Gum Disease – Alzheimer’s Link & Other News of Note

New Evidence Supports Link Between Gum Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease (PhysOrg) NYU dental researchers have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer’s disease in healthy individuals as well as in those who already are cognitively impaired. * * * “The research suggests that …

Cool to Be Kind, OK to Be Sad

Yet a lot of people seem to think otherwise. Kindness is considered lame. Sadness? Unnecessary. But why should they be – especially when both in fact do play important roles in our humanity, and in our mental health? Two recent articles – the first, a book excerpt that ran in the Guardian; the second, an …