By Carmel Reid, Volunteer, Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia
I read an article recently about Dementia that mentioned the stunning effect a change of diet had on one woman who totally recovered her senses and no longer had dementia. This caused me to stop and reflect on my many friends who are associated with Universal Medicine most of whom follow a healthy diet with plenty of meat, fish, and vegetables and no alcohol, caffeine, gluten, dairy or refined sugar. Interestingly none of these friends, who are in their 60s, 70s and 80s, have dementia or any signs of it and to me this is worth noting. Of course, there is more to dementia than diet alone but it is a contributing factor and one we can all do something about.
I’ve met a lot of people with dementia recently because I’ve been volunteering in an elderly care home and I work with residents of differing abilities and varying ages – some are mentally just not there, others are physically disabled but mentally fully present and others are in between. Some move around in wheelchairs and some use walking frames and walking aids with wheels that make them bend over even more.
And then it occurred to me that, of all my Universal Medicine friends, none of them use walking aids, including many who are well into their eighties. Not even a walking stick is in sight when you enter the hall where an event is taking place. I recently attended an event with over 300 people and there were people present with cancer and other serious ailments, but every single one of them was walking independently with an upright posture and a smile. There is always disability access and facilities at Universal Medicine events should this be required, but for the most part, it is not needed.
So, what is it about Universal Medicine that leaves the elderly walking upright? Apart from living healthy physical lifestyles, many have been working on letting go of lifetimes of burdens, hurts, guilt, all the mental stuff that wears us down and makes us feel small and later, old. In addition, the walking therapies presented by Serge Benhayon help people to walk free from such burdens – to walk as themselves, from their essence with true power and grace.
Serge Benhayon, founder of Universal Medicine, is an inspiring presenter and his words are always confirming of the amazingness that we all innately are and he inspires us to connect with and live that innate love in our everyday lives. Living in this loving way, connected with the essence of who we are, keeps us young at heart and this is reflected in our faces and our bodies as we age with many experiencing a sense of self-worth not previously felt.
The companies that make profits from all these walking frames and walking aids and the pharmaceutical companies that create drugs for dementia may not want this news to get about, that changing our lifestyle to a more true and loving way of living can potentially prevent these ailments, but hey – I’m shouting it from the rooftops – we don’t need to be sick as we get older, we can take good care of our bodies and walk free.
Let’s get healthy as we age – why not?
543 thoughts on “Dementia and walking frames – not an inevitable part of ageing”
You have raised an interesting point Carmel why is it that those people who are in their 60’s,70’s and 80’s that regularly attend the Universal Medicine events seem so well and healthy even the ones that have an illness or disease seem incredibly positive. I’m 63 and feel more vital than I did in my 30’s, I work full time, travel a lot, work as a volunteer, look after children and I’m having a brilliant time.
Universal Medicine has supported me and thousands of other people to change their life style and for me having changed it, I would not want to go back to my old way of living.
‘And then it occurred to me that, of all my Universal Medicine friends, none of them use walking aids, including many who are well into their eighties. Not even a walking stick is in sight when you enter the hall where an event is taking place.’ That’s pretty amazing; definitely something to be appreciated and also something to be studied.
Carmel you have raised an interesting observation about the elders of Universal Medicine friends. Why aren’t they walking around with this black cloud over them, like most elderly take on as they age. I hear so many people talk about retiring and what happens after this, the mind deteriorates even if they have a so called hobby to occupy them.
These elders need to be researched as they are role models for the elderly of the community around the world. The elderly have a role to give back to the community and who better to, but the young ones needing their wisdom. I read about some projects, where the two are mixing and how lovely to know about this, hope it takes off further.