Drlee wrote:People often guess my age as younger than my years by about a decade or sometimes more.
I have the same experience. Usually pumps my ego up for the rest of the day.
Drlee wrote:Everyone says exercise and I agree with that. In addition to cardio I think moderate weight training is important too. Most geezers can't lift shit so it really slows them down.
I recently injured my L4 and went to 4 doctors and a chiropractor. No Offense but it was the chiropractor who impressed me most. She was super smart and made the comment after I told her that I had been running, sprinting or jogging for 60 years that, "That's likely what's been holding you together." And …. a few years ago I incorporated 15 lb weights into my daily workout so that I could, simply, carry things. A big help.
Drlee wrote:Controlling weight is a moderate deal too.
If I gain one pound I get pissed off.
Drlee wrote:Controlling blood pressure is HUGE. Much dementia is caused by a series of mini-strokes.
Always have had good BP and a pulse around 47. Three years ago I started having complex partial seizures. (presently under control with briviact). Initially it was like a bomb went off in my head and wiped out much memory. I had great fear of dementia but after watching closely for 3 years this does not seem the case. For one thing, if someone ques me in about a "lost" memory, it comes back. It is my understanding that with dementia, nothing comes back.
Drlee wrote: Be around young people
I need to do this more but I have said that young people may look at old people but they do not see them. You are lucky. Interacting with them is part of your job.
Drlee wrote:avoid fellow geezers who discuss this shit too
I live in Maine and Florida. The Florida part forces me to be around geezers. Topic #1? Pills, pains and poop. It is terrible.
OK Drlee, if you have got this far you may now bill Medicare $800
. Thank you for your thoughts.