I think I've figured out why we senior people are mostly gray haired.  It's the fault of the modern day technology!

Here is an example.

We've had a cellphone now for about 8 years....just your 'plain jane' variety that made phone calls is all.  We decided it was time to move up a bit to a SMART phone.  We've been having great fun....using our pay as you go plan with Virgin Mobile.  Well....it wasn't so cheap anymore to have fun.  So I found a much cheaper way with President's Choice Mobile...now only 20 cents a minute.  But first we had to ask Virgin Mobile to please deregister our phone....they will in 120 days!! No reason for that apparently, except they can! 

So I've talked to President's Choice...and for $59 I can buy and register a wee phone....then transfer the SIM card to our SMART phone...and we're laughing.  In 120 days Jim can use the wee phone while cycling in case of emergency, and we'll have a new SIM card registered with President's Choice in our SMART phone.

Getting this figured out in my head has indeed caused many more gray hairs......but I'm way SMARTer!!

Persons with FTD tend to exhibit marked behavioral changes such as disinhibition, apathy, loss of sympathy or empathy for others, or overeating. Over the past few years I have acquired more real estate on my person than is either healthy or becoming.  So a month ago I decided it was definitely time to dispurse as much of this real estate as I could!  I've been following the Dukan Diet and have had quite good results.  I'm now down 16 pounds!  My slacks are all dragging on the floor, unless I roll the waste band a notch or two.  I may soon have to go on a shopping spree.  Cool 

I came across this wonderful article that I think you will enjoy.  It's a simple way of explaining why those with a disease such as alzheimers, and many other chronic diseases aren't able to complete all the things in one day they used to do. 




Yet another article appears on the benefits of computer games on our cognition and memory.

UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills.

You can read more at this site:


As I've probably mentioned before, I spend at least half of my day playing games on the computer.  An excellent pasttime while Jim is off cycling or kayaking!



What's one thing that you never want to forget? Alzheimer's disease is the largest underfunded public health threat today, and it's growing at an epidemic rate. More awareness means more funding, and more support for those affected. Help us spread the word and put an end to Alzheimer's.

Watch this short video :


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