As promised, my first donation from the sale of my books went to The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation in the name of my Mom. The Foundation is doing a great job finding a cure, using a healthy diet and exercise, testing beneficial ingredients, discovering the brain functions and its abnormalities, improving a healthy lifestyle, and conducting research all around the world.
Dementia is a cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of Dementia. It is a progressive and degenerative disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. There is no cure for this except a healthy diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle. On Dec. 6, 2017 I sent an email to Dr. Yuko Hara, Director, The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, about one of my friends who told me that her husband is an Italian his father had Alzheimer’s Disease and his mother had Dementia. Here is her response:
“As for the chances of a husband and wife to both have Alzheimer’s, the risk doubles every 5 years after the age of 65, so the older the married couple, the more likely they may both have or develop dementia. Also, lifestyle factors/choices influence one’s risk and if the married couple have similar lifestyles (poor diet, lack of exercise, etc.) then they may both have increase risks.”
“When an old man dies, a library burns down.” – African proverb.
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, June, 2018
You don’t need money, just a little time to give mental support and be kind to all. Check on the elderly, bring their Newspaper to their door in bad weather, say hello to your neighbors when you see them, wish them happy holidays and birthdays etc. Call your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles; talk to them to make sure they are not lonely, thank the soldiers when you see them for keeping us safe; thank priests, police officers, teachers, postal workers, newspaper persons, trash collectors for their services. Write notes to a lonely and unknown person and make his or her day. These acts of kindness have a trickle-down effect.