“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!” Rocky Balboa
“Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.” from the movie “Pursuit of Happiness”
No matter what occurs, no matter how big the disappointment, we gotta Keep Going. I don’t know for sure what to do to help in this battle, but I do know we must do something. 5 years for me so far and no plans to stop.
1,309 folks are diagnosed every day in America with alzheimer’s. We have over 5 million with the disease and over 15 million caregivers. It’s growing!
We have ideas, talent and equipment, but not enough money. Rambling here, but that’s okay.
It’s hard for me to be accurate about this. It feels like it is. Maybe after so many clinical trials produced less than expected, prevention is gaining momentum. Research seems to say that certain behavior and eating habits has the ability to slow or even stop alzheimer’s. I’m on board. I recently started a plant based diet. I work at recognizing harmful behavior and changing gears. I read a lot. I try to finish thought processes.
I’m feeling that Prevention is our best bet right now. I don’t think it’s ever to late.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
― Charles R. Swindoll
I had reviewed some information about India. The occurrence of many diseases that are prevalent here, are not so prevalent there. I read of their eating habits. The term “plant based diet” popped up a few times. I spoke with a medical doctor yesterday and he has read the same. In several of the articles it speaks of health improvements within 2 to 4 weeks. I will give it a go.
I have spoken with one homeless person myself, and I read predictions that sound like their will be many more. Folks that have a high level of awareness concerning this disease will understand how it can happen. I spoke with him again this evening. Wow, tough stuff. He wouldn’t let me help.