Loneliness Can Be Lethal (by Molly Bischoff) Did you know, loneliness can have the health effects on a person equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day? Read that again, 15 cigarettes! (Source: https://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20180504/loneliness-rivals-obesity-smoking-as-health-risk) This is a very alarming yet enlightening statement. Thus, your physical health is directly affected by your perceived social interaction with others. Individuals who feel socially isolated…
Learn more about Abuse in Later Life (ALL)
Abuse in Later Life (ALL) “Elder abuse” is a very broad term, covering a wide range of behaviors. Preferred terminology for this type of abuse in the context of The Alliance’s services is Abuse in Later Life. The Alliance works to empower individuals beyond domestic and sexual violence. Abuse in Later Life (ALL) is the willful abuse, neglect, or financial…
Learn more about What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s (Lisa Genova video posted by Mike Orrill)
Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. In this 14-minute TED Talk, she shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic Minute: Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes? (Mayo Clinic video posted by Mike Orrill)
This is a startling new understanding about our diet and Alzheimer’s Disease. Watch this 1-minute video from the Mayo Clinic exploring the connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease.