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Who's the Boss in Your Family? t really " Father's Day. And I Was it just tradition talking? We did a little don't see any sense digging: Overall. Rio de Jane i1""0 ~ What question would you ask the world? Write to us at readc rs And we try to keep our three kids from becoming the bosses! Pier re Batai1lon.. the pro-Mom nations in convincing him have less income disparity between men to the contrary. ll. Only five countries picked Mom. drgest. more men than • isthe women think Dad's in charge. 28 . is the boss. and believes he kids. In. ywife Finally. but I have women than men think Mom is-which just the final word: goes to show tbat the biggest factor in wbo wears the pants may be whom you ask. and more boss. and women. Moscow majority. Dad took the prize as head of My husband household over Mom.~om/worldquestio!u. ma'am . grandparents.!:'". Nations where kids earned higher scores tended to have the lowest fertility rates. My wife and I are in charge. About half of the pro-Dad results came from countries with a Catholic La"!' M"rtynovn. "Yes.}rld WITH ONE QUESTION · I '7 M.::!eio. such as the Philippines and Italy. across borders. of 16 countries that participated in this month's global survey. " Fl"anC'isco MU.Around theW(~.

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Ronnie had used his pocketknife to cut himself free from the driver's-side seat belt only to get his boot ensnared in another one. But the cab was smashed in. I'd just put the truck in the ditch.and flames were crawling across its cab. At the bottom. Ronnie Sanders. but at that moment. Steve dashed to Ronnie. He came to a couple 32 of minutes later to find the cab in flames and his legs on fire. Then he scrambled down the slope. As Ronnie bore down. he leaped upward and sailed over the car's hood. A Ford Taurus. Kim was already scrambling toward the car. which had lost control in the melee above. tractors and forklifts from Georgia to Indianapolis when a Grand Caravan in front of him stopped suddenly in traffic on the icy road. 38. As Steve bolted down the slope. he couldn't untangle himself from his seat belt. Inside the burning truck. He'd been running a heavy load of Steve ripped off his shirt and beat the flames on Ronnie's legs. "I figured instead of killing other people. I do not want to be here. The Taurus came to a halt close to the truck. but the momentum of 23 tons would likely crush everyone inside the van. My God. Ronnie yelled for help as he struggled to escape. With no time to dive out of the way. Then a thundering sound erupted behind him. was fighting for his life." He jerked the wheel to the right. I could hardly stand it. A tree branch smashed through the windshield and knocked Ronnie unconscious. Its passengers appeared shaken but unharmed as she helped maneuver the car away from the burning truck. who was dangling headfirst from the passenger door. and try as he might. Meanwhile." He tried three times to pull Ronnie out before finally freeing him. "It was so hot. the hills are steep. I didn't think about it. he could hear Ronnie's cries ahead. "In Kentucky. somehow keeping the truck upright as it plowed 60 feet down the embankment. he could see children in the backseat. "All that was going through my mind was." he says of that evening last November. which ignited. Kim yanked their truck to the side of the road. rocks pierced a fuel tank. had skidded off the highway and was now barreling down the slope directly at him. r e a de r s dl ge s tvc o rn 6/09 . Steve climbed into the burning cab to free him. The truck's bulk would probably protect him from the worst of the impact." Steve recalls. and Steve pulled on his clothes. Then the truck exploded.

day of the week. s<J. the explosion was aimed skyward. It was his decision to drive off the road. "If Steve hadn't done what he did I probably. and beat the flames with jt." SO WHAT'S WRONG WITH "LARRY"? An Italian CqUrt has decided that Friday 'is a perfectly good name for ." says Steve. Here are some other interesting monikers: • In New Zealand. . and shrapnel from the explosion broke a tooth. the Coopers received a Hero of the Highway award from the Open Road Foundation for resCuing an injured driver. Steve insists Ronnie is the real hero: "If he hadn't gone into the ditch. Both Steve and Ronnie paid a price for risking their lives for strangers." Fortunately.would have been toast. so Steve laid him 011 the ground. a nine-year-old Went to court to have her name changed." he says. "It was like a cannon blast. grabbing wet towels and a blanket. ripped off his OWIiI shirt. «A_ lot of people could have been hurt. 50 the ]'9~yearold Brit changed it to the far less staid Captain Fantastic Faster than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine The Hulk and the Flash Ccmbmed.I.y). • George G. [0 February. It just picked roe up and blew me back.. "The percussive force hurt my chest. He now wears compression garments for his scars and gets physical therapy twice a week. Her new one wasn't release-d. but herold moniker was:Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii.But ROnnie's legs were still burning. The judge refused to let parents name their son Venerdi (Frida. Steve got up and peeled off what was len of Ronnie's smoldering jeans and held his hand while they waited for the ambulance. but for klds." "I feel pretty good about it. But you can call him Captain Fantastic Faster than Superman Spiderrnan Batman Wolverine The Hulk. decided his name was a tad he-hum. not so much. he would have bit that van." says Ronnie. Steve suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns. Ronnie spent two months in the hospital and received skin grafts on both of his legs.Jfratj. He'd managed to drag him about 20 yards when one of the truck's 150-galloIL fuel tanks exploded.yingthe "ridiculous" name would make the boy's life-miserable. as Kim raced up and down the slope.

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he'd noticed pine trees ravaged by smog and fire and had mobilized friends to plant a smogtolerant variety in their place. Years ago.Make It Matter Growing trees in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles brings neighbors benefits beyond beauty ~'Y· . 'Trees? Nah.:: '" . ~ ~ i:: . "It's like someone said." Andy Lipkis was telling me as he squinted in the blazing sun at the concrete expanse outside our house in the Del Rey neighborhood of Los Angeles. A lifelong mission was born. as a IS-year-old camper in the San Bernardino Mountains. As the 39 t.: BY DAVID HOCHMAN our street is definitely naked. don't need 'ern here:" r e ade r 5 d lges Lipkis would help me change all that.. :. to m Ij!09 ..

and tree-care supervisors free to wouldbe Johnny Appleseeds." another told me. Turning left out of my gate that morning.president of TreePeople. we passed nine houses before coming upon the first "tree. American cities have lost roughly 20 percent of their trees in the last 25 years. Neighbors came with r e a de r s dl ge s tvc o rn 6/09 . but what better time to share what I'd learned in TreePeople's mandatory daylong seminar about the critical role of trees in removing smog from the atmosphere. the trees you plant will die in five years. growing up on what looked like the main runway of LAX. and funds to secure. planting demonstrations. hen r called Lipkis about the resistance I was getting." So I started knocking on doors. we had signed permission forms from 16 neighbors for 21 trees-a small forest-and I had papers to process. referring to my neighbors. Don's family had been living on the block since the area was a celery farm four generations earlier. As Lipkis explains. Lipkis. spiny thing even the pigeons seemed to fear. and I 40 W don't want leaves. now 54. I also didn't want my five-year-old son. it took six months). "The roots destroy sidewalks." one neighbor said. that included me. I was excited-and nervous. All I need is your signa-" I realized I was talking to myself. "Not interested!" came the voice from behind a steel security screen. soil samples to test. And since I was tired of living on Ugly Street. cooling our homes. and preventing water runoff? "Sir. a retired chemist of Japanese descent. When the big day arrived. Ruth. we spent time meeting neighbors we had never taken the time to appreciate. blueprints. did you know trees increase property values by as much as 15 percent?" I chirped. "You'll need their support. Nothing. a nonprofit organization he founded in 1973. "They'll ruin my pipes. he encouraged me to "connect people to your trees." So Sebastian and my wife. Before we knew it (actually. Sebastian. volunteers started to gather. TreePeople provides tools. What if I threw a tree planting and nobody came? But as I set out shovels and Ruth and Sebastian built pyramids of bagels and doughnuts. Robert. some people are afraid of trees." a squat. Strange as it may seem. ''And it's free! We'll get grants to offset costs and secure the necessary permits. has inspired hundreds of thousands of volunteers to plant more than two million trees throughout Southern California. "Without a community behind you. mainly due to development. Friends brought friends. Mostly. had chosen this quiet area after World War II to escape discrimination. I might have given up were the issue less critical. delivered homemade cookies while r went living room to living room with Photoshopped "after" pictures." Lipkis said. I couldn't see the old man's face.


Ly"". IS :reI' us. "and people need trees. That was the beginning of Purple Songs Can Fly (purplesongscanffy. "Trees Deed ." says Kruse. From time to time. "Imagination in its head ." The impact on the kids has been dramatic. and finally her own voice. Afterward. yes. A local middle school showed up with half the seventh grade. 49. "But theY'~e also exhilarating. a rnlcrophone.. eight-year-old Simran Jatar l. a pro jed t hat has hel p ed more than 125 young patients writeand record songs. as I held hands with the volunteers and former strangers 1 now knew as neighbors. when the children are smiling. curled in pain in her wheelchair. Then Lipkis led Us in a ritual as old as Treel'eeple itself: Welcoming each tree into the world and giving it a name. Sirnran said.. More than 100 people lent their muscle to get six Brisbane Box and fifteen Golden Medallion trees into the ground. ~m!your 'storry may "pp""r here." As for Sirnran.. "AlwClYS Remembering. and speake rs." we said in unison.cousins and grandchildren." and they remember the "really sweet and nice and loving" lady who gave them a shir» ing moment in a dark hour.. Within minutes. Wel'l. "Some bird soaring through the sky.""<1J"5\IIg<!5l.t matter. Over her bald head. she presented Simran with a CD of her first recorded song. Thirty minutes later.~ rr. "Do you want to write a songr" asked Anita K:ruse. But the third grader's cheery outfit didn't mask her pain and weary eyes. she and her mather listen to her song. ho~ Songs ln her room at Texas Children's Cancer Center in Houstnn." "My sessions with the kids are heartbreaking beta useof t he seve rity of their illnesses. she was readingher poem into the microphone. rolling a cart equ'ipped with an electronic IIeyboard.Iy hooked up to a cherno drip to f~ght her bone cancer. Kruse: says the idea of how she could help "came in one flash. One teenage girl. Then a visitor showed up. a few ·42 warbling birds. S i:m ran stared.1tt~r. "Have you ever written a poem?" Krtlse continued. I couldn't help but feel we'd accomplished something profound in getting the saplings into the ground-> and adding life to our dormant little block. Ros ellirii . excited to share their CD with their family. she's now an active sixth grader and cancer-free." she said ~oftly." ~ ~ you 01'" someone you '!mow miIkmg . A ia-year-old boy with Hodgkin's disease who rarely spoke stunned his doctors with a gospel sOl'lg he called "I Can Make It. lmI~e'lm. she wore a pink hat that matched her pajamas..!' Kruse added piano chords. stood unaided to dance to a hip-hop songshe had written. A composer and pianist who had performed at the hospltal. Go iii ".

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after she was nominated in 1992 to be on the . "The other franchisees.. '" eries around the world.Dreamer Breadwinner to bring home the bacon. she yearned for a business that would provide for her children and let her spend more time with them." ~ she recalls. all '" ~ men. I :. but as a divorced mother of three boys. she also owned and operated three McDonald's franchises in Illinois. Every . time I went to a meeting. McDonald's bun committee. o reade r 5 d lg es t.: loved it. BY MARGARET HEFFERNAN ordia Harrington was tired of standing up all day and smelling like french fries at night. to rn Ij!09 . Cordia Harrington just needed C Cordia Harrington enjoys one of her own. thought that was hilari:. "But the joke was « ~ on them: They didn't know the ~ company would be picking me i:: up in a corporate jet to see bak:. She ended up rolling in dough. A property developer. ous because of the word bun. This was global!" $ As a single mom. Her aha moment struck. strangely enough.

"So I'd visit a mill and send them photos of myself in a baker's hat and jacket.000. "I cried myself to sleep many nights." she recalls." she says. is challenging. When McDonald's decided it wanted a new bun supplier." she says. "Financial success is the most fun when you can give it away. sold her franchises. most automated bakery in the world. holding a sign that said 'I want to be your baker. "I really believed I could do this. Harrington is passionate about providing opportunities to all 230 employees.000 buns an hour for clients across 40 states. even though she had no experience running a bakery. Harrington became determined to win the contract. you can't wait for people to call you. in time for a slump in U. She was ready to build the fastest. "McDonald's could see a benefit if our production went up and prices went down. Some of her clients' sales have declined." run through it. and borrowed $13. and we gave each of our project managers a car with a big bow!" The current economy. The Tennessee Bun Company opened ahead of schedule in 1997. Harrington acknowledges." But Harrington worked out an agreement to supply Pepperidge Farm as well." Over the next eight years. Harrington sealed the deal with a handshake. Harrington branched out even more: She started her own trucking business. South America. added a cold-storage company. "We had a project that came in under budget one year. and now has three bakeries producing fresh buns and frozen dough-all now known as the Bun Companies. "That deal saved us. and the Caribbean. Speed is still a priority: It takes 11 people at the main bakery to turn out 60. fastfood sales for McDonald's. but she's found new clients and improved efficiencies to help sustain the company's double-digit growth. and you have to ". And her agreement 70 with McDonald's required that she sell exclusively to the company." she says. "If you have a dream. Grateful for the breaks she's had.S. not enough to cover payroll.''' After four years and 32 interviews.The experience opened her eyes to business possibilities. r e a de r s dl ge s tvc o rn 6/09 ." Harrington studied the bakery business and made sure she was never off executives' radar. Before Harrington knew it. "You see a tiny crack in the door. and no benefit if we went out of business." she says.fyou have a dream.5 million. her persistence paid off. "I really did think. 1 am going to go bankrupt. invested everything she owned. you can't sit back and wait for people to call you. she was down to her last $20.

diUln". eoreme 11iglltJIood sugar can lead to GOITIa or death • Other risi(s Inay incl~de ligh Illeadoct~llSs upon slandln. . nolify yo~r doctor.1001 ."\o'N..cases.. Patients and lheir caregivers should be especially observant within tl1~ flrsl lew months of treatrnenl or alter a change in dose . or im pannent in jutlgmllll[ or motor skills.lmpr'q~ri!uII.B351113 I:}o}tl!flita 2008 03Wof1... ABI U FY is not approved lor Irealing mese patients. as these 'moY be $igns of lard iV1l dYBki nosla (Till" whioh GOUld u8GOrim p8rm~nMf • If you hm'e dl~b"t"s or have risk f actors or symp toms 01 diabetes. jntormanen about AB1UFY on the adjacent I page.J['XetinehydrocttrJrJ. \'llU should not drive or operate mac:hiner.g.. You are encouraged \0 repo~ negaU'Ie side eneets of prescription drugs to Ihe FDA. Tell your daclor abOUT1111 medici nes yoo 're taKIng. in clinical triols (. Since there are some ri81m for drug!HO). >romiling. an Inability to perform daily aGtivlties du e 10 lncraasad memory lossl taking ABIUFY hijVB an InGreased risk 01 d'ealh or stroke.I MfA"'SplS ' 'Q!I~ (S~aJln8 Hen rr~ {fh..~I"'1j Tile common sida etlects In adu~. ccmuslon. yo ur blued su gar sh ou r~ be monitored. 5mg r.IMPORTANT SAfETY INfORMAT10N: Elder~ pa~ents wOth dementia-related PSYGhosis (eg.b f.. Of mcreaseo heart rate and blood pressure.'i of <I fare b~t polenliall\' fatal con oi lion called neu rolepuc fIlaligmml S'/Ild rome (NMS) olf you deeelep ebnormai or uncontrellable facial r~ovemerrts. Visll \VI1' C~ ~p:ij{lxetinE!trG'J are mnemarss of lneir E l)v! or cnU '·BOO·FDA·' . or tl10ughls 01 suicide. 08B.l. ffexor XR"I (\'Mta. in cllildren. allXi~ty.~U~. lI1e You Sllould a'Joid alool101\'lhil~ la~illg A8It:JFY. Un lil you know how ABU'f affects you. aoo lnsomnla.:]e). sezures.~j f i~·o!PJJ. Hiflll blood sugar Ims been reported wltl1 ABI UFY and med]ci nes likB it In some. M:O 5j'()Ij[j(J3A.I. When taldng ABIUFY call your doctor tlght away If you 'have new Or w~rsenl ng depression symptoms. RMIi'il112. Serious mental Illnesses are themselves assoctated w~h an locrease In the risk 01 suicide.~~'u::I.• ' Ail!'1-j'Ii55'1.~o!1llo1l"1:1"1j~~p~~~".'dilJe companies .lnI O2I'JDB 0IsI.. PID.govlmedwalch. ]Hladache.' IF AN ANTIOEPRESSANT AtONE ISN'T ENOUGH. AIlIidepress<ll1ls can increase ilUicid~1 thoughts alld OOhavior...0"4~'hlI.10%) mGiude reuses..a (al<athisial. as these 11lay be sigll. sweallng. unusual ehanqes in b~havior. oo" AmercaH1E1ft'B<1GtiJIk:aJ~ Ii:r:.~ltlN!d III I1SA . £J. alld young adults. :rigid' muscles.f~a.Approved only for adults 18 and over wilh depression. teens.abilify.Ii.!rnY~.2D~ f~E. • Alert YDur doctor if you develop very hiQh lever. sllaklng. ABILIFY' [aripiprazole) 1 mg.. PteaSB read the lrnportant ~teraprce [escjaoprarn GxBJa!el.s" an inner sense d resuossness ()J "ood 10 mo. lrouble sw~llo'lling.

Bnd ~oad pressure wI1 an . fir 'increased heart rate and blood pressure may be signs cl NMS.Ig(l r ii\nd dlab~t~S! Panel)!. a cFiOOJ8 In ~ppelii6 causIng wlllalrt loss Dr g~in.lrtant information that I shO'uld knO'w about AaILlFV? Elderly patients. Whai Is tlte most impt. IflIlomnl~ ~r flXcessiVe sloop.. eife~ C~n OCl)ur wlth ~~~ . D~. /Jepressiatl and Olher Stliiaw Mentii/lllooss8S. orinil"QQn. cOIiIw. All incr~aood rl&K of stroke and minfsttoKe has been Tejiorted in clinical sIIldies of elderly patients with. a rare but seriou:.ABlliFY with YOllr heallhoate. Medication Guid6 .!:'lilled Afllitiepmssant Medici{llJ1. or WIll) f~en~5 ~nd last most of the d~.IUPf. depl'I!Ssion'.gh WhO' shO'uld NOT take'la[:S IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ABILiFY This summary of 1IIe P1Ickagelnsefl ·conllllrrs d sk an~ 001&\. teenagers.a.actions Ilave rangp. /lBIUFY is not approved for irea~ng pattents IiI1tII1 sh culd watch lor new or worsening depression symptoms. Of other part5 of b~dy mll~ be ~gllS of a serious oondiliOn kllown as TO.".for atleaSi Z l'Iee~s. PaUentsoo anUdepressall.1D\ r!i. or behaviors in S()fJ1e children. and actions pediatlic patllirtts. or thoug~ts of death Of suicide. an inability to pe(fOrm daily activities iJtabelllS' \lJld til 000 hBl'ing ~sk factors for iJiabetes ~Of'i~. Tardive dyskinesia (TD}l AlJoor'ma1 or uncontmllablec movemen\S ot I~ce. fll!" ulle in demelliia Neuroleptic maJignanls)lndr-ome INM51~ Very l1igh f~\IIl( rlgid lIiusdes. Ill' 'OIlgti~.i~mple.OJ hunger shou Id havslilmr blood sugar levels eh llCked celore and aurlng treatment In~l"€-asesIn blOO(lsugar levels (hypeh..tlb>tance tim Is in it G Allergic fP. day . flllii ily hitJtnry of dia~il1esl.g 8hd ~Willllhg 01the lare. bf (lod sl. and who are ueatlld with a~ipsyl:hDtk: medicines including AB!U 11'.IF. suc~ symptoms should be reported 10 ll1e~a"etJ. risk of . wjlh mcreased.antjpsydhotic medicine. Marty ~vef'i. SympIDms nlay include oodness.T-lj) loripijJrrrrole! (~lHj-P1P"IO-. aiwork. and other serious menial illnesses? • MlideJl~ossarfl_ msdldnes may inefIJilBil BUfcidal tIlOUJlhls or ~ Giions in same . "(Ind !/!lung 00 uilli • Deprie$ion ood seriilus mental ntnesmmaJe the moslimportaot causes of sulcfdsllhouglits.e~tra~og or makjl1(l detlSiOOS-. sp..rn!llf.lieall1.d immrash. loss 01 energy.~ ABILIFY" (aripiprazole) ~. Name Antidepressants may increase suicidal thoughts.profeSsiOrlal. Orthostatic hypotension: lJghtlleadedneso or faintness.n? Depressjon Is "II Gommon but ser\liu8 medJcal cantlltitm. includ ill!l AE. Please j. more Information.$ertous and ·asoor. III ll1ougll!s' 01 suicide.i~ttld 1'11111 Qt de<dh.'I1 Poopl~ wI1!J are all ~rgi to ASI UP{ or to any :. It yoo had or ha~e sWaliowlngproblems. di fiicuhy oonr.. .Prescfi bi ng' Informaoon and the.m\used III' a sudden change i n he~rt ralr. -What is the IIiost 'Impoltl. is dep~ssIQ.>s. and YllUng a~u!ts. kJss ofiniBrest im dvttiJlS YOLI01\00 enjoyed. whiCh may be permanent Po. Deptession an~ other serious mental illnesses aI'e !Ilemsalves ilssoclared with an InC!l)ase in the risk of sLflCide. tong u~. ABIUFV (arlpfpratole) is not apPM9. Hf.lon. Im:ludinu the' following: Stroke or minislroke in elderly patients with dementia. A8ll1FY Is nof a~ proved !tIr !he treatment 01 patie~ts with demen1la·ralatedpsych05ls. unusual oooi1ges in behavior. loon_gers. diagn[lSe!i witih psychosis as a result 01 ~s a l'IlSult of Increased memorylnss). Pleaoo read !hIs irnpm1ant informeti on b erom you start taklnll AflIUFY and discuss allY Questions abolJt. I1<Jve toma been reportlJd irrpa~ents taking ABIUFJ: allEi medi~ines Irke [. and SIlidrJi/1 rlwuglitlHJf ActilJris.1s and ti)elr fal11l1ieSior care~iVem ABILIF'i® (o·Bll. wIth depression..children..r4s]rrg too qUickly from a sitting or iJrjng position (Ollimiitatie flYllolenSionl h as been riJporlEd wiih AmUrY Sl[icida I thoughts: II )!Gu Mava SUicidal 1lIDughw.feelings or worthlessness Dr (l.1iJ1J Wh~t is ABILIFYfaripiprazqlej? ABILIFV lss PT&scrtptlCnme!iiCine used as an ad~·on lreatment to antideptessanlo for Majo! Oe pressive iJjGol'der In adulls_ Wha.' tnforll'lallon fQr pati~nts about AIlIUPt: Thl~ 0lI1lI ma ry does hQt rnolud~ allillfocmation eboutABILIFY Dnd does not take t~(lrplaco of disc ~ssrons With yo ur health!:'lire prolB5Sionru about your tJ1llatmeot. shaKing..ocillted Witl1 swallowing problems (dysphagia). ThIlOO ca~id be de pl1l$iom symptams ~ Iltey imerfere wflll daily IKe alllome.litw A81L1FYh<lve been as:.jeessi~e !lUilt. when compared to patients who are !feated with a placebo (sugar pill). ~riO\lO ijiue.i1l-. Illi \~ell as rhoS!: willi ~j'll1ptQ/TIS SQGII es une!J)(lc\!ld ln~reos~~ in !llirst. side effect thai tould be fatal. 5Weating. obesl!)l. hives and fiCffina 10 tIlffit~lty breatllir. ate al an dementia (for example. Teil yllllr ~e:aIliK:ara professional [i9m awav it you have any Gondioon5 ·or glde eife[$. in !ill me CESes.e the. you should tell your healthcare pro1essiooal right awaJ: Dysphagia: Medicines. especillily if they are severn or ocour ~udtlenl~. increased memmylo3S and inabili!)' 'to perlor:m dally aMes) . InlolTtlatlon that I sho~ld know about antidepressant medicines.lSi(lO~I. especially within the firS! few months of Irealment or Woon the dose is cha ngeIL.jlk with )!GUt ~e~lthcare professional. dementia (fIlrmm~e.t's healthcare p!'Qiessional right away. you s haol d Illtl y()ur hea Ithcare prore.i!ycemia).

Il06~lity. plan t~ baeo me preg nant or are b re~sl-Ie ~ding 'Whal should I avoid when taking ABILIFY • ABIUFY Is usually tallen WIDe .ge of people stopped ta. resll6$5085$. M0 20B50 USA. alia l~ieCliM manufil~1lJ FIl~ S!i!Jllib Comparw.:ially Qbsef1lorrtwithin Ihe M. M~rkelect by Bri5tol-MyelS SQUibh. lIle pe rwntag~ of adults 'WIi() disDorrtinued !liking ABILIPI due to side effects was ABU'll (6%) and lor patients treate<! wi til SlJgar pi II (2%).Oral Solutilln. QUINIDEX i~a re.Prill:. aglta~oo. hea~ache. WhOlt pen:enla. vomiting. di'l:zi ness.extrelTl~ h.tefed trademark:61 JanliSen PliilnI1&flUtir:a. NJ ~y Biis1rll·Mye's Orall'! Disiriltl~ralln9 r~bltl!s.g. • NIZORAl tsa ~egii. plest:fiption and nonprescMptian (oveHlle-j)ouHte~ Be sure 10 lell your healthcare provider: • It you have oulC·idaJthoughts • If you or anyone in your family h~ve or had seizures • If you or ~nyone in'your lam iIy have or !tad h igil bloOll su gar or diabeioo • If you am p.klng ABILIFY due 10 side effects? efiacts 01 Tablet!.com PROZAC is a reg'is'Ulred tr~demark 01 Eli Lilly and Compa nVi PAXIL 15 a f6jJimt:(£il trademalJ( of GlaxoSriI'rtflKtrne: TEGRETOl Is a (egjste n~d tmrJemari( DfNIlV~rti S INFORMATJON ABOUT A:BIUFY (colliinued) What should I 1<llk 19 'My healUicare provider about? Patients and mair families or C<lregiVer:s should wa tch tor new or woffienlf!!j depression symptoms. us Pitt8n! I!~..t ~ew months ot alltiaepr8S$l'n trlialmem or wheMver them is a ch anoeln dillie. . jell your healt~l1afe provider about ~n~ medical condHions you lJlay have im~all medicines lIlat you am tJklng Dr pt~n to bike.ctlvi!y. NJ OBG43USI>. 'I1iJnul1. TokYo.000. tri sls. llOweV8r.~bmfY.anxiet)' and insomn i~. II Bill FY D!SCM.ElTII!I contains phen~al?nine • II you have additillnill qUe1ltion~. or BriSIlll <My6fS Squibb . ©200B Otsu ka Amen('Jl Pilamlac!lll1lt:a1. reg~ ant.977.~ril!l ~~ Ots~ka PI'um'l~OOIJti. MO 570USOOCasO 160 1 PI can be raker with most drlJ. consjipatron.528: 6'.ypero. ltd. 1110. WittJ 01 wilhoollood • ABILJP! shOllld ~e kepi aul of ~lereac h of ~hildren and 'pets • Store A8IUFY Ta~lets aM t~e Qi'lll Solution ill room lem perature • For paMnts wno must Iimtt their sugar . as well as.)' c1qy. NJ 00><13 USA. paolo atlacl\S. an inner sense of res!lessnes& or nee\! to moV~ fa Kai11isia).Gompillly. 1m 1·aS35 dap8ll c 00543 USA. aggressiveness. til k to you r heallln:are pnife$lonal rarlpl pta2:ol e)? • AVoid ovemeatlng and dehydrlition • AlIQi(j drivi ng or oper~ti ng h:31<v~ou!i mach I"ery ~now hOVi ASI LI FY affects yOU • AVoid d ri "lUng alcohol • Avoi~ brea~M€t1dingen i of~n! Whal are Ihe possible side uom yov Additi onali AfOI111~tion ca n be 'Iou nd at www. Inc. 5. Impulsivity. PJinceloll.alGo.. 267. takl h9' ASILlF'I o~ilaL ·1141 ~linted in USA May 2DOS Vfi·BOiJU 11l·ij5·n&· MOD . lncl~dihg W1th some medicin as may r>equire your heahhcare profesSional hi adl us!' ths dosage Ilf ABlUP!. Can I safely take ABILIFY while I''M taking other medications? ABlli Oistfibulfld EII1dm$flt. of 5ul[. General advice about ABILIFY jar!pipramlel: rnedidnllS". Basfrtl on FUll Preseri bing Inform~ lion as 01 O~I08 1239550A~. irrita~j]fty..5C7.. ~nosual changes In bIlhavior end ihaughil. R~k\lille. RIlc~vilt8.lI100 l!l! Oisuka Alna~ca PIlElJJ1lllllBU~c"l.abnormlll mosds ilpasm Of aontrnction whlcn may lie signs of a condltlon catted dystonia. PrinootQfl. So me mad ieines' include: • Kehieo "azole (NIZORAlIliI • quinidine (QUINID8&) • fllJoxati ns (PROZA~ • paroxetl ne (l'MI L®) • carbBmazepi ne (TEGRETOL ~ tI 15 important ill lell you r healthcare wolessional ~Iklut ~II the medlcinss you 'I'll ia 1(11lQ. Be espe.about ABIUFY: ABILlFY? Cil mman sitte ilffflcts in adu lis I"ctude: ~ illlilll3.ur suddenly. C~II your healthcare proVid er right away H ~IJU have Iiloug hIS Of ~ulcide 0 r if an 9 of :tI1ese symptoms are se~~re or oo.io_. m. diffi culty sleepln. or . It is: impmtant to contact your Healthc:aIe professional H yoti experience pmlonge~. be (lWaff) that ABIUFY Oral Solation contall\S sugar • ti)r patients who can not metJbalue pl1en)'L1:lani (tilose with He p he nylKeionuria er PIIU).gliltel1Jd trademark 01 Wyatll ~harrrraceuticals: Find out 'More. lust to he sure.ffiDn. 8Il(j 7. for anxiety.lde. In ~Ii nlcal.

work at my real estate business. ei . 74 . inspection.$150. Doyou b<!ke? I love to cook. Did you ever dOUbt yourself? I wasn't intimidated by what I didn't know. The industry rejects standard is about 4 percent. Tom.her 'husband.. I had a nursery school in my backyard.lness? Re:adyto start one? J !being successful? Integrity. When I got crazy ideas._.5t tom'btl..15 to just: pass an !- your darke.. I take that negative energy and put it toward getting to the next level.. Survival Is a good motivator! Vou don't give up easily. and 23. We give everyone a $50 bill to reward that high standard. I Do you have very high standards? Extremely. because I would ask questions that helped the team to say~Why not? I never know where a stupid question wltl lead.rn. I was alway·sexhausted. pick up the kids. .. drive home. Are you an impatient person? Either that or antsy. they'll do their best to look after our clients. At the end of the summer. "It's a mission. is more than a job. put them to bed. Entrepreneurs al'ways believe there's a better way to do things. . "This. and some days it all felt hopeless. Doing what you say. but ours is 2 percent. work eight hours. my guests wou Id be In trou ble. __ . I would get up at 3 a.>l"~. . What is most important to put me in a restaurant in Little Rock. 25. do you? Instead of complaining when problems come up.. Her SOilS are now 27. __ Still dreaming? Gl!t hl!lp "t readef"SCligl. to learn the business. I want us to get the highest marks. And yet somehow I kept going. I'd saved . Arkansas. is now her CFO. But if I had to do it fromscratch. she's rernarried+. formerly her CPA. ~ Have a bus." CORDIA HARRINGTON Why did you become an entrepreneur? I had good roots of love and encouragement.Cordia Harrington doesn't have to stand all her feet all day anymore. That's how it works here." says Harrington. How can we best serve our employees? If we support them.t was better i that I wasn't an moment? When McDonald's gave me a chance to be an owneroperator and _. drive 78 miles. I don't want 1. my dad would say" "You can do that!" Even when I was 11. I'd run around the house ten times first! I've bee n I high energy all my life. and I'd charge 25 cents for three hours. In some w<J:js. I'm always thinking. And. but I'm not a very gtlod baker/ I take our frozen dough home and bake that. and study. two of them work for her. My nickname is Aunt C (antsy)! When I was a Iittle girl an d they'd say dinner's ready.

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or do normal activities like read the newspaper or take a walk. • Keep taking ACTONEL for as long as your hea hbcare provider tells you. Do not chew the tablet or keep it in your mouth to melt or dissolve. to prevent and treat osteoporosi sin m en and women that is caused by treatment with steroid medicines such as prednisone. If you have any question s or are not sure about sam eth ing. taking vitami ns.ider may mea sure the . calcium. You mi~ht feel pai n in your bones. (<111 your healthcare provider r. including yom dentist and pharmacist. each time you get a new medici ne. a different dose of ACTO N EL. • Take ACTOI\IEL first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything except plail1 water • Take ACTOI\IEL whi Ie you are sittmg up or standing..) of you r bone. We do not know if ACTONEL can pass through your milk and if it can harm your baby. • Your health care provider may tell yOLY tak. • you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.Osteoporosis Patient Information ACTONH ® (AK-Ioh-nel) ACTONH (rised ton ate ACTONH (risedronale ACTONH (tisedronate ACTONH (risedtonate Tablets sad ium) sodium) sodium) sodium) tabl ets tablets tablets tablets 5 m g. ask you rhea Ith ca re prov ider or ph arm aci st. Who should not take ACTONH? Do not take ACTONEL if you: • have low blood calcium (hypocalcemia) • cannot sit or stand up for 30 minutes have kid neys th at wo rk poorly • have an allergy to ACTONEL. Thi. Do not take it with any other drink besides plain l'lI<lter. in your stomach and esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth and the stomacb). Read th e n!ormat ion yo u get every tune you get more medicioe.thick ness. information doe. and antacids at a different time of the d<ly from when you take ACTONEL. Take vitamins. calcium.e to calcium and vitamin D supplements and to exercise. We do not know if ACTONEL can harm your unborn child. Keep a Iist of all the medicines you take. or do other tests to cheek your progress. including prescription and non-prescription medicines. not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment. 35 mg. joints. • e<lting or drinking anything except plain water.ncreasillg bone strength in most peep Ie w~ 0 take I~ even tli ough they wo n't be ab Ie to see or feel a difference . What is ACTONH! ACTONEL is a prescription medicine used: • to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. • Take ACTONEL with 6 to 8 ounces (about 1 cupl of plain water. • to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis. 75 mg. you have to take it exactly as prescribed If you miss a dose of ACTONEL. What is the most important inlormation I should know about ACTONHI ACTON EL may cause problem. (See the end of til is leaflet for a list of aII the ingredients in ACTONEL) Tell your doctor before using ACTONH if: • you are pregn<l nt 0 r may beco me pregn ant. to treat Paget's disease of bone in men and worn en. ! ACTON EL may reverse bone loss by stORping more loss of bone and i.(de nsity. • After taking ACTONEL you must wait at least 30 minutes BEFOR~: • lying down. stand. • If you take more than your prescribed dose of ACTONEL. ask your healthcare provider how to use ACTONEL. ACTON EL may not be right for you. There may be new information. and 150 mg fot Read this information carefully before you start to use yo ur m edki ne.ACTONEL helps lower the risk of breaking bones (fractures). How should I take ACTONEL? The following instructions apply 10 all patients taking ACTONEL: • Take ACTOI\IEL exactly as prescribed by your healthcare p rovider. The active ingredient in ACTONEL is risedronate sodium. such as trouble swallowing (dysphagia). For ACTONH to treat your osteoporosis or keep you from getting osteoporosis. The trea nne nt for Paget's disease is very different than for osteoporosis and use. heartburn (esoph<lgitisl. • you have kidney problems. • Swallow ACTONEL whole. You may sit. or muscles (See 'What are the possible side effects of ACTONEL?"). If you have Paget's disease. and ulcers. (See JJ How should I take ACTONH?"). What is my ACTONEl schedule! ACTONEL tablets are made in 4 different dosages . vitamins and herbal supplements. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. Your healthcare prov. (<111 your healthcare provider for instruct io ns. ACTONEL can interact with other medicines. You must follow the instructions exactly for ACTONH to work and to lower the chance of serious side effects. Th ~slea flet does not cove r using ACTONEL for Paget's disease. or antacids.ight away. Show it to all your healthcare providers.

Therefore. Tell vour h ea Iihcare p rov id er if you deve 10p any symptom s of an <lllergic reaction induding: rash {with or without blisters). lactose monohydrate. Tell your healthcare provider if you get any eye pa in. If you rn is. 30 mg-Iactose monohydrate.ight away if you have these sy mptoms. ask you r healthcare provider or pharmacist They can g. Other poss ib Ie side effects may incl ude: • Allergic an d severe ski n reactions. including ulcers. 150 mg-FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake. do not take anything other than plai n water at or near the ti me you take ACTONEL. • Keep ACTONH and all medicines out of tbe reach of children. Get medical help right away if you have trouble breathing or swalTowing. What if I have other questions about ACTONEll This leaflet summarizes the most important information about ACTONEL for osteoporosis. • fye inflemmation. Do not use ACTON EL for a condition for wh ieh it was not prescribed Do not give ACTONEL to other people. or if your eyes becorn e mo re sens irive to Iig ht. or trouble swa 1I0wing. tongue. General information about ACTONEL: Med lc ines a re so met irues prescribed for co nd it ion. One tahlei should be taken in the morning two day. • Foods an d sorn e v itam in su pp lemems and medicines can stop your body from absorbing [using) ACTONEL. • 75 mg tablets are pink. hydroxypropyl cellulose. What are the ingredients of ACTONH? ACTONH (active ingredient): risedronate sodium. What should I avoid while taking AaONH? • Do not eat or drink anything except water before you take ACTONEL and for at least 30 minute. How often you should take your tablet depends upon the dosage that your doctor has prescn bed (recorn mended) for yo u. • Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after you take ACTONEL. It may harm them. OH 45202 and sanofi-aventis U . One tablet shou ld be taken once a week in the morning. ACTONH (inactive IIlgredients): All dose strengths conta in: crospovidone.5 LLC Bridgewater. Oose. For more information. joints or muscles. See "How should I take ACTON EU" . Inc. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. call1·877·ACTONEL (toll·free) or visit our web site at www. mi ld flu-l ike symptoms. • 35 mg tablets are orange. • 150 mg tablets are blue. your dose in the morning. hyprcinellose. NJ 08807 April 2008 © 2008 Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. do not take it later in tlle day You should call your health care prov ider fo r instru cti ons. If you already have one (or more) of these problems. Iips.(amounts). 35 mg-ferric oxide red. that are not mentioned in patient information lea nets . polyethylene glycol. pain. ACTONH~ i. .ACTONEL. silicon dioxide. even if they have the same symptoms you have. titani um dioxide. lactose monohydrate. You may report side effects to fDA at 1-800-fDA-t088. which are reported with the monthly doses and usually get better after the first dose. magnesium stearate. microcrystalline cellulose. hives. ferric oxide yellow. Tell your heahhcare provider" ind uding your dentist. • 5 mg tablet. it should be corrected before taking ACTONEL • pain in bones. Cincinnati. sometimes severe. are yellow. 75 mg-ferric oxide red. or throat. wh ich may include infection and slower healing after teeth are pu lied. in a row every month. or swelfing of the face. r. One tablet should be taken once a month in the rnorni ng.strength specific ingredients include: 5 mg-ferric oxide yellow. • jaw-bone probl em sin so me people. • low ca lei u m arid other m i nera I di sturba nces.ive you information written for healthcare professionals. marketed by: Procter & Gamble Pharmaceutica Is. One tablet should be ta ken evel)' day in the morn ing. Pai n may start as soon as one day or up to ssvsra I months after staning ACTON EL. Common side effects include t~e following: • back and joint pain • upset stomach and abdominal (stomach areal pain short-lasting. Tell your hea ~hC<lre provider if you have pain or discomfort in your stomach or esophagus. What are the possible side effects of ACTONEL! Stop taking ACTONEL and tell your heahhcare provider tight away if: • swallowing is difficult or painful • you have chest pain • you have very bad heartburn or it doesn't get better Possible serious side effects may include: • esophagus or stomach problems. after you take it. Inc. If you have more quest ions abou t ACT ON EL. How should Istore ACTONR! • Store ACTONEL between 68°F to 7rF {200( to 25'Cl.

about the time she stopped breathing-long enough to make her lips turn bluel=-she'Il tell you it was a stroke of good fortune.Many memory problems can be reversed-if you know what to do. McBride had been feeling anxious. But this one turned her life around. "It was unnerving. Here's your stay-sharp guide. H'f REGINA NUZZO AND KAREN RAVN I'fyou ask Cheryl McBride of Sedalia. An occasional glitch is irritating. exhausted. and a run of significant lapses ~HaTDG~APIHD 8¥ DA~l WINTERS . Missouri. and headachy. but a few times in the past several years. On top of everything. Everyone past the first blush of youth knows what it's like when a word won't come or a neighbor's name vanishes . McBride had taught school for nearly three decades.. More than that can set off a twinge of concern. Really." she says. Not that she's fond of near-death experiences.. her memory was going. even though she'd given it countless times and knew it backward and forward. she'd gone blank in the middle of a big presentation about her teaching style. It wasn't just that she was forgetting her keys or leaving her purse be90 hind.


" But one night.But she'd just begun caring for her elderly parents. "Cheryl snored. McBride woke herself up.may have you terrified that you've got Alzheimer's disease. That's important to realize. Sometimes tha t's because a sufferer is unaware of key symptoms. She was unaware ef what had happened until her friend described it. DO. My heart just dropped. 92. have not a due. the soft tissues YOU CAN DO IT AS YOU SLEEP OR BY TAKING THE WRONG PRESCRIPTION. but at Freed's insistence." she says. some memoryrelated parts of the brain are about . "But even in your sleep. According to research published last year." With that. "Very loudly.. the snoring stopped. the doctor knew what was causing McBride's problems. "She was very pale-+bhae around the lips. She just snored and snored and snored. So it interrupts you and starts you breathing again. at the back of her throat were collapsing and blocking off her airway. she recounted the incident to the doctor at her next checkup. "You're suffocating. In the hotel the first night. A surprising number of disorders can leave your steel-trap mind rusty and toothless. told her doctor she was hut then she let out this huge snort. IT1S EASY TO MESS UP YOUR MEMORY-· BU TH FrXESARESIMPLETOu. and she wasn't breathing. because many of these problems call be cured and the memory damage reversed-yet doctors often fail to diagnose them." Those starts and stops deprive ycu of sleep. and her doctor thought the problem might be due to stress. which is enough to make you forgetful. The moment she McBride. 1 was getting ready to shake the dickens out of her. McEride wasn't interested. Even more damaging is the lack of oxygen. About to leave town for a trip with an old friend." says Carol Ash." Freed says. Nina Freed quickly learned something new about her longtime pal. Like about 24 percent of men and 9 percent of women between the ages of30 and 60. she had obstructive sleep apnea. Apnea sufferers can experience these episodes hundreds of times a night yet. your brain is aware of this emergency. be suggested antianxiety medication. But Alzheimer's is not the only memory marauder around. New Jersey. Periodically as she slept. for instance. medical director of the Sleep for Life program at Somerset Medica] Center in Somerset. McBride. concerned about her forgetfulness . experts say. "1 Looked over at Cheryl.

NPH is probably more common than many doctors think. And on December 31. and memory loss. Luckily. at age 58. possibly because brain cells die during nightly apnea episodes. usually into the abdomen. She took several falls on her bike. doesn't let anything get in her way." she said. almost literally. but he gave her a piece of cryptic advice: "Go home and look up normal pressure hydrocephalus. who was in her 60s by then.20 percent smaller in sleep apnea patients. clueless about where she was headed. Soon she was pedaling 25. with no success. she's standing at the top of a small hill. keeping track of every mile.. "I feel so good now." she says. for unknown reasons. "Oh my God. experts say. DIAGNOSIS Donna Nammar of Cottonwood. saw specialist after specialist. In fact. In NPH." """" PUSHING FOR A . Sitting in front of her computer. but at age 43. or NPH. nearly 70 percent of patients who used the gadget more than six hours a night found their memory back to normal after three months. saying the syndrome was so rare. patients get a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device." says Nammar's husband. he told her. but it does the job: In a 2006 study. he pooh-poohed her. she certainly didn't have it. Some users say it makes them feel like a dog with its head out the window. "That's me!" The most common treatment is to install a shunt in the brain to drain the excess fluid. McBride has used a CPAPunit since 2007. Narnmar. He had nothing to offer.50 miles a day. Then she began having "accidents. "There's not a lot of awareness about NPH even in the medical com93 . Nammar logged her 100." Remarkably. She'd never been much for bike riding. Was her memory bad? "She didn't have any. Most often." And she kept getting lost-in the middle of a sentence. but the wheels soon started coming off her life. Then her feet started sticking to the ground. her arms flung skyward in exhilaration. All Nammar needed was an official diagnosis. incontinence. "I've almost forgotten how bad it used to be. Nammar had gone to the one acupuncture office in townin the universe. Ross. or at the end of a hall. She looks invincible. which blows air into the nose to prevent the throat tissues from sagging shut. California." she says. she decided it was a good way to get fit. there's an effective treatment.000th bike-riding mile. In a picture from that day. excess spinal fluid collects in small pockets in the brain.35. "I walked with a strange sort of shuffle. but when she went back to her doctor.2000. perhaps-where the receptionist's father-in-law had a condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus. But she doggedly kept going: she even tried an acupuncturist. Nammar read about NPH's classic trio of symptoms: feet that will barely move. Experts believe the enlarged pockets interfere with the brain's normal circuitry.

Geol·gia~customers he'd known for as long as 50 years. He Was already being treated for high blood pressure. a professor of neurosurgery at the U niversityof C allfornia. neurosurgery professor at the University of California. "The longer you have symptoms. She pushed again when the specialist suggested she delay treatment until her symptoms worsened. MRJ scans of volunteers' brains suggest that high blood sugar might damage parts of the brain that deal with memory. Nammar's own research indicated immediate surgery was a better approach. 94 THE CURES THAT CAN CAUSE BIG PROBLEMS vou SNORE. more specifically. he felt like the bottom was falling out of his life. sinus problems. volunteers who slept six hours nightly for two weeks didn't feel sleep-deprived. Protect yourself: If there's a history of high blood sugar or diabetes in your famIly. Los Angeles. Our brains seem to rely on sleep to cement new memories.Irigh cholesterol. in which your airway gets blocked during sleep." says Marvin Bergsneider. "Good for her. MEMORY THIEVES: Memory lapses may be in your blood-> or." To January 2008.munity. And she's not a bit worried about getting lost along the way. But his failing memory was only the latest in a long line of ailments. Narnmar persisted. Ifyou can't? Micro-naps of slx minutes were enough to boost volunteers' short-term performance in one study. Protect yourself: Make adequate rest a priority.. 'YOU'RE PUSHING TOO HARD. She's back on her bike and ready to get gQing. l\1D. Narnrnar got her shunt. "This summer. cutting off oxygen for seconds at a time and starving brain cells. res earche rs sus p ect." says Laura Pare. ~ VOUR BLOOD SUGAR IS HIGH. had been forgetting the names of his customers at Reeves Cleaners in Griffin. I plan to ride 25 miles a day:'sbe says. Simply falling asleep might be enough to trigger the crucial memory process in the bra in. though. the less improvement you're likely to see. who quickly vindicated her self-diagnosis. stomach complaints. in your blood" sugar. getting a referral to a neurologist. When the doctor told Billy J. have your blood sugar tested regularly. Reeves. MD. Reeves he had dementia. Men are more likely than women to . yet they performed substantially worse on tests of short-term memory. SPOT THEM. Irvine. You may have sleep apnea. so he knew his future was grim. 78. He'd lost his wife to Alzheimer's disease just a few years before. unexplained pains in. BEAT THEM Want to keep aU your marbles? Watch for these nine signs that you're being stalked by a memory thief. his arms and legs. You needn't pull aJ'Inighters to get into trouble: In one study. Eat well and stay activ~brisk walks are an effective diabetes preventive.

Extra risk factors: being overweight or over 40. incontinence. YOU SHUFFLE WHEN YOU WALK. and a serious deficiency can look a lot like Alzheimers disease. An und\'lrperformlng thyroid can leave you fatigued~ with a hyped-up thyroi:d. YOU'RE OVER 65. the more cells are lost in areas critical to memory.1I three. Thyroid hormones control your metabolism. YOU F'Ef:L MANIC-OR SLUGGISH •. And yes.If you're elderly) these drugs..tarian-you avoid the top food sources of the vitamin.. tall cause mental fogginess and forgetfulness. preventing the dangerous interruptions In oxygen. Protect yourself: Talk to . ask your doctor if you should be tested for apnea. incontlnence. You may need to wear a device while sleeping that delivers a constant stream of air to your nostrils through a small hose. Up to 20 percent of people over 65 are low in 812.allergles. but too much or toolittJe can disrupt the normal chatter between brain cells. Protel:t yourself: If you're older and feeling -fuzzy. YOU TAKE AN ALLERGY DRUG OR A SLEePING PilL.I the drugs you're taking. an anticholinergic used in many over-the-counter sleep aids and allergy drugs. these or any rneds should 'prompt a. Many drugs commonly You may have a thyroid problem. Prompt treatment gives you the best chance of memory Improvement. it's hard for the brain's messages to get through. . in which pockets in the brain swell with too much spinal fluid. youre at high risk for problematic lnteractlons.ect yourself: Early treatment may be key.eet yourself: If you're over age!: seem to stick to the ground. Prot. Protect yourself: A shuffle. averthe-counter remedies count. ask your doctor if you should have your 812 level checked. Protect yourself~If you're aloud snorer who feels constantly fatigued. prescribed for things like insomnia. while a sluggish thyroid slows brain messages to a crawl.<1 doctor about bothersome Symptoms (especially if you're a woman-s-you're at higher risk For hypothyroidism). you're more vulnerable to side effects from diphenhydrarnine. And the longer the depression lasts. Mental fuzziness after starting. 9S . It could signal normal pressure hydroc. Prot. your heart may race and you mayfeel manic or anxious.ephalus.sure your doctor knows al. you may need a supplement Also consider a test if you're a strict vege.develop apnea. and gastrointestinal cramps also interfere with a crucial braln chemical . Protect yourself: Make. and memory problems are the classic symptoms. called antkhollnergics. If you're 0 n five or more drugs (polypharmacy). It gets harder to absorb vitamin 812 from food as you age. Doctors ci'lilit a magnetic g<!rt because your with your doctor or pharmacist. An overactive thyroid creates somuch static. People with severe depression lose brain cells. YOU'RE DEPRliSsED. YOU'RE TAKING A ~OT OF M'EOICATIONS. If a pharmaceutical commercial seems to be speaking directly to YOIJ. A 2008 study suggested that people who had longer episodes of depression were less likely to show memory improvement after their mood lifted. but not everyone has a. ask your doc-but don't push for a prescription.



A study of nearly 2. Armon Neel [r. and Alzheimer's.heimer's disease. But evidence is piling up that you canlower your risk of Alzheimer's by making some simple changes in your life. Among volunteers 65 years and older. "J couldn't function. skimped on their greens. A little chatting can have a big payoff: A Harvard study last year found that socially connected people kept more of their rnernory intact as they aged-up to twice as much." he says. . according to one' measure. compared with those who. Eating too much fat and cholesterol seems to hasten the onset of Alzheimer's. The drugs his doctor prescribed for dementia brought his total to 21. those with the lowest level's of the vitamin were more than twice as likely to have cognitiveimpairment <IS those whose levels were optimal. take a look at Reeves's ALZHEIMER'S CUT YOUR RISK OF DSEASE There's good news and bad about Alzheimer's disease.700 older adults found that those who ate plenty of vegetables slewed the decline of their mental abiuties by 40 percent.E)(ERCIS'E YOUR BRAJN. Lifelong hobbies such 'IS playing cards or doing crossword puzzles might also help protect against the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. M D. K£fP MOVIN'G. talk to your doctor. . each week scored significantly higher on memory tests after justsix months. MAKE TIME f10R FRIENDS. Ned offered to. Not that they were doing him much good. in human studies. Current medications only minimally delay progression of the disease" says Lon S. bur he was very fortunate in this respect: A longtime customer of his. at least in a recent mice study. The flip side: A 2006 study of more than 3.. even when their brains were damaged by the plaques and tangles of AI?. some researchers also recommend supplements. and depression. Twa recent studies found that people who had spent more years in school or had worked in merttally demanding jobs stayed sharper." Reeves doesn't sound like a particularly lucky guy. but because the process gets less efficient with age. "1 didn't feel right. In a study of middleaged and elderly adults with mild memory problems.Dr. insomnia.. researchers say. dementia. being obese in midi ife raises the risk of 'later memory problems. Your skin makes vitamin D when it's exposed to. was a certified geriatric pharmacist . What matters most: SKIP THE CH1PS. which affects more than five million Americans. TAKE A WALK IN THE SUN. sunlight. those who started walking several times. Schneider.anxiety.000 people last year suggests that vitamin D-the' "sunshine vltamin"- cou Id help keep your brain sharp. who directs the Alzheimer's Disease Research and Clinical Center of California at USc.

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