Considering these characters are human like everyone else, with the exception of that extra X-gene, do you think that with age, their mutations would diminish. Considering most mutants manifest their abilities during a heightened period in their lives, mostly at puberty, is it conceivable that they could lose these abilities during other natural occurring events, such as menopause, or other mentally debilitating diseases, like Alzheimerís or something along that line. Although Alzheimerís is mostly the ability to recall information, Iím sure this could play a major turning point in their ability to connect with their powers. That, or any other mental disease associated with old age.
Marvel writes futuristic versions of our favorite characters, but I donít think they realistically portray them in humanistic situations and how the diseases associated with old age may play in altering their mutations. Given, they don't make them severely old, but there are some naturally occuring diseases or biological events that may cease their mutated abilities.
What are your (educated) thoughts?