Chances are, you know someone who has dementia. Whether its your grandparents or even your parents, Dementia is a collection of mental disorder symptoms, almost 100 different types. According to Affinity Training, Alzheimer’s accounts for 62% of all Dementia cases and its much more common than you might think:
- About 800,000 people in the UK have Dementia though many are not diagnosed
- one in three people over the age of 65 will develop Dementia in their lifetime
- There are more than 400,000 people living care homes in UK
- Dementia affects 80% of home care cases
- By 2021, Dementia cases is estimated to rise to 950,000
Read on in the infographic below for more information about Dementia.
Most people have a hobby of some sort whether it be gardening, collecting or running. But not many hobbies have seen technological advances like the radio controlled model industry. According to Sinotech, the gas powered motor has been the norm for many years, powering radio controlled cars, helicopters, trains, or airplanes. However, new advances in the brushless DC motor doesn’t give much room for the old oil powered motors. The new electric powered motors are 70-90% efficient and can power models of almost any scale, while the brushed motors are only 50% efficient. Able to fly in noise restricted areas, the new models are much quieter and able to fly or drive much longer with less mess than their oil powered equivalents.
So how big is the model hobby industry? In 2012, the industry reached $1.31 billion in sales and grew 8.6% from 2006-2009 in spite of an economic downturn. Read on for more information in the infographic below.
While the differences between organic foods and conventionally grown foods may not seem big, there can be some noticeable ecological and visual differences between the two. The biggest differences would be the use of pesticides and other types of chemicals in conventionally grown food, which is not allowed in order for a food to be considered organic. Because of this, particular foods (especially those where the skin is eaten or there is no skin) are much better off when eaten organically. Both types must still be washed thoroughly before being eaten, but the types of substances that are being rinsed off are quite different. Although organic may seem more expensive, it is still cost-effective to eat organically. This includes shopping at the local farmer’s market, which has another ecological benefit because the food does not have to travel long distances in trucks.
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Realizing that you have an addiction is only the first step towards recovery. While many will try, 9 out of 10 addicts will not have long-term success without help from a professional addiction treatment facility. Choosing to go to rehab is an important decision because it’s time-consuming and can be very expensive. Because of this, finding the right rehab for your needs is impertinent towards a long sober life. Learn about the steps of finding the right rehab facility for your needs.
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Looking to shed some pounds? Lots of folks are, but it can be hard to figure out the best way to lose that weight. Fortunately Quick Quid has put together an infographic that looks at how many calories are lost doing different activities as well as some nutritional facts about common foods. If you have 10 minutes you can dedicate to exercise, the activities below will help you to burn the most calories (calories indicated below):
- Kettle bell training – 200
- Running – 160
- Swimming – 111
- Jogging – 110
- Cycling – 99
- Walking – 44
In addition to exercising, you should be conscious of what you’re eating. The infographic points out the following foods are very high in calories (below are calories per 100g).
- Animal Fat – 902
- Vegetable Oil – 884
- Nuts & Seeds – 719
- Salad Dressing – 631
- Peanut Butter – 588
- Milk Chocolate – 560
- Dark Chocolate – 501
- Cheese – 466
- Fried Chicken – 463
- Hot Dogs – 462
To learn more about how to burn calories, check out the infographic below.
As more and more of us work in front of a computer screen, a bigger portion of the population is beginning to deal with ‘digital eye strain’, also referred to as ‘computer eye strain’. What is this eye strain I mention? According to this infographic by Get Lenses, eye strain is caused by over use of digital devices and the eyes having to constantly refocus and reposition in order to process information including text and graphics. Further, anyone who is in front of a digital screen is at risk, this means, tv’s, computers, and phones can all contribute to digital eye strain. According to the infographic, symptoms include redness or irritation of the eyes, blurred vision dry eyes, general fatigue, back pain, neck pain, and headaches. To find out how to prevent digital eye strain, read the infographic below.
You might have heard of PTSD (or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), but may not be exactly sure of what it is. PTSD is an anxiety disorder; it is triggered by psychologically traumatic experiences. It can be caused by many different experiences and can manifest itself in different ways such as negative feelings, fear, and depression. Still a mouthful right? Don’t worry, thins infographic from BDJ Injury Lawyers about PTSD statistics explains it very well and has a lot of interesting statistics and information. While PTSD was once thought to only afflict those in the military, this infographic suggests that PTSD is a much more widespread disorder, effecting pregnant women, adolescents, and personal injuries. Read the infographic below to get the full scoop.
We all want a good night’s rest, but it’s easier for some of us than others. Approximately 25% of Americans occasionally have sleeping problems and another 10% have chronic sleeping problems. This infographic from SleepAidPill.com reports that as you get older, the problem gets worse – 50% of people over 60 tend to have sleeping problems. Further proof of the size of this problem is that, according to this infographic, lack of sleep and insomnia cost approximately $150 billion a year in lost productivity. That’s a lot of lost work. Despite the size of this problem, only $230 million is spent on sleeping focused research each year. There are many implications of a lack of sleep including:
- Inability to concentrate
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Reduced energy levels
- Posture changes
Keep reading to find out more interesting facts about sleeping problems.
You’ve heard the saying “skin deep” before to imply something isn’t very complex, well turns out the skin is pretty complex. A lot more than we give it credit for. Beauty Flash has created this infographic all about skin facts. While you might know that the skin is the body’s largest organ, did you know that if you stretched out the average skin that it would be 2 square meters? Or that skin accounts for about 15% of your body weight? Didn’t think so. This infographic contains a ton more fun facts like:
- Over 500% of the dust in your house is dead skin
- Your skin renews itself every 28 days (you’re like a snake!)
- Every minute your skin sheds 30,000 dead cells
We’ll leave you with one more fact before we let you read the infographic: Did you know that seat is odorless? What gives it that smell is bacteria! Fascinating, read the rest of the infographic.
Almost anytime you drive, you’ll see cars speeding past (unless that’s you). It’s easy to understand wanting (or needing) to get somewhere quickly but what we often forget to think about are the dangers associated with driving faster. Speeding occurs in 33% of all fatal crashes and is cited as the third leading contributing factor in all traffic crashes – following distracted driving (1st) and impaired driving (2nd). Want to educate yourself more on the inherent dangers in speeding, then check out the infographic below from Chucker & Reibach.