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36 Percent Reduction in the Risk of Dementia over 10 years
Caffeine health effects positive in new study. Higher caffeine intake in women is associated with reduced odds of developing dementia or cognitive impairment, according to the results of a new study .
Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption of more than 261 mg per day was associated with a 36 percent reduction in the risk of incident dementia over 10 years of follow-up. This level is equivalent to two to three 8-oz cups of coffee per day, five to six 8-oz cups of black tea, or seven to eight 12-ounce cans of cola.
Hospice is a Conscious Choice
A month before mom passed, I had the opportunity as a healthcare consultant to attend a health care meeting at a local residential hospice. In my 15 years living in North Carolina, I had never been there and boy was I impressed. So when mom faced the need for care, I immediately knew where we were going to go.
If you could describe death as a beautiful experience, well, hers was and the care made it so made it so. The dignity, the rituals, the respect made her passing was a spiritual event. I learned that hospice is a conscious choice, one that you have to plan for in your advance directives.
Become Your Own Health Advocate
On my recent appearance on The Charlotte Today Show, I spoke about the importance of being a health advocate. One of the most important things you can do is pick the right primary care physician who will guide your care. You know you can interview physicians. The next thing to know is cost of care. What does your insurance cover? Did you know you can negotiate and shop for price? Find out this and more in our segment.
Repeatedly thinking about work life balance linked to health problems
Thinking over and over again about conflicts between your job and personal life is likely to damage both your mental and physical health, research from Oregon State University suggests.
The study included more than 200 people, with results showing that “repetitive thought” was a pathway between work-family conflict and negative outcomes in six different health categories.
Repetitive thought refers to thinking repeatedly and attentively about the parts of your job and your personal life that clash with each other: for example, that late-afternoon meeting that prevents you from attending your son’s baseball game.