Cold weather makes it easier for the body to form blood clots, leading to heart attacks. Previous studies had shown that as temperature decreases, blood thickens. blood temperature goes up and the heart has to work harder to circulate blood. " In Canada, U.K. and U.S., people are already at higher risk of heart attack, or stroke and they are already recommended to get a flu shot", noted Siriwardena. It is estimated that there are 70,000 heart attacks and more than 16,000 deaths in Canada each year, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. SO, GET YOUR SHOTS AND GET THEM
World wide cost of treating dementia will reach $604 billion in 2010, according to an Aizheimer's Disease International report, and will skyrocket, as sufferers triple by 2050. There are more than 35.6 million people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and "world governments are woefully unprepared for the social and ecenomic disruptions this disease will cause" ADI's chairman Daisy Acosta. This is a brain-wasting disease..Alzheirmer's, affects memory, thinking behaviour and the ability to handle daily acyivities....."Alzheimer's is not normal aging. It is not just a little memory loss.It is a progressive, degenerative disease....with the high risk factor being age. As that unfolds. we're going to see dramatic increases in Alzheimer's", says Harry Johns, president of the Chicago-based Alzhweimer's Association.
ADI predicts that as populations age, dementia cases will rise by almost double every 20 years to about 66 million by 2030 and 115 million by 2050, with much of the rise in poorer nations. Low-income nations spend about 1% of world-wide costs, and have about 14% of cases. Middle-income nations account for 10% of costs and have about 40% of cases and rich nations spend 89% and about 40% of cases....70% of costs occur in Western Europe and North America. "This is a disaster that is already happening. It's not like the kind of thing that catches us off guard. Governments really need to wake up to this", said Martin Prince of Britain's King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, who with Anders Wimo, of Sweden's Karolinska Institute of Stockholm, prepared the report....combiming the most up-to-date global data on dementia prevalence, with added studies from Latin America, China and India. .........Read my previous article of how to try and prevent, or at least delay the onset, of this most debilitating disease.