In various commercials on tv for drugs treating COPD, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, incontinence, dementia, and other elderly diseases, the senior citizen actors are interesting. They are the perfect grandparent, active, playing with the grandkids, pushing a swing, shooting a layup, dancing, doing a perfect backflip off the diving board. Most importantly, they must be cheerful, not depressed. They are happily married, surrounded by family, friends, beautiful lakes, homes, spacious golf courses. You'll never see an elderly man alone, starting threads on message boards. The message is, "I'm won't let a leaky bladder prevent my fun in the swimming pool." This or that drug can help with that, give me a family, friends, my bathroom breaks won't exclude me anymore. The actors are photogenic, but not too healthy looking. You must believe they have COPD, or diabetes, or high blood pressure. However, they must not be morbidly obese or in a wheelchair, or bed ridden because this does not play well on tv. There is one commercial for a tiny wheel you twirl with your feet while you watch tv. The woman sings, "This is the answer to my prayers!" There is a Bob Eubank commercial for balance using a balance board. There is another ad with a man proclaiming, "I have the memory of an elephant!" He then shoots a layup with his wife watching from the front porch. That one is for Privogen, a brain enhancer. There are ads for nursing homes, A Place For Mom, with many patients socializing, playing bingo, dodge ball, having fun. There are ads for removing bags under your eyes. Ads for creepy skin, toenail fungus, food stains, bent erections. And as the commercial ends, you will see them power walking, swimming, golfing, these elderly on tv whose lives were returned by the drugs that saved them.