Another reason to stress: Stress itself may lead to dementia
The study followed 800 women for 38 years and found that those who reported being stressed during middle age (i.e., the NORMAL people) were 21% more likely to develop Alzheimers as they got older.
Listen, folks, stress is synonymous with middle age. Think about it: teenagers, wrinkles, menopause...the list goes on. And now I'm being told that it's all an express ticket to the Alzheimer's rodeo? Gee, I can hardly wait.
I am trying hard not to dwell on the budget impasse/Obamacare/debt ceiling imbroglio, but please - if you happen to be a Congressperson who believes that the threat of a government shutdown is a legitimate budget negotiating tactic, then don't suddenly be shocked - SHOCKED - when certain gov't services are not being provided during the shutdown that you yourself have rashly precipitated. Or, better yet, come back to the bargaining table to discuss the BUDGET, not a healthcare law that has already been passed by Congress and declared constitutional by the Supreme Court.
Also, please don't keep raking in your paychecks while you are depriving the federal workforce of theirs. It makes you look like the hypocrites that you are. Not to mention that you are increasing my risk of Alzheimers by stressing me out with your talk about how you NEED your paycheck to pay your mortgage, unlike the rest of America, I guess.
I need to cheer up. Maybe I'll go watch Season 1, Episode 2 of ALF again. The jigsaw puzzle joke gets me every time.