Alzheimer’s Disease
and other Dementias
Creating a Healthier Active Lifestyle!


Nation’s Nordic
Pole Walking Program


Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5.5 million Americans, most of them age 65 or older, may have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but recent estimates indicate that the disorder may rank third, just behind heart disease and cancer, as a cause of death for older people.

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a person’s functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of daily living.

Wes Youngberg, DrPH

With over 25 years of clinical experience empowering clients to use integrative therapies to prevent and reverse serious health conditions, he is also the author of Goodbye Diabetes and Hello Healthy. He trained at Loma Linda University, earning a doctor of public health degree in clinical preventative care and a master of public health degree in nutrition. Dr. Youngberg is also a certified nutrition specialist and a

The Importance of Activity

The importance of exercise and physical activity for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease has been well documented.

Exercise produces many benefits including increased physical functioning (motor performance, strength, flexibility and endurance), improved walking gait, balance, cardiovascular fitness and overall better quality of life.  As such, great strides are being made to make exercise a part of the standard treatment of Alzheimer’s.

Research also shows Aerobic, Resistance and Cross Motor  Exercises used together will provide the best way to improve or slow down these neurological diseases.  Nordic Pole Walking incorporates all three exercises with every step.

Activities That Benefit Your Memory

There are now many classes given from Yoga, Aquatic Therapy to Dance that will benefit Alzheimer’s or Dementias, but requires you to attend classes.

Nations Nordic Medical Pole Walking is a home walking program that can be done indoors or out with your caregiver, family and friends.

Home exercise programs has a 10% compliance rate at best. Individuals who use our program usually feel benefits in the first or second session. We have a 70% compliance rate because it’s simple and easy and gets results. It can also be used at any stage of your memory care. We empower you to live an active Lifestyle, giving you hope and purpose so you can continue exercising on a long term bases.

It’s Never To Late To Start!

What is Nordic Walking?

If you have Alzheimer’s, being active is good for you. Nordic walking is a great way to do some gentle full body exercise and meet new friends.

The Alzheimer’s
Brain- 3D

3D Model of the Alzheimer’s Disease Brain, complements of Bio Digital.

10+ Health Benefits gained with each
of Nordic Pole Walking!

Each step provides better:

  • Burns 22-47% more Calories than regular walking
  • Better Posture, Balance and Walking Gait
  • Activates 90% of your body musculature increasing Stability
  • Improves the Vascular and Lymphatic Systems Function
  • An Aerobic Resistant/Cross motor exercise generates better Brain Function
  • Reduces 30% stress and pain from back, hips, knees and ankles
  • Strengthens your core by balancing the Para- Spinal Muscles of the Spine

Nordic Walking is
Full Body,
Cross Motor Function

It is a simple exercise that can be done
indoors or outdoors on any surface.

35 minutes of Nordic Walking is equivalent to
one hour of regular walking,
but gives you the Health Benefits of Swimming,
all in one simple easy walking exercise.

33 Stretching,  strengthening,
breathing and balance
exercises are available!

Nordic Pole Walking provides all four types of exercises!