Page 1



The LEGION HALL 237 N.3rd St. 610-375-9202

SUPERBOWL PARTY Sunday Feb:6th $5 includes food Happy Hour Specials

New Study: African Americans & Hispanics More Likely Than Any Other Race To Develop Alzheimer's Disease African Americans and Hispanics are at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, but most shocking is the fact that blacks are more likely than any other race to develop the degenerative disease, according to a new study released by the .Alzheimer’s Association Older African Americans are nearly twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's than whites, and Hispanics are about 1.5 times more likely than whites to develop the disease, results show. While it is unclear why the disease takes such a devastating toll on minorities, the report says conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes-both of which are known risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and dementia-are more common in older blacks and Hispanics than in whites and probably contribute to the prevalence among the groups. "Likewise, lower levels of education and other socio-economic characteristics that are associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are more common in older African Americans and Hispanics than in older whites,'' the report says. Further, minorities are unlikely to know they have the disease and fail to receive early treatment. Medication can be more helpful during the early phases of Alzheimer's and dementia when patients are more capable of making decisions and plans, according to a CNN news report In some cases, treatment isn't sought because family members choose to ignore symptoms out of respect, the article says. In low-income households, some families can't help but to ignore signs because they cannot afford to pay for around-the-clock care, unlike most middle-to-upper-class families that have health care beyond Medicaid. An estimated 11 million Americans provide 12.5 billion hours of unpaid care for loved ones. The key for minorities is early intervention, which requires access health care for treatment of the disease. Below, the Alzheimer's Association lists :10 signs of the disease 1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or at leisure 4. Confusion with time or place 5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships 6. New problems with words in speaking or writing 7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps 8. Decreased or poor judgment 9. Withdrawal from work or social activities 10. Changes in mood or personality

315 n 3rd street Reading Pa 19601. Fully equipped body shop. Free estimates.fully Guaranteed on all paint work. We work with all major insurance companies to make sure your vehicle is repaired the right way. Quality comes first with our 30 plus years of experience. Custom paint, collision and frame repairs. Bus.Monday –Friday 8:00 am5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

484-332-9106 contact Ben or Renato.



Rockland Plaza Next to Giant Bringing VIP Service Closer to You

610-685-5550 Afro/Latino

Sharp Dressed Man is having an End of Year Sale on entire stock

Name your own Price! All Reasonable Offers Accepted! Now Until January 31st!

Love Analytix:The New Year's Resolutions You Should've Made 'Love Analytix,' a column all about approaching love with logic over emotion, reviewed the past year and saw there were a lot of lessons about love and relationships to embrace and learn. Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new year, people aren't just making, but breaking New Year's resolutions. So, including a few resolutions that help deal with love and relationships may not be a bad idea. Considering everyone is all about self improvement early in the year -- male or female, single or involved, searching or content -- these are the top 10 resolutions that we hope can turn into commitments regarding love in the New Year. 10. Stop Living In the Past Your ex-wife cheated seven years ago, or maybe that guy left you with a baby 16 years ago - don't let the past rob you of your present. It's time to change your perception and accept the situation so you can move forward. Living in the past will always cloud the promise of a brighter future. 9. Understand and Respect Differences Men and women are not the same, and never be. The things that makes us different are the same things that attract us to one another. So respect each other even when you don't understand each other. No one said love would be easy. 8. You Are What You Attract If you don't' understand why you date loser after loser, or gold digger after gold digger, stop all the blaming and realize you're giving off a certain energy to have those types flock to you. When you carry yourself in a way that shows what you won't accept, the type of person you really want will begin to come your way. 7. Take Your Time Finding love, falling in love, or maintaining love - all require patience. Don't rush love whether your searching for it, or if you feel you've already found it. Time was invented so everything doesn't happen all at once. 6. Forget About Potential Don't concern yourself with a person who likes to tell you what they are "about to do." Look for those who are truly doing something. Loving someone because you can potentially see them as your dream guy or girl, only makes you tolerate what you hope will change. Those very same things you "tolerated," will later be the things you possibly resent, but ultimately have to accept. 5. Learn How To Communicate Females have a tendency not to say what they mean, and the fellas usually don't say enough. Often, couples and daters have to learn how to fight through these barriers of communication in order to build a foundation that will last. If you want to be about it, you must talk about it. 4. Learn When To Let Go When things get bad and the pros no longer outweigh the cons, don't hold on. Especially if it's just because you don't want to be by yourself, or if you feel too much time has been invested. So what?! Holding onto someone that isn't for you is imprisoning yourself, and not giving you a chance to find the love you deserve. 3. Put In Work Nothing worth it comes easy, and relationships are no exception. The the things you do in the beginning of a relationship when it's sunshine and rainbows, has to be the same things you do to maintain it. If you are not willing to put in work to sustain a relationship, you will never have a fulfilling one. 2. Love Is Never Enough Tina Turner said it best, "What's love gotta to do with it?" Ultimately finding and being in love isn't just about love. Respect, trust, sacrifice, compromise, timing -- the list goes on. If you're in love, or you want love, remember love is an action word, not a feeling. 1. Love Yourself Whether you're in or out of a relationship, know you won't ever truly be able to love someone else until you learn how to love everything about yourself. Superficial happiness is found in someone else, real happiness is found within you.


Jacob A. Gurwitz

Criminal Trial Lawyer 535 Court Street Reading, Pa 19601 Phone:610-378-7000 Fax:610-378-1500 Www.FEENEYGURWITZ.COM

Errors on Your Credit Report: Is It Your Mistake or Someone Else's?

Luv Coach Q&A: Still Not Over My First Crush I've been obsessing -- honestly, for decades -- about my first crush from junior high school. It's quite embarrassing. I haven't told a soul, of course, but I find myself thinking about him many times a day. We still see each other -- with our spouses -- for a concert or a class reunion maybe once or twice a year. I just can't seem to let him go! The worst part of it all is that my husband's perfect. He's romantic, sweet, funny and a great dad. I'm crazy about him and I feel like I don't deserve such a terrific guy. I should be spending my time obsessing over Mr. Wonderful, not Mr. Habit. Could you help me get my thoughts back in line? -Margaret Love is an incredibly powerful force, and your first crush can leave a lasting impression because it is your first experience with infatuation. It feels amazing because the emotions are all encompassing and you are swept away in the dizzying effects of addictive love. You're not the first person, and you won't be the last to obsess and fantasize about your first crush, wondering 'what if?' The problem with this obsession is that it is rooted in infatuation and is just a fantasy. That experience was so many years ago, and those two people don't exist anymore. You have both grown up, matured, and changed, so the idea you have in your mind of who he is and what you could have had is just an emotional memory.

The best way to get over this is to face the hard truths. What you have with your husband is love, and what you have in your mind with your first crush is infatuation. Separate them into two different categories and label them as so. The question you should be addressing is why you feel the need to escape to fantasy land so often. Fantasizing can be healthy, and fun, but if you find that it's getting in the way of developing or connecting with your real love, then there is a deeper problem at play. It seems that even though your husband is an amazing guy, you are running away to fantasize in your mind, which means your reality may be missing something. Maybe you don't spend enough time reconnecting with each other, and your need to be swept off your feet isn't being fulfilled. Instead of retreating to fantasy land, take a look at your relationship and work out how you and your husband can inject a little fantasy into your lives. Add a weekly date night just for the two of you, and make sure to end it in the sheets. Plan a weekend away -- without the kids -- to rekindle the flames of passion. It's easy for love to get lost in the day-to-day shuffle of kids, bills, work, stress and routine. Take the time to inject some fantasy into your reality, so you fill your day dreams with real love.

Rebecca Brody


Afro/Latino Magazine as a part of the community we are obligated to inform, encourage, motivate, empower and educate our citizens on the facts and de de--myth any and all misleading, negative, untrue and fraudulent information floating in our neighborhoods that are meant to disenfranchise our people..

NO PART OF AFRO/LATINO Magazine may be reproduced without the express written permission from the Publisher. AFRO/LATINO Magazine is a Registered Trade Mark. Thank you. Earl Lucas

Afro/Latino Issue 162  

Afro/Latino Issue 162

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you