Do You Have “Senior Moments”?

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Yesterday, a 77-year-old gentleman under my care complained of increasing memory decline. When I tested him, he was only able to recall 2 words out of 10 on his objective memory assessment. He felt like he “failed” the test. After our first Brain Boot Camp session, he recalled 20 out of 20 words!!! As you can imagine, he felt pretty encouraged. I was thrilled! 

Take care of your brain now. The brain shrinks a decade BEFORE signs of Alzheimer’s disease appears. The earliest stages of Alzheimer’s may begin as many as 20 YEARS BEFORE the disease is severe enough to be diagnosed. It’s much easier to protect healthy brain cells than it is to try to revive dead ones.

Special rates for private and semi-private sessions in Sept/Oct. For current openings: (925) 413-6207 or karen.owoc@brainbootcamp.org.

TV Health Roundup…

From the March 2018 issue of Off Camera…

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“Here’s to your health: Karen Owoc, a former Governor on the Board of Governors of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a former Off Camera columnist with her The Health Reporter features, appears regularly on KRON in San Francisco, providing health segments on the station’s Saturday morning newscasts with anchor Marty Gonzalez. Owoc discusses a wide variety of health topics. Watch for her segments at 9:45 a.m. Saturdays. Gonzalez, by the way, is a 2010 inductee of our Chapter’s Silver Circle.”

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The award-winning Off Camera chapter newsletter is published monthly and is distributed by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). It contains news and information from the San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno, Monterey, Reno, Hawaii, and Guam area television communities along with Chapter news, events and career profiles. Editor: Kevin Wing.

Of the 210 TV markets in the U.S., San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose ranks 8th with New York and Los Angeles ranked as the #1 and #2 largest.    Continue reading “TV Health Roundup…”

KRON 4 | How Much Sleep is Too Little…and Too Much

How much sleep do you need? Many working Americans sleep too little, but did you know you can sleep too much? According to studies on sleep and mortality, insufficient AND excessive sleep can shorten your life.

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*Healing and repairing cells, tissues, and blood vessels help build bone and muscle mass.

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Lack of Sleep: Immediate and Long-term Health Effects 

  1. Diminished cognitive function
  2. Increased levels of cortisol (stress hormone) which cause the following:

Continue reading “KRON 4 | How Much Sleep is Too Little…and Too Much”

Protect Your Brain from Shrinking

Alzheimer’s Predictor

Researchers are optimistic that they found a new way to predict Alzheimer’s disease, but learn how to PROTECT your brain from Alzheimer’s with Brain Boot Camp.

I’d like to invite you to “Like” my new Facebook page. The scientific evidence is clear: brain aging begins as early as your twenties. Brain Boot Camp is a fun, interactive class! Don’t let your brain grow old before you do!  http://Facebook.com/brainbootcampers

When Life Hurts…

I came across these words, and they could not have been more timely. May they help when you feel weary and your heart aches.

Remember  The dementia patient is not giving you a hard time. The dementia patient is having a hard time.

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