Monday, June 26, 2006

Absent Minded Professors Next?

It seems that those so-called senior-moments may actually be signs of Alzheimer's disease after all.

An Associated Press story on CNN.com reports on research published today in the scientific journal Neurology.

The researchers autopsied the brains of 134 older people who appeared normal but suffered from occasional forgetfulness. Fully 1/3 of them showed the characteristic signs of the degenerative brain disease.

Furthermore, these people's brains appeared equally as affected as those seriously debilitated by the disease.

Luckily, one of the authors speculated that higher education and greater levels of social connectedness may stave off symptoms.

Let me say, dear reader, that I feel socially connected to you!

3 Comments:

Blogger sungkyoung said...

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4:49 PM  
Blogger sungkyoung said...

are you REALLY connected to us? I'm just kidding...:)

4:51 PM  
Anonymous SDB2 said...

Gee, thanks, Sam, but....

...uh, forgot what I was going to say.

9:29 AM  

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