When do we sit down, give up, so to speak?

Sometimes it’s physical pain, sometimes mental anguish that we choose to let us stop doing stuff. Sometimes it may be something else.

I will soon be 69 years old and yep, I have some pain. I never consider sitting down, so to speak, not even for a minute. Some stuff takes longer to do than before, but it still gets done.

Something inside me keeps telling me to keep going, put one foot in front of the other, and continue heading my west.

In the picture below, the man on the left is 95 years old, has pain, keeps going. In fact, he is crossing America on foot at this moment. His name is Ernest Andrus.

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Staying on the right track is precarious, but essential.

Raising awareness concerning Alzheimer’s disease is a responsibility of mine. A lot of folks have spent some of their extremely valuable time on me, and it was, and will not be wasted time!

My four miles on foot yesterday were completed by jogging around mom’s neighborhood.

Speaking of mom, she went shopping with a friend, had a good time, then lunch, even better times.

I continued browsing the website for the Society of Neuroscience.

Mom says we have kinfolk dropping by for a visit soon. That’s good stuff.

My little buddy is teething, some fever with it, but he will weather it well.

Our lifestyle matters

A healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, even for those with a higher genetic risk of developing these mind destroying diseases, according to new research.

The link below will take you to the article the paragraph above came from.

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2019-07-15/healthy-living-alzheimer-risk?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true

Monday 15 July 2019

Mom and I headed east to Westside High School, in Macon Georgia. We walked and talked. We saw, I think it was the marching band, and the football team, both practicing.

I found out a friend of mine has been asked to speak at a gathering in Chicago, held by the Society of Neuroscience in October.

My little buddy is a little under the weather, probably getting new teeth in.

Mom and I went to the Fussell ranch, dream acres and watched Denny working a mustang.

Sunday 14 July 2019

I drove to Middle Georgia State University, jogged a few miles and had a conversation with a campus policeman about his past connection with Alzheimer’s.

Mom and Phyllis went to lunch with some folks from church.

Quite a few folks are tweeting information from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 and I work to look at all of it.

It sounds like a lot of folks are using the word inflammation in conjunction with Alzheimer’s. In my opinion, the chemicals we have been ingesting, since the mid fifties, have hurt.

I had a phone conversation with my son.

Here is a link to an article that came from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference . . .

https://alz.org/aaic/releases_2019/sunTECHNOLOGY-jul14.asp

Lifelong Attitude??

I remember the first time Mark said those words to me. Since then, a lot of time has passed, and in this blog post, I will give my explanation of what that phrase means to me.

Jogging is a good example. My gut tells me that if jogging is something I want to do for the rest of my life, moderation is important now.

Here are 4 important thoughts . . .

  • 14 to 16 minute miles
  • 3 miles a day
  • Keep body weight around 155 lbs
  • No heel strike

There’s more to it than that, but those 4 things are most important.

Doing something similar to that will not guarantee I will jog into my 90’s, but I think it may give me the best chance.

The Alzheimer’s Association offices I have visited . . .

Savannah, Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Tifton, Georgia
Columbus, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Dalton, Georgia
Decatur, Alabama
Memphis, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee ●
Little Rock, Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Amarillo, Texas ●
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Pueblo, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado
Monterey, California

● Did not actually make it to this office, but met with staff there

Saturday 13 July 2019

Took mom to Greenway Farms near Roberta Georgia. She bought some stuff, stuff to eat, healthy stuff.

The miles were jogging again, no walking.

Mom went back to Greenway Farms later in the day, with Scott, and watched folks ride horses.

I spoke with Steve Fugate on the phone. He has walked a long ways, for a long time.

Here is a picture from the past. The man in the picture, on the left, is Steve Fugate.

“Good humor matters, optimism matters, but we cannot write the rules of life, and sometimes courage and resilience will matter most of all” Jennifer Worth

Hospital food

This is a screenshot of a tweet, from Dr. Kristie Leong.

Friday 12 July 2019

Dr. Peirson, from the Peirson Center for Children, started a Facebook page to raise awareness concerning Down syndrome. I joined it.

My miles were accomplished by jogging, no walking, 3.87.

Mom went shopping with a neighbor.

Alzheimer’s and inflammation, a new path for some neuroscientists. Ibuprofen was mentioned.

Here is a picture from the past . . .

A picture of the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and U.S. Highway 80.