Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
**We have given a four-figure donation to The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation for our book, “Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Guide.” This book was written to raise funds for the Foundation. They need all the help they can get to find a cure.
**According to “Time Health” magazine, page 25: A healthy heart can help lower risk of dementia, by Alice Park:
“In a study published in JAMA, researchers led by Cecilia Samieri, an epidemiologist at Bordeaux University and INSERM in France, investigated what’s known as the ‘Life’s Simple 7’ metrics, a good-heart health checklist put out by the American Heart Association. But Samieri and her colleagues evaluated them for how they affected dementia risk too. The measures include not smoking, having a BMI under 25, getting regular exercise, having blood pressure under 120/80mm Hg, keeping total cholesterol under 200mg/dL and blood sugar under 100 mg/dL, and eating fish twice a week and fruits and vegetables at least three times a day.
The researchers found that for each measure people successfully fulfilled, their risk of dementia declined by 10%, compared with people who did not have any of the seven factors under control. For those with all seven of the factors at optimal levels, risk of dementia was reduced by 70%.”
**God gave us life to live, care, share and succeed.
If life becomes a burden face it and fight it.
If life becomes a mystery unfold it and solve it.
If life becomes a journey travel it and complete it.
If life becomes a gift accept it and share it. Sushil
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, Dec., 2019
Random Acts of Kindness
You don’t need money, just a little time to give mental support and be kind to all. Check on the elderly, bring their Newspaper to their door in bad weather, say hello to your neighbors when you see them, wish them happy holidays and birthdays etc. Call your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles; talk to them to make sure they are not lonely. Thank the soldiers when you see them for keeping us safe; thank priests, police officers, teachers, postal workers, newspaper persons, trash collectors for their services. Write notes to a lonely and unknown person and make his or her day. These acts of kindness have a trickle-down effect.