[ExI] Life extension - but what about Alzheimer's?
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 22:37:01 UTC 2019
you can do the equivalent of counselling (costing
a few hundred, maybe a few thousands, of dollars per person) and get
them active with the activities and resources already available.
I totally agree. Just one thing: there is and always has been a stigma
attached to any sort of counseling, therapy and the like. People associate
it with mental illness, which is not surprising.
One good thing: there is now and has been for a decade or so, a big push in
psychology, called positive psychology, to attend to making people better -
people with no mental problems but maybe aren't enjoying life very much -
the very people you are talking about. It will take a long time in my
estimation, for this to catch on, but look at phenomena like life coaches.
They are doing somewhat the same thing - helping average people live a more
fulfilling life - without any hint of any kind of disorder however mild.
Best done in groups, I think. Like Weight Watchers - a good track record
for people who have trouble doing it by themselves.
On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 4:08 PM Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 12:34 PM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> > I have the notion that if we can get good enough immersive reality
> > and virtual reality software, we can keep older peoples' minds active and
> > functional longer.
> The challenge is not the software. The challenge is getting people
> who need to stay mentally active, to start and keep doing mentally
> active things. A lot of people have a learned distaste for
> intellectual work. With these people, you could spend billions of
> dollars making AR software and it would be utterly, completely,
> entirely wasted - or you can do the equivalent of counselling (costing
> a few hundred, maybe a few thousands, of dollars per person) and get
> them active with the activities and resources already available.
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