We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My husband is 1 0f 10 and the fourth to suffer from Alzheimer's. The 4 are/were all slim and 3 very fit. The remaining brothers are all over weight and 2 have type 2 diabetes. My husband has always exercised and we have eaten basically the Mediterranean diet for 20 years. He is 80, looks60 but his once brilliant mind is severely affected. He does have the gene for late onset and that may make the difference.