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Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply, as Forecast

A new study has found that dementia rates among people 65 and older in England and Wales have plummeted by 25 percent over the past two decades, to 6.2 percent from 8.3 percent, a trend that researchers say is probably occurring across developed countries and that could have major social and economic implications for families and societies.
Another recent study, conducted in Denmark, found that people in their 90s who were given a standard test of mental ability in 2010 scored substantially better than people who had reached their 90s a decade earlier. Nearly one-quarter of those assessed in 2010 scored at the highest level, a rate twice that of those tested in 1998. The percentage of subjects severely impaired fell to 17 percent from 22 percent……….
Paul Higgins: goes against the general public view of a rising tide of dementia
Full Story: NYT

emergentfutures:

Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply, as Forecast

A new study has found that dementia rates among people 65 and older in England and Wales have plummeted by 25 percent over the past two decades, to 6.2 percent from 8.3 percent, a trend that researchers say is probably occurring across developed countries and that could have major social and economic implications for families and societies.

Another recent study, conducted in Denmark, found that people in their 90s who were given a standard test of mental ability in 2010 scored substantially better than people who had reached their 90s a decade earlier. Nearly one-quarter of those assessed in 2010 scored at the highest level, a rate twice that of those tested in 1998. The percentage of subjects severely impaired fell to 17 percent from 22 percent……….

Paul Higgins: goes against the general public view of a rising tide of dementia

Full Story: NYT

A Momentary Flow: New theory uncovers cancer’s deep evolutionary roots | KurzweilAI

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See on Scoop.it - The future of medicine and health
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This typical four-week-old human embryo looks similar to fish embryos, with proto-gills and a tail.(credit: University of New South Wales) A new way to look

Authors predict that if cancer cells are saturated with oxygen but deprived…

I want a woman who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on. And if you can do that, I will follow you on bloody stumps through the snow. I will nibble your mukluks with my own teeth. I will do your windows. I will care about your feelings. Just have something in there.

 - Henry Rollins (via eros-addict)

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A morning affirmation

inhabitude:

How can you be disappointed with yourself for discovering that you’re only human? What else did you expect to be? Humans make mistakes—don’t always know the right way to go. It takes a while to figure out how to be human—at least a lifetime, maybe more. You’re just getting started. Forgive yourself. Be gentle with yourself. Love yourself. You wouldn’t be this hard on your friends. So why be this hard on yourself? What other lesson matters if you can’t learn this one?

Hell’s Angel: ‘Mother’ Teresa; 1 of 3. (by metoowahchef)

Alan Watt - “Never watch the Televison” (by AlanWattResistance)

all you can eat ribs (by Brandon Huber)

Hundreds of poor people waiting outside of a closed grocery store for the possibility of getting the remaining food is not the picture of the “American Dream.” Yet on March 23, outside the Laney Walker Supermarket in Augusta, Ga., that is exact

Obligatory photo-set of Robert Mitchum smoking because he looked so badass doing it.

(Source: robert-mitchum, via salesonfilm)