RE: Immortalising My Grandmother On The Blockchain - RIP Yvonne Kleinig 1933 - 2017
I like the format of it being part history lesson, part memorial.
I hope we never see another World War in our lifetimes.
Reminder to everyone to ensure your property is insured against things like fires and floods (depending on where you live).
Live the life you want but remember others people and things live in the same earth as you.
A few things about vascular and non-vascular dementia. These are some risk factors to avoid. Oh and by the way I'm not blaming her for getting it, just putting some health tips out there for how to lower the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Smoking (try vaping if you've tried but can't seem to quit)
Inactivity (yes, exercise and blood flow to the brain is important)
Unhealthy weight (who would have known)
An unhealthy diet (Mediterranean, Pritikin, vegan, low-dairy vegetarian, and so on are good) with a lot of red meat, dairy, fried foods and so on
High LDL cholesterol and high blood pressure (the previous tips help with these, medication isn't always a sure shot but can help if you're already living healthily)
Poor sleep patterns (getting long unbroken periods of rest is the only way to ensure your brain can flush out an accumulation of the buildup known to be responsible for accelerating dementia)
For anyone who suspects their loved one has dementia an early test you can do at home is have them smell peanut butter. For whatever reason the inability to properly smell peanut butter is an early indicator their memory is going. It's not a death sentence, and the process can be slowed a bit if attempts at living healthy are made and the brain is made to feel like it has a reason for neurogenesis and growth. I encourage anyone who reads this to take care of their own current and future mental health forecast, and get their loved ones on track for healthy futures and lucid living.