Learn How to Reverse Cognitive Decline and Help “Giving Voice”

IFM is pleased to announce the launch of a campaign to support Giving Voice, a nonprofit organization that inspires and equips organizations to help people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners live better lives through singing together.

During the months of July and August of 2018, IFM will donate $200 for every registration for its online course, Reversing Cognitive Decline: Advanced Clinical Training in Treating MCI and Early Alzheimer’s Disease – in collaboration with Dale Bredesen, MD, and MPI Cognition.

“Giving Voice is remarkable in bringing people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners together in chorus groups that foster joy, well-being, purpose, and community,” says Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, FACP, president of medical education and research for IFM. “The innovative program they provide participants is similar to the unique approach that IFM practitioners bring to their patients. Donating to Giving Voice is giving to an organization that, like the Functional Medicine community, recognizes the importance of spiritual and emotional joy to health.?”

Choral singing has a uniquely powerful effect on people with dementia, according to research from the University of Minnesota. It improves attention and learning and instills a sense of purpose and belonging. Researchers also found that Giving Voice’s model improves relationships, renews family connections, and decreases the caregiving burden.

Click here to view the most recent Giving Voice brochurE

The Giving Voice Chorus is the unique chorale ensemble for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners.

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