IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: today is research linking increasing risk of dementia with making just one change in your life.
MAKING CHANGES: The change is SIMPLE and effective.
FACT OR FICTION: Bears are nothing to mess with!
In The News
Alcohol use disorders are a preventable risk factor for many different health conditions, including cancers and family disruption. Researchers now have found it is a highly preventable risk factor for the development of dementia.
"The findings indicate that heavy drinking and alcohol use disorders are the most important risk factors for dementia, and especially important for those types of dementia which start before age 65, and which lead to premature deaths," says study co-author and Director of the CAMH Institute for Mental Health Policy Research Dr. Jürgen Rehm. "Alcohol-induced brain damage and dementia are preventable, and known-effective preventive and policy measures can make a dent into premature dementia deaths."
Daily Health Tip
You have one body, it’s important to take care of it. Alcohol and tobacco are two big preventable risky behaviors.
It’s simple - cut back or just eliminate it!
Even though we are grown, I remain close to my siblings.
I love my siblings! My sisters and brothers are some of the most positive parts of my life. I like spending time with them and finding out what is happening in their lives. We share our lives and support each other in the pursuit of our hopes and dreams.
Fact or Fiction?
Bears are mammals who take long naps during the winter months, often referred to as hibernating. However, the way a bear hibernates is different than the way other animals do. In fact, scientist would not classify what a bear does as hibernating. During true hibernation the body temperature drops while the animal sleeps. They may awaken to go to the bathroom and eat a bite before resuming their deep sleep. Bears are only sleeping deeply, without a drastic drop in body temperature. And, they do not wake up for anything during this time, except a pregnant female will awaken in January or February to give birth to her cubs. In northern regions bears can sleep up to seven months during the cold months when the food supply is low.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team