Many varying factors contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s, one being a person’s diet. Family history and other influences such as smoking, exercise, and education can all affect a person’s likelihood of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis as well.
When solely looking at the connection between memory loss and diet, researchers have found that diets high in cholesterol and fat might speed up the formation of sticky protein clusters found in the brain which are typically at fault for much of the damage that occurs in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.
This November, we are reminded about the prevalence of Alzheimer’s in the United States. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease and the number is expected to triple over the next few decades.
As we get older, the development of Alzheimer’s may become a heightened concern, possibly more so if there is a known family history of the disease. While you may have been told that all you can do is wish for the best or wait for a proven cure; there are many ways that you can actually reduce your risk.
The holidays are often an enjoyable time we look forward to each year to reminisce with family and friends, but the focus on food during the holiday season can be taxing, especially for families dealing with diabetes.
7 Tips to Manage Diabetes during the Holiday Season
Even with the temptations of delicious sweets and heavy foods surrounding you this time of year, keeping your weight and blood sugars under control during holiday festivities is attainable.
Throughout the years, our members have continued to share their life-saving testimonials. Hearing your stories, reminds our team each day about the life-saving value of our services, reinforcing our unrelenting commitment to protecting and saving lives worldwide.
With tens of thousands of our members living with a diabetes diagnosis, we commonly receive stories from those who have experienced a diabetes-related emergency while wearing their MedicAlert ID.
Halloween time is a season of costumes, corn mazes, pumpkin carving, and delicious candy. With food often being the foundation of our holiday celebrations, Halloween is a time that can often create more fear that fun with some of the top food allergens being in high circulation.
7-year old Alissa is an outgoing, active, and loving child. “She’s always been my little dare devil, never showing fear of anything. From the time she could walk, Alissa was getting into everything, curious and always on the move,” says Alissa’s mother Cathy.
Although she’s an independent and adventurous little girl; Alissa had a severe incident when she was just 2 years old that made her forever terrified of peanut butter.
As the winter months continue, so do the cold and flu virus. For those living with asthma, the colder months can be an especially taxing time of year since catching the common cold or simply breathing in the colder air can trigger an asthma attack.
Have you heard someone living with arthritis say they can feel it in their bones when it’s about to rain? Well, often times those living with asthma also have a sense for when the weather is changing because they feel it in their lungs.
Are you beginning to reevaluate your outdoor fitness regime as the days grow colder? With the temperatures dropping and the days becoming shorter, it can be easy to hibernate and make excuses to abandon your workouts and healthy eating habits.
Don’t let the dreary sky keep you trapped indoors, confined to the warmth of your couch. With many delicious holiday treats just around the corner, it’s time to get creative in order to keep the winter blues and extra pounds away.