Bristol, Connecticut is just two hours from Boston and New York and just an hour from the shoreline. It’s a place where you will find a hidden New England treasure abundant with attractions, special events, and colorful history to enjoy. From the natural beauty of picturesque hills and fall foliage, to the high tech satellite dishes of ESPN, Bristol is “City sized” with a small town vibe, offering wonderful memories no matter your pace. So whether you’re vacationing, passing through, or staying a little longer, Bristol will fill the perfect place in your heart.
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
DID YOU KNOW?
Age is the top known risk factor for Alzheimer’s, and that risk increases greatly after age 65. Nearly 50 percent of veterans are age 65 or older and are therefore at heightened risk for Alzheimer’s, compared to just 15 percent of the general population. In addition, studies show that older veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to develop dementia. Twenty-two percent of all combat wounds in Afghanistan and Iraq were brain injuries, nearly double the rate seen during Vietnam – increasing these younger veterans’ lifetime Alzheimer’s risk.
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