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...ely to get to affect the brain than a younger person. There are so many elderly adults in the world that knows so much, because they are wise. They learn from what they have been through and where they want to go. Growing wiser is a good thing about getting older.
Infirmed aging can be a difficult task to try to move forward in life with but at the end of the day people who has such problems as Progeria and Benjamin Button disease are glad to just be alive. Even though there is no cure for any of these diseases the patients who has these diseases are still very intelligent and normal just like everyone else. As life progresses on, everyone gets older by the year and as people get older some things start to change. People start to depend on the help from others because they can’t due the things they use to do because their bones are weak and they are too brittle.
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