The gaps after a drunkenness are not by oblivion but by the impossibility of generating memories

first_imgDrinking alcohol and not remembering anything when the hangover takes control, or even without a hangover, is one of the most typical symptoms of a binge. Another, less common, is the loss of knowledge due to excessive blood levels of alcohol. But how do they affect our body? Showcase of alcoholic beverages. Image: Reuters Beyond the headache that excesses can lead to with alcohol, neurobiological and psychic consequences must be taken into account. The study ‘Alcoholism; Clinical & Experimental Research ‘(‘ Alcoholism: clinical and experimental research ‘) explains what happens when a person fades after an important intake of this drink – the amount varies depending on the biology of each person. Alcohol directly affects the hippocampus, which is the area of ​​the brain in which memories are generated. Therefore, researchers at the Alcoholism Research Society have discovered that the ‘gaps’ that can occur after a person gets drunk are not due to forgetfulness but to the brain’s inability to generate memories over a period of time. that alcohol intake was already excessive. “Technically, a drunk individual may lose or not lose consciousness for a short time, but the truth is that memories of events are not formed for long periods of time during drunkenness,” says Ausim Azizi, one of the scientists involved in the study also collected in Very interesting.But the loss of consciousness can lead to more serious problems for people, which involve physical conditions – if drunkenness causes us to fall and damage a bone, for example – and mental – psychological damage that can eventually end up in psychological problems.last_img read more

A Rosie By Any Other Name

first_imgby, Martin Bayne, ChangingAging ContributorTweet7Share53Share3Email63 SharesLast night I was reminded about how much can go RIGHT with caregiving.Today marks the one-week anniversary of my stay at the Phoebe Ministries Skilled Nursing Facility for rehabilitation, following a bout of pneumonia.Last night, my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Rosie, introduced herself and prepared to transfer me from my wheelchair into my bed and begin my PM Care . . .a unique opportunity to communicate with another human being as they wash your testicles.We pay our CNAs a buck above minimum wage and expect them to fill the roles of friend, caregiver, transportation assistant, nurse, and psychiatrist. And we’re disappointed when they fall short.  More often than not they are women of color, and in my experience, not unfamiliar with their own challenges.Rosie has been a CNA for 11 years, the same stretch of time I’ve lived as a resident in assisted living facilities; yet she appears to have escaped the trauma of ambient despair — the desperate melancholy that follows a population steeped in depression, disability, dementia and death. She is a daily example of the power of kindness. (see; a poster child for turning the stream of compassion within.In this world of ISIS, Ebola, and NFL superstars who beat their wives,  there is Rosie — clear, cool water in a desert of antipathy and cruelty.Related PostsTweet7Share53Share3Email63 SharesTags: Ambient Despair CNA Martin Baynelast_img read more