Last night we watched a program in which Angela Rippon investigated whether she had inherited the genes responsible for Alzheimers, as her mother, and possibly her father had suffered from it. Luckily she appeared not to have inherited it to her great relief.
It seems possible that by the age of 85 one in 5 of the population could have signs of dementia. It seems to take 15 years from onset to develop. Plaque develops in the brain, a sticky substance which smothers and kills healthy cells. Usually this develops in old age. However a doctor discovered in some of her older patients although scans revealed plaque, some were unaffected and showed no symptoms. There is much to be discovered about the disease.
Usually Alzheimers affects the elderly but there is a type which affects 30 year olds. A great deal of research is being carried out especially with this younger group. This group may reveal the secrets to finding delaying drugs, or cures.
It is thought there are things we can all do to ward off dementia. Besides the obvious suggestion of living a healthy lifestyle, it has been discovered, sleep is possibly very important as when we sleep soundly for regular long periods the accumulated plaque is washed away with a chemical in the spinal fluid.
Exercise is considered important as is keeping the brain stimulated. Learning a language is considered highly effective also learning new things. It would appear dancing might help too, regular stimulation seems to be important and reading writing and arithmetic could also be helpful. Talking to my mother well into her 90’s she has decided to write here shopping list in french, play Cribbage and she already completes anagrams daily in order to stimulate her brain. Perhaps we should take a leaf out of her book!
On this note I will press on with learning Spanish, which had come to a standstill! I have also been learning all the techniques of internet marketing over the last few years, there is always something new to learn so hopefully it will keep my brain stimulated; that seems a bit lightweight after my mothers resolve!
So baby boomers and retirees, consider how you can step up your learning skills, prevention is better than cure, plus at present there isn’t a cure!
For those contemplating setting up an online business, I can highly recommend it. It is truly satisfying seeing what you can achieve. Extra cash is always useful, and you build your business in the comfort of your own home. In fact you can work anywhere with your laptop.
If you are looking for a simple inexpensive starting point affiliate marketing with the guidance of a coach is the simplest way to begin. Products are provided by your coach and mentor, plus professionally written sales pages that bring repeat business, and training to market the products. You will work to a laid out method that has been successful for others before you, and you can start earning whist you are learning. If you attempt to set up all on your own there is so much to learn before you can begin earning.
So whatever you choose to learn, I wish you success in you venture, and good health.