NOV celebrates Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

IMAGE - BRIGHT FOCUS FOUNDATION November celebrates National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in the United States, there are more than 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers. We want to send these exceptional people a big “thank you” for everything they do. Alzheimer Disease International (ADI), was founded in 1984 to help to fight Alzheimer's disease that was first diagnosed back in 1906. In the present, ADI has grown as an international organization that also runs the … [Read more...]

Women Abused as Girls more likely to birth Children With Autism

APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH The study, published in the Journal JAMA Psychiatry, is the first to examine the potential legacy that a mother’s experience with childhood abuse could have on the health of her own children. The findings are especially sobering given the latest statistics released from the Centers for Disease Control, which found a significantly higher rate of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) — 1 in 50 compared to one in 88 from a report released in 2012 — among school-aged … [Read more...]

How Do You Respond to Noise? – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Those aggravating things that go wrong in the day and those irritating things that go bump in the night – disrupting routines and interrupting sleep – all have a cumulative effect on your brain, especially its ability to remember and learn. As science gains greater insight into the consequences of stress on the brain, the picture that emerges is not a pretty one. A chronic overreaction to stress overloads the brain with powerful hormones that are intended only for short-term duty in emergency … [Read more...]

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