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Longevity

Do you want to Live Longer?

I have written previously on the philosophy of longevity, but here I write about the practical and necessary steps to follow for a longer life. These steps require that you take a degree of self responsibility and decide for yourself how your life is going to play out rather than let it be shaped by others. If you are able to become responsible for yourself and determine your own actions, you will in fact be the boss of your own life with some control as to the how and when of ending.

All living things in this existence must come to an end and for some humans they barely

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Fast Track to Dementia

The drug links

Opinion vary as always, but dementia is thought to be caused by gradual changes and damage in the brain is caused by a build-up of abnormal (amyloid beta) proteins in the brain which leads to a decline in a person’s mental, and sometimes physical abilities.

Much of the research on Alzheimer’s disease has focused on the amyloid beta protein which clumps together into sticky fibrils that form deposits in the brains of people with the disease. Australian researchers have come up with a sound frequency treatment that breaks up these plaques and is giving new hope to some dementia sufferers. However there is still no outcome of research into the cause.

Another avenue is that older people

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Mum's Suspicions

Humour

A Mum visits her son for dinner who lives with a girl roommate.

During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty his roommate was. She had long been suspicious of a relationship between the two, and this had only made her more curious.

Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between him and his roommate than met the eye.

Reading his mom’s thoughts, his son volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, we are just roommates.”

About a week later, his roommate came to him saying, “Ever since your mother came to dinner, I’ve been

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Age and Time

A journey through life

Can we stay forever young?

For most people, ageing is simply a biological process and it affects all things, not just the living and humans, yet even the universe we reside in changes or ages over time.

As we age through childhood and adolescence we become stronger and are more inclined to celebrate life and have a sense of timelessness. As we age through mid life, our awareness shifts as we settle to build a home and raise families, time becomes more important. When this is done we begin to notice time moving faster and eventually we slow down and our bodies lose their strength before death takes us, facts that many try to avoid.

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Price of Life

What’s The Right Thing To Do?

Thanks to modern medical technology we are enabling people to live longer yet many of those lives are compromised and the people whose lives have been prolonged require continual social and medical support.

This raises questions like how long should we keep people alive? In some countries voluntary euthanasia has been legalised giving people who still have their mental faculties intact can choose to move on yet all around the world there are a great many people being kept alive even though they have very little cognizance of life and that maintenance of their lives is more to do with the emotional attachments of family members.

Michael Sandel in the video below raises this

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Winter Cold Bites

In the EU and US

During the 1990s life expectancy continued to improve, influenza vaccinations became popular and even mandatory for some. But in recent years these vaccinations have been less effective and when combined with the decline in the economy of many northern countries, the wintertime death rates of the elderly are soaring.

According to figures released by Winter Cold Bites

Ageing

Why Do We Age?

The fountain of youth is a metaphor that alludes to our immortality that has been used over and over in our literature. In our youth we feel indestructible from indulging in physicality, yet deep down we have an innate affinity with the idea of the immortality of our bodies. There are legends of people living hundreds and even thousands of years, but without proof, these remain legends. There-are however many people in the present day who’s lives have well exceeded one hundred years who give hope and inspiration.

In our contemporary setting, this longing for immortality is confined mostly to the physical body and yet the ability to slow the ageing process is

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What an offer

Humour

Yesterday morning I bought two six packs of beer on sale at the Liquor Store in Rhyde.

I placed them on the front passenger seat of the ute and headed back home.

On the way I stopped at the service station where a drop-dead gorgeous, almost blonde was filling up her car at the next pump.

It was very warm and she was wearing tight shorts and a light top which didn’t leave much to the imagination.

When she’d filled up and went to pay, she glanced into my ute and saw the beer, then she bent over and knocked on my passenger window.

With her breasts almost falling out of her skimpy top she said, in a sexy

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Service

Humour

One day, a young man entered a general store, and asked the beautiful, mini-skirted young woman for a loaf of self-raising bread, which was located on the very top shelf.

The woman climbed up a ladder, reached for the bread, and provided the man with an excellent view of her firm cheeks.

It wasn’t long before dozens of young men were going into the store and asking for self-raising bread. After a while, she became tired and irritated.

She stood at the top of the ladder, and said to an elderly man stood amoungst the throng, “Is yours self-raising too?”

The feeble old man croaked, “No, unfortunately, I need a little manual help!”

Fathering at 80 yo

An 80 year old man is having his annual checkup. The doctor asks him how he’s feeling “I’ve never been better!” he replies. “I’ve got an eighteen year old bride who’s pregnant with my child! What do you think about that?”

The doctor considers this for a moment, then says, “Well, let me tell you a story.

I know a guy who’s an avid hunter. He never misses a season. But one day he’s in a bit of a hurry and he accidentally grabs his umbrella instead of his gun. So he’s walking in the woods near a creek and suddenly spots a beaver in some brush in front of him! He raises up his umbrella, points it at the

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