programs

  Classes taught by Janet Rock, Certified Yoga Instructor, 200 HRS Yoga Alliance & Lois Moncel, Certified YogaFit Instructor. Back care basics: For those suffering from back pain. A gentle and careful approach to stretching carefully designed to alleviate pain and promote health in the low back, sacrum and hips. This class does utilize the…

Take your workout outdoors for a fresh boost

  As temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, you might start taking your workouts outside more often. To ensure your body’s comfort and safety, you may need to refresh your fitness regimen. These tips can help you safely enjoy your summer workouts: Wear sweat-proof sunscreen. Protecting your skin is a year-round endeavor, but when…

Get CPR and AED certified!

  In the past year over 100 residents of our community have been trained at the Sports Club and can now assist with Cardiac emergencies in and away from the community. ASHI CPR and AED is designed specifically for laypeople. This extremely flexible program will help prepare you to respond to a cardiac arrest and…

June is brain month

Lifestyle is an important part of staying healthy in mind and body. Alzheimer’s and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging and exercise might help keep them at bay! Researchers found that every hour of exercise over the recommended weekly levels of more intense activity reduce brain aging by about a year. The…

Indoor cycling is here

What are the benefits of indoor cycling? 1. It’s a huge calorie burner. Indoor cycling can burn anywhere from 400 to 800 calories per class, which is up there with an hour of running or jogging, only you get to sit down for parts of class! It’s pretty rare to not see people coming out…

Exciting news regarding Alzheimer’s research

The quest to restore cognitive function for those with Alzheimer’s disease is moving forward in Arizona, thanks to funding from the Alzheimer’s Association. Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD., a leading neuroscientist in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, the aging female brain and regenerative therapeutics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson, is one of…