As we build momentum around educating the community about Alzheimer’s and Dementia, you should know why we chose this cause. Gene McClain, the husband and father to Milly and Jenny, co-founders of Live Wright, was diagnosed a few years ago with late onset Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is a disease that declines the patient very rapidly, and with every passing day, Gene is plummeting further and further into an existence that is out of his control.
While it is certainly a heartbreaking and frustrating sickness for Gene to go through, it is an exponentially more devastating event for his family members, especially Milly. The loved ones of the patient are rarely prepared to navigate the emotional, logistical, legal and financial issues around taking care of someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia. It becomes extraordinarily easy to fall victim to bureaucratic red tape when applying for financing to fund the expensive caregiving options, or figuring out what kind of trust will protect the estate, or even rating the best local adult day cares.
Despite her incredibly difficult and movie-like life (read "Letter from the Founder"), those who know Milly describe her as a strong and bright spirit. And she is, because she has the amazing ability to harness her hardships and turn them into sources of motivated action and inner peace. But even an intelligent, loving, bright spirit like Milly is finding herself overwhelmed, alone and constantly running into dead ends. And she imagined that many many others in her situation felt the same way she did.
So, Live Wright, with the guidance of Milly, has created a program called THE SERENITY REMEDY (TSR), which leverages both traditional and modern tools to help the family and friends of Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. While we may not be able to provide every single answer to daily practical struggles**, we can help to mend the broken hearts that this type of disease mercilessly leaves in its wake.
TSR is the technique of using Chinese Yin Yang wisdom and practices to put your mind at peace. TSR is not associated with medicine or religion. The goal of such a remedy is to cleanse seven key pressure points and reduce tension levels.
TSR is based on an Asian longevity theory developed in 1871, and was qualified in 2011 by The Study of Longevity Institution in Shanghai, China.
TSR incorporates music, coloring and mindful meditation with breathing exercises to teach the family and friends of Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients to transform their stress, tension and anxiety into a state of inner peace and one of greater gain.
Sessions can be groups or one-on-one.
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