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Parkinson's Support Group to hear about heart health

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Friday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m., at the Fallbrook Regional Health & Wellness Center, 1636 E Mission Road, The guest speaker is Dean Sbragia, MBA, CDP, CMDCP, AIB-VRTII, who is CEO of Medical Fitness Solutions and manager of Diversified Healthcare Development, LLC. His presentation will be on “Living Your Best Life: Heart Health Balance & Cognition for PWP's.”

Sbragia currently works in the rehabilitation and long-term care markets; he recently designed and launched an innovative new health care delivery model, creating a synapse between traditional health care and wellness programming, which promises better outcomes and lower costs.

As the owner of a healthcare products development company, he has authored three patents with others pending on workplace, rehabilitation and gaming products, and he is the developer of the Total Solutions evidence-based non-pharmacological program to combat the comorbidities of aging.

To address degenerative neurological issues, including Parkinson’s, MCI, “Long Covid” and others, Sbragia partnered with the Cognivue company, manufacturer of the world’s first FDA recognized modality to score cognition in six domains of the brain, allowing caregivers to baseline and assess efficacy of interventions. Concurrently, he has designed an interactive, adaptive engagement exercise program that shows promise in slowing the onset and progression of neurological challenges.

Sbragia has earned multiple certifications from the Harvard Business School and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Montessori Dementia Practitioner. He recently received his Vestibular Rehabilitation II certification from the American Institute of Balance.

Sbragia was certified in Corporate Governance from the UCLA management school in 2018 and in 2019 completed his Nutrition Science certification at Stanford University School of Medicine.

He is currently vice president of the board for Seeds of Hope Kenya a nonprofit vocational center and home for young Kenyan street children, and vice chairman for the Hope Clinic for Women nonprofit medical clinic.

After the program, break out groups will be held for a time of sharing, coffee and refreshments. The meeting is held in support of persons with Parkinson's disease, care partners and people interested in improving the world of those affected by Parkinson’s disease. Fallbrook Parkinson's Support group is an affiliate group of North County Parkinson's Support Group.

Contact Irene at 760-731-0171, [email protected] or Caryl at 858-534-3708, [email protected] with any questions or concerns. For more information, visit https://ncpsg.org/.

Submitted by North County Parkinson's Support Group Fallbrook.

 

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