New York, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2010
A leading Alzheimer’s expert has created an innovative program giving people living with Alzheimer’s disease a better quality of life. The program is being used in hospitals, assisted living facilities and community day programs all over the tri-state area.
Key Alzheimer's Facts
- 5.3 million people have Alzheimer’s.
- Every 70 seconds a new individual is diagnosed with
- African-Americans and Hispanics are at greatest risk for developing Alzheimer's.
- 65% of the people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are women.
- 60% of those doing the caretaking are also women.
- Alzheimer’s is the 7th leading cause of death.
- 172 billion dollars in annual costs.
- Unless something is done, by 2050, up to 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s, and a new case will be diagnosed every 33 seconds.
- First Lady of California Maria Shriver, whose family has struggled with the disease, released the Shriver Report and on Oct. 24th. had her March on Alzheimer’s Walk to help raise awareness and offer hope.
To help fight this epidemic, Linda Levine Madori, Ph.D, a leading expert in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, has created an innovative program called the TTAP Method -- Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming. A nine-step methodology that is based on the power of art; music and meditation that helps those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease achieve increased cognitive functioning and an enhanced quality of life.
Currently, Dr. Levine Madori’s TTAP Method (http://www.ttapmethod.com) is being used in assisted living centers, community day programs, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals all over the tri-state area. Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains is using the program in their Adolescent unit for their emotionally disturbed teens and those with eating disorders. As well as, Yeager Health Center and Hospital in Rockland County and The Bergen Regional Medical Center in New Jersey, among others.
NOTE: Just because you are not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s does not mean you are not at risk. It is estimated that 25% of people carry the Alzheimer’s gene (ApoE4) gene. Dr. Levine Madori’s TTAP Method program also helps promotes brain health. And, offers tips for individuals to help keep their brain healthy.
Dr. Levine Madori has been featured in numerous medical journals and various publications. She has appeared on television and is often called upon by the media for her expertise in the field.
Dr. Linda Levine Madori is available for interviews. Please contact Ruth Eisner at scoopre(at)optonline(dot)net or call 516.849.8159 to arrange.
(Source: 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures, Alzheimer’s Association.)
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