Presentation on Ways to Prevent and Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease Coming To The Highland Center


Are there ways to prevent, delay and possibly even reverse Alzheimer’s disease?  This will be a topic of discussion in an upcoming presentation in Highland County with Amy Berger.  The event kicks off a new seminar series by Positive Momentum, LLC.  Co-owners, Steve Fullerton and Somers Stephenson, have more on what to expect.

Ms. Stephenson begins by saying, “Our mission at Positive Momentum is to build a tribe of people that are interested in learning about their health.  Our seminar series will empower our members to do just that and take control of their health through education provided by experts in the field of health and wellness.  It is our hope that we will band together with this knowledge to take control of our life and the health of our families and the health of our community.

Mr. Fullerton adds, “Our first event will be on Saturday, April 14th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  It will be held at The Highland Center in Monterey, Virginia, and our speaker for the event will be Ms. Amy Berger, and Amy lives in Northern Virginia, and she has a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition.  She’s a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.  She also wrote a book very connected to the topic, which is called ‘The Alzheimer’s Antidote’ that is a top seller on Amazon, and she will be covering Alzheimer’s disease and nutrition, so it will be a discussion on ways to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s disease.  Most of it will be, as most chronic disease issues are, lifestyle-based.  She’ll be talking primarily about food and nutrition and how it affects the propensity for Alzheimer’s, as well as other chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, et cetera.”

Alzheimer’s disease affects many, and support is needed.  Ms. Stephenson says, “One in ten people over the age of 65 have dementia or Alzheimer’s.  There’s not a person you know thats life hasn’t been touched by somebody with Alzheimer’s, and there is new research that has been done in the last few years that gives people hope.  We’ve been taught that if you get Alzheimer’s, you’re sunk, but all the new research that has been done that we want to tell people about is that you’re not sunk.  It is really a lifestyle and nutrition disease that you can definitely affect the outcome or keep from getting Alzheimer’s, so that’s the reason it’s important for people to come to this, is to learn that there is hope.”

Positive Momentum will be donating the event’s net proceeds to support providing Standing/Active Desks to the Highland County Public School System to help improve students’ academic performance, physical health, and classroom engagement.

Tickets for Amy Berger’s presentation on preventing and reversing Alzheimer’s disease on April 14th are available for pre-order at The Highland Center or online at with a search for events in Monterey, Virginia.  Early-bird prices are $15, and beginning April 1st, the price will increase to $20.  Sponsorships for the event are also available.  Steve and Somers can be contacted to learn more at 540-468-3484 or 434-546-1268.  Future events are planned and will include other expert speakers, podcasts and documentaries.

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Chris Swecker

is the Assistant Station Coordinator and a News Reporter for WVLS. He has roots in Highland County going back several generations, and he grew up in Monterey. Since graduating from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Design, he has pursued his career at a news station and advertising agency in Virginia, on Microsoft’s campus in the state of Washington, and in both states as sole owner and employee of a video production company. He enjoys exploring life with his wife, Jessa Fowler, traveling, hiking, hunting, gardening, and trying new foods, all while discovering more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He feels blessed to be a small part of this talented AMR team to help give back to the community that has provided him with so much.

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