Mixed Reality

I live in a mixed reality. My time and mind are engaged with my purpose in my life—the rest of it. I spend a good part of my day, reading and writing. What I do, I feel is very hard to do, yet continue to do it with pleasure (if I can feel it). I do it because I want to do it. There are millions in the world are in the same predicament. I want them to know that you can live a normal life. My next book is about that. I am working.

My emotional part of the memory is gone. It is a different feeling. You exist in a vacuum. Like, I know somebody for fifteen years, all the memories are not erased, may be only part of it. The emotional feeling has been erased. I am still a part of the world, but, in reality, I feel I am gone to a different world. I am all alone. Even at home, I live alone in my mind.

I read about ‘brain science.’ The knowledge of memory functions is new. The authors are telling me that it is only last twenty years, the science of mind is revealing. We are in a new realization phase. We are living longer. New brain cells are possible. Neuron firing and new connections have been evidenced. You can live well at old age. Can be different.

Dementia: A Public Health Priority:

November is our National Alzheimer’s Disease Month.

First, what is Alzheimer’s disease? Dr. Alois Alzheimer was the first to describe this condition as a “peculiar disease” and hence the name Alzheimer was given. It affects the brain of a person, and as it progresses, the proteins in the brain of the individual begin to accumulate and form tangles. The tangles disrupt the connection of two nerve cells and die causing the brain tissue is damaged. When this happens, one will find it difficult to learn something new. At the early stage, it will attack the part of the brain which is called hippocampus. The primary role of the hippocampus is in remembering activities that happen in our daily lives. Now when it gets damaged, we tend to forget things. At the early stages, one won’t have loss of memory that happens a long time ago.

My suggestion would be to get involved this month and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. It was President Ronald Reagan who designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s. The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.

Time To Think Positive

I search my soul for something worthwhile I have accomplished during my life. Nothing I have done can be considered a big deal, except the fact that I worked very hard. I realize now how idiotic it was to continue making the same mistake over and over again, while expecting different results. That was foolish of me. I also realize that I had no time to socialize, even though I never liked to socialize. Maybe that’s why I became a scientist.

That is true, but it is not the whole truth. I worked any way I could to encourage young minds and enhance their education to give them a brighter future anywhere in the world. And, in some cases, I provided support. So, my lifetime of hard work is something I can be proud of. Now, I have decided to provide knowledge to people of my own age group. As we all know, old age brings many challenges, and we need to think positively.

The percentage of old people continues to grow in virtually every country in the world. The global trend is an ageing society and the number of elderly people (80 years and over) is growing fast. According to the United Nations population division, the number of elderly people in 2015 grew to 125 million. It projects that in 2050, the number of elderly people world wide will grow to 434 million. So, it is imperative that elderly people living in the twilight of their years are in good health both physically and mentally.

It is a fact that there are times when life can be hard for us; when the only thing left for us is to question our very existence. There will be times when we struggle to find reasons for living. We don’t have to give up. Pains, poverty, and loneliness may come at this stage of old age; I pledge to love my fellow human beings, no matter how others may treat the elderly. We, in America, live in a society that looks through a lens of economic efficiency. We just have to keep going in the gentlest way, and try to be busy, useful, and somewhat productive. We just have to accept that it is a different time, and the facts of life are different. It does not matter where we go at the end of our lives; our souls will always be with us.

However, ageing does have positive potential. Growing old can be a positive experience as each of us has enormous potential to grow with love and happiness. Our minds can grow and change directions with the full spectrum of talents, intelligence, and emotions.

In our old age, learning becomes important. I strive to learn every day as I live through the hours, one day at a time. The power of knowledge leads the way, lighting my path through life. As I live my life, learning is a part of living. On the one hand, recent advancements in technology have made things easy; and on the other, they have made it enormously difficult to keep up with changing developments. We live with the knowledge that the aging of both body and mind are advancing with considerable speed. I am not discouraged; rather, I take up the challenge for the benefit of technology. I am a retired life-scientist and I plan to keep up with modern knowledge. I have high hopes of learning more and presenting you with what I have learned.