Eating on the job
If you work, you likely spend about 60 per cent
of your waking hours and eat at least one meal
on the job.
As part of Nutrition Month in March, Alberta
Health Services’ dietitians offer these tips to
help you shift to healthy eating at work.
Fuel your workday
such as a wrap or sandwich paired with
take home for a meal later.
Rethink your drink
Add zing to water with lemon slices or
drinks, hot chocolate or slushy drinks.
Survive the mid-shift slump
meals and breaks.
For more healthy eating tips, visit
Ironing out a dementia diagnosis
Our brains develop over time. They also age
and degenerate. They can do this in normal
ways or in ways that may mean the onset
of a disease, such as dementia. Alberta
Innovates – Health Solutions researcher Dr.
Richard Frayne is working on a new way to
diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other forms
“Iron collects in the brain as it ages
normally,” Frayne says. But abnormal iron
buildup can also mean something else is going
on. Working with Dr. Eric E. Smith, Frayne uses
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure
iron in people’s brains. It is a non-invasive way
to look for disease and measure its progress.
It may also help predict dementia before
patients show symptoms. Frayne and Smith
are professors at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute,
University of Calgary, and members of the
Seaman Family MR Research Centre.
— Janet Harvey
Due to an editing error, the photo credit on page 41 of the Winter 2015 issue was incorrect;
the correct credit is Sarah Vaughan.