The Ageless Generation gives me hope that I can live a long and productive life. I don't have a specific age target that I am shooting for. I just hope that I am healthy throughout my life. This book is rather short, but it contains enough information about medical advances for me to recommend it. The practice of creating bio engineered organs by using stem cells is a reality. A bioengineered organ can be created by taking a tissue sample of that organ and inserting it with stem cells from a person's blood marrow. I did not know that stem cells could be harvested from blood. I learned that a drug that is used to treat cancer can also treat Alzheimer's disease. This drug is called Bexarotene. This drug breaks up the plaques that form around the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. I don't have a history of Alzheimer's in my family, but it is great to know there is something that can treat it. I learned that an artificial pancreas is now being developed that will regulate a person's blood sugar. My sister suffers from diabetes. It is nice to know there is something that will improve her life in the future.
Alex Zhavoronkov spends an entire chapter on how attitude can extend a person's life. I love all the information in this chapter. He believes that it is possible for a person to select the kind of environment they want to live in. People can optimize their environment to receive the greatest benefit from that environment. People can learn to compensate and focus on their strengths instead of their weaknesses. I truly believe that any person can do this will improve their attitude in life. I also believe that making social connections throughout life will extend my life. Having a lack of social connections, and not having the opportunity to keep learning can also shorten my life
I already receive social security and Medicare benefits because of my disability. These programs will run of money in my life time as Zhavoronkov explains in another chapter. He motivates me to keep working and making money. I want to be able to afford any health care expenses I might have in the future. The longer I work can be directly related to how long I live. I learned that the brain can produce new nerve cells until age sixty. I plan to be mentally sharp in my sixties and beyond. Doing work that is challenging and enjoyable will do that for me.
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