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February 2,2011 % ,ErINC KOR00R 760-233-1940 Tips To Help Keep Your Pets Warm And Safe (NAPSA)-Thecold-weather months aren't just hard on humans. Pets can also be affected by the chilly temperatures. Keeping pets safe and happy when it's cold is a major concern for all pet owners. Marc Morrone, renowned pet expert and host of Hallmark Channel's "Petkeeping with Marc Morrone" (airs weekdays at noon), is a modern-day Dr. Dolittle and Martha Stewart's go-to guy in the world of four-legged and winged beasts, from dogs to cats and rabbits to parrots. On his show, Marc reveals what viewers need to know about caring for their pets, and below are Marc's top tips for winter pet care: When fitting dogs with boots and sweaters, make sure to practice inside your home first. If your pets aren't comfortable walking around the house in their gear, they will not be comfortable in the outdoors. Don't forget about the wild animals in the winter. Placing a bird feeder outside your window can mean the difference between life and death for a little songbird. Keep antifreeze out of reach of pets. It is extremely toxic. Marc cannot stress that enough. If you live in an apartment building or co-op, petition the board to only use pet-safe deicer on the sidewalks and courtyard walkways throughout the winter. If you own a reptile, keep extra heat lamps on hand during the winter months in case one blows out during a holiday or snowstorm and you can't get out to replace the bulb. continued on page 13 The Julian News 7 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial Worried About Alzheimer's? by Sally and James Colbert, Ph.D. The December 10th, 2010 issue of the Julian News ran a short story on "Aging America" pointing out the number of Americans over the age of 65 has doubled since the year 2000. The story underscored the high interest in aging listing a government resource (www. - a site rich in information. You will find the first line on their dropdown box is Alzheimer's Disease. We will show there is reason to be "worried" about Alzheimer's (particularly with finances). "Senior moments" - periodic forgetfulness -- are normal to the aging cycle. Forgetting names, some dates, and appointments from time to time happens to all. It is the frequency and when this truly affects your life there could be concern. Alzheimer's starts with noticeable memory deficits and, with time, affects other parts of the brain as well. As "average length of life" is extended, and no significant treatment intervention for Alzheimer's Disease is available, the statistics are startling. For those 85 and above, it is estimated that 50% have an Alzheimer's diagnosis. The number of people with the disease doubles every five years beyond age 65. The "average" life expectancy, from time of diagnosis to time of death, is eight years. Alzheimer's Disease has no favorites. Some of the famous reported to be affected include Barry Goldwater (reported to have remade the Republican party - died at 89 with early stage of Alzheimer's), Winston Churchill (left the world at age 90 with symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's), Charlton Heston (publicly disclosed his Alzheimer's diagnosis - died age 84}, Rita Hayworth (diagnostic confusion between alcoholism and Alzheimer's - only 68 when she died), Charles Bronson, (died in early stages - age 82) Perry Como (reported to host a radio show last two years of life with AIzheimer's - died age 88), and Ronald Reagan (most know of the Alzheimer's diagnosis for the "Great Communicator"). All classes are well represented. All of the above is balanced by the outstanding contributions many older persons continue to make late in life. Consider President Jimmy Carter who s6es his greatest accomplishment to be his help in eradicating the Guinea worm - no longer on earth. This is the horrible disease where worms of great length live in the human body. It is the symbol used in medicine - the aesculapian staff with a serpent wrapped - that serpent is a guinea worm. Jack LaLanne, the great athlete, is still found in the news at age 96. It is reported he spends 1 hours in the weight room and half an hour swimming or walking. His two simple rules of nutrition are: "if man made it, don't eat it", and "if it tastes good, spit it out." Many consider Clint Eastwood is doing some of his best work at age 80. Warren Buffett, at age 77, is still making billions and, of great importance, is helping the world in charitable contributions. President George W. Bush, celebrated his 80th birthday with a parachute jump. There is, as well, mounting evidence that while there may be a slowing of activity, there is greater evenness of judgment. There may have been wisdom in the tradition for the elders of the tribe to make decisions for the community. Some recent science is backing this up. In "Mail Online" (Dec. 30, 2010)it is reported "...unlike the young, the elderly's brains are not ruled by the chemicals that fuel emotion and impulse. So their slower responses really are more thoughtful and 'wiser.'" None of us really know exactly what is "beyond the next hill" as we age. Some are visited by Alzheimer's at age 40 - but most after age 80. On the other hand, I have a friend working with me (built an awning during last year's snow storm) at age 62 who delights in his diet of fast food hamburgers plus ice cream and donuts. His mother, on the same diet, is 96. Interestingly, Jack LaLanne, who is age 96 with his rigorous exercise and diet programs, had a brother, not necessarily a convert, who died at age 97. If you really are worried about Alzheimer's Disease, get evaluated through your physician and associated memory testing. Early diagnosis is recommended to possibly slow its progression and allow for planning. There are medications which can act to reduce the symptoms - particularly in the early stages. There are also some computer based programs which show promise. Posit Science Corporation is reported to be showing positive preliminary results in their neuroplasticity (brain's capacity to create new neural pathways and connections) research. HeartMath LLC, has an effective program of reducing stress. It is highly recognized that stress has a deleterious effect on memory. It is the author's opinion, that all of us past the age of 65 should be doing memory and stress reduction programs anyway. Valentines Kids Kraft At The Library Miss Patty invites all of you to come to the Julian Branch Library on Thursday, Feb 3, at 2:30 PM to make silly, sweet, manly, or romantic valentine cards as part of the monthly Kids Kraft program. This craft targets school aged children and all supplies will be provided. Come show us your artistic skills or let us help you create some cards for someone special. js 14 _m. n 4 h MultfPurpose , 5 SILENT AUCTION-5:3OPM L00AUCTION-00PM 2011 ution items typi00lly include Hotel/IBLesort Stays, Herh00ndise, 00Lrtwork, Gift Certifi00tes Funds rised from he uion re used toward the Senior Class  nd o suppor end-of-3rer iiies. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JULIAN HIGH SCHOOL: Mrs Garnette Welch (760) 765-0606 Ext. 208 P.O. Box 417, Julian, CA 92036 Complete Gas Serwce Since 1947 Over 60 years serving the community we live in. Commercial e e Residential e Payment Options 24 Hour Emergency Service  L,,, jGCheck. FA oor, A. 765 0130 760 " ...... Ben Sulser, District Manager ......... i