[ExI] Life extension - but what about Alzheimer's?
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 19:01:39 UTC 2019
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. adrian
It is a myth that neurons die every day starting when we are young. And
it's a myth that we grow no new ones. That said, there is no substitution
for 'use it or lose it'. Of course our bodies get fragile - knees and
hips, etc. so it's harder to stay fit, but there is no impediment to
learning. It just has to active learning, not watching TV/videos. I am
not 100% mentally - not as quick, mostly. I read an read because I enjoy
it, but I do hope it's making my brain work and work. bill w
On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 12:22 PM Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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