November 2017 E-Newsletter
Thursday, November 9, 2017
In This Issue
Continuum loves our servicemen and women. In honor of Veterans Day (Saturday, November 11), here are 10 qualities that make Vets so amazing.
- Veterans are very respectful – Yes, sir! It’s ingrained in them during their service.
- They improvise. Being able to adapt to changing circumstances is a key survival skill.
- Obstacles? A Veteran’s response will be, “If there’s a will, there’s a way.”
- They are leaders. Servicemembers are taught to lead by example and to take good care of their people.
- They are brave. It takes a whole lot of courage to willingly put yourself in harm’s way to serve your country.
- They give 100% to whatever they do. You can’t do a tough job like military service halfway.
- Veterans are always willing to lend a helping hand.
- Veterans are very loyal – that quality is the bedrock of their service.
- They make decisions, using clarity and logic. There is no time for uncertainty in the military.
- Veterans are organized. They can definitely give Martha Stewart a run for her money!
Alzheimer's currently affects more than 5 million Americans and that number is likely to rise to 16 million by 2050. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the USA and continues to rise in the rankings. The misconceptions and stigma still surrounding the disease make people less proactive about seeking help. Education is key to early invention – here are some facts to keep in mind during this National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month:
- Memory loss is not a symptom of normal aging. Quickly seek medical help to get a timely diagnosis.
- Alzheimer’s is usually diagnosed within 8 to 10 years of its disease course, by which time patients have already experienced irreparable damage to their brains.
- There may not be a cure, but there is treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Patients can slow the course of the disease and preserve quality of life through the right medicine, a good diet, physical exercise, and social engagement – especially if the disease is detected at an early stage.
- Your physical health, particularly your heart, is tied to the health of your brain. Keeping oxygen-rich blood flowing through your body helps to maintain a healthy brain. People with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity have a higher risk for cognitive decline.
- Manage other risk factors to reduce your likelihood of cognitive decline. These include: diabetes, head injuries, smoking, poor diet, lethargy, and social isolation.
A simple way to keep your mind sharp and active is through playing games that challenge your brain, like puzzles, word games and mathematical problems. Try to find your way out of the maze below.
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