[ExI] Life extension - but what about Alzheimer's?

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 18:18:19 UTC 2019

On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 9:32 AM BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is a lot that has to be developed at the same time as
> anti-ageing treatments.
> Disease cures, for example.
> If the body lives longer then medical maintenance costs may have to
> increase significantly.

The best "cure" for Alzheimer's is to stay mentally active, even into
one's elder years.  This is something that many people are unwilling
to contemplate - they want to just be idle and cared for.  But the
body is designed to be used; going totally idle for months or years
(possibly even weeks) means you're no longer contributing, and your
body starts shutting down.

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