Click on the video above for Part 1 of my 3 Part podcast on healthy ageing (aging) and the brain diseases of dementia and Alzheimer's which is taking the world by storm. Below is a partial transcript of the podcast. For my Healthy Ageing Membership special scroll to the bottom of this article. Lots of love, V.
Did you know you could be at higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s because of the country you are living in? Are you middle aged? Then these facts about healthy aging (ageing) could help you. And if you are a young adult living in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Australia, how protected are you against these brain diseases, and the slew of other ailments rampant in your nation?
Whatever your age, you may want to rethink your answers depending on what you want your future to look like.
Right now, what do you feel is important to you? Why do you work as hard as you do? What is your reason for living? Is it your family? Is it your work? What really motivates you each day?
Would the life you are living be affected if your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing is disrupted? Would the life you are dreaming of be affected if the wellness of your loved one is threatened?
If you answered yes to either of these two questions, and you want to truly protect yourself and the ones you love against the deadly brain disease that is slowly destroying the lives of men and women at even younger ages, in countries you thought you were safe in, then read on.
With the world population well over 7 billion, the average age of people in many countries is increasing, except for India where there are more people under ages 26. Nations once heavily populated with young adults, now find their scales tipping toward an older population.
Approximately 26% of Japan’s people are over the age of 65.
Germany and Italy 21% are over the age of 65
France 18% are over the age of 65
UK 17% are over the age of 65
Canada 17% are over the age of 65
USA 14% are over the age of 65.
Global aging is becoming the norm in the developed nations.
Globally, the aging population is now recorded at 617 million, and is predicted to be 2.5 billion in 2050.
2050 seems like a long way ahead. How old would you be in then? Fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety?
Do you live in a country that has an aging population?
A world with wise, and experienced seniors and elders could be the bearer of hope, in a time when violence, hatred, and crime is getting out of hand, and so many youngsters lack emotional support. If the goodwill of elders is harnessed well, it could restore compassion and peace within communities and nations.
Aged mentors, like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama have been reputed to inspire millions with hope, even after they have passed on.
Did you know that in ancient cultures, elders were respected and bestowed with esteemed statuses? In those cultures, self esteem and compassion were high, and crime and abuse within the communities were low?
Even today, in families where elders are revered and are an integral part of the family system, grandchildren and children feel emotionally and mentally strong?
In conclusion, given the enormous calming effect of an aging population, the growing number of seniors and elders should be a blessing to any nation.
Alas, in most of the modern world, there is a spoke in the wheel. Thankfully, not in all countries.
There is a blacklist of countries that harbor a deadly secret, threatening the quality of life and state of happiness of its people. What about your sense of happiness?
Do you feel you would be happier if you could achieve the lifestyle of what you see advertised to you?
How often have you yearned for the luxuries of life touted by celebrities as they fill up your social newsfeeds and splash onto your TV screen?
You see famous sports idols, movie stars and royalty revelling in the glory of living in an advanced and fashionable environment, where they enjoy the indulgences of an abundant lifestyle.
Don’t you long for their happiness as you wear what they wear, eat what they eat, and use products that they endorse?
High speed internet, trendy mobile devices, virtual reality, rave parties, fast cars, recreational drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, five star vacations and holiday homes would seem like a dream come true for most of ordinary citizens.
Is this as good as life gets? Are you living the life you were meant to? What about ten years from now?
What if especially in the advanced nations, an ominous scourge is slowly flourishing? Its sinister character masquerading in many personality and lifestyle quirks often flaunted by young adults and middle aged men and women, only to rear its nasty head as the years pass on by. Ten, twenty and thirty years down the road, something gives in.
Imagine if you can:
It’s 2050, and a hip celebrity Mr. X who has indulged in each and every benefit of a developed nation, prepares to accept a music award at a prestigious annual media gala. The restless throng of spectators push behind you. As an experienced reporter, you together with your hundreds of fellow media officials, are poised to capture the moment on your head worn recording devices.
High up on the vibrant stage, the 40 year old Mr. X is midway through his acceptance speech when he looks around confused, dazed, and lapses into a catatonic immobile state. He’s rapidly ushered away amid gasps of shock.
A day later, as you hover outside the plush five-star hospital, reports of his condition surface and they are no different than those of the other 13.5 million people in the country you live in: USA.
You have a flashback to 2017. You’re 20 years old, and trying to study for your upcoming exams, but all you can hear are the heated voices streaming to you from the kitchen.
“Mark my words, this fast lifestyle is no good for us. I’m not joking. Within 30 years this dementia that my patients are showing up with, is going to take over our nation.” Your Dad’s voice is thick with emotion, but laced with helplessness.
“Oh stop it John. Why do you hate all our modern comforts? Life here is much better than in so many suffering nations. Besides, your patients should be grateful to have our top Los Angeles neurologist helping them.” Your Mom once again brushes him off.
In a flash, as you take in the news of Mr. X, you finally realize what your father was alluding to over thirty years ago.
Now at age 53, you notice your friends, and many of their children and even grandchildren suffering from memory loss, poor social skills, strange motor coordination, and communication issues. Wherever you go, there is talk of more youth managing severe depression. But the reality is, millions of once potent brains have been compromised, and dementia has set in.
Dementia, is a debilitating brain malfunction.
The dreaded disease can be caused by blood disorders, reaction to medication, and even a vitamin deficiency. In other cases, mental illness, a defective thyroid gland, and even sleep problems trigger the state. If the root source is identified, the prognosis could be a good one.
But evidence also lists Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s as potential causes, with Alzheimer’s being the biggest contributor.
Alzheimer’s is now known to be the main cause of dementia. Medical research has revealed that Alzheimer’s is not a normal aging process as once believed, and when it propagates, toxic plaques form in the brain. The toxins often lead to “shrinkage” of brain cells, robbing the person off his or her everyday functioning.
For now, the damage to the brain cells is thought to be irreversible.
The affected person can experience difficulties with understanding, thinking and remembering. They can feel confused and forget things they have just done. At times their moods and emotions may change for no reason, and they can sometimes appear deeply withdrawn and lost in thought.
The condition does not stop with the affected person. Alzheimer’s and dementia can disrupt the entire family and support system.
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