A new study which suggests a good night’s sleep can reduce Alzheimer’s causing plaque! Check out this article and video to learn more!
I came across this article at Alzheimers Weekly and thought it a lovely diversion from some of the “darker” (excuse the pun) subjects we have been tackling in the past few weeks.
Not that I need any reason to eat chocolate, but isn’t is nice to know that I may be boosting my memory at the same time?
According to the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM), the upcoming elections could be a turning point in the funding allotted to Alzheimer’s research. With an estimated 1 in 5 Medicare dollars spent on the disease and someone developing Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds, this disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Alzheimer’s is also the only leading cause of death without a way to prevent, cure, or even slow its progression.
Elected leaders have increased federal research investment and taken important steps to improve care and support services, and voters rightly expect them to do more to address the Alzheimer’s crisis. According to a nationwide poll, 4 in 5 voters support increasing federal research funding for Alzheimer’s disease. Voters also believe Alzheimer’s poses the greatest risk to their retirement, with those over 45 most concerned. Even Millennials, the largest generation in our nation, already understand that Alzheimer’s poses the greatest risk to their retirement compared to other conditions.
All of this underscores why all politicians, both local and national, should highlight Alzheimer’s as a top policy priority in their campaign.
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