In Memoriam, Evelyn W. Suchecki 1929-2018
No matter how hard we try to reverse aging, death will get us in the end.
My mother, Evelyn Suchecki, died last month at the age of 88, double the length of time my father was alive. For years after her retirement, she ate well, walked daily and consumed no alcohol.
Most impressively, as a 41-year-old widow with five kids, ages 5-15, she graduated from law school and passed the bar on her first try. Hereís her obituary.
Still, in later years, my mother suffered from the effects of Alzheimerís Disease, a soul sapping, mind grinder that robs us of our memories and produces confusion and dementia in its victims. Iíve now watched my mother, her mom, and my fatherís dad all suffer from dementia.
Iíve written about how Alzheimer's Disease can be detected early with MRIs. I had the test myself recently and was told my results were "unremarkable."
One simple way to lessen one's risk of contracting Alzheimer's is to quit smoking which doubles the jeopardy of non-smokers for middle-aged adults.
Here I wrote about how a mutant gene that protects some people from the disease offers hope in developing a drug that mimics its effects.
Additionally, I wrote about the first human testing of rapamycin a drug that has been found to reduce age-related bone loss, reverse cardiac aging, reduce chronic inflammation and reverse Alzheimer's Disease in mice. The new study was the first to examine rapamycin's effect on aging-related parameters in healthy older people. To honor my mother's memory, I plan to research and write about it more.
If your parent(s) are alive, honor and love them, while you still can. .
Don't forget to watch the award winning anti-aging documentary "Reverse Aging Now," If you don't want to buy the full-featured DVD with bonus videos, download a digital rental of "Reverse Aging Now" for just $2.99 on Amazon.com!
photo by Marilyn Suchecki Mense on Evelyn Suchecki's 75th birthday
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