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Old 08-03-2020, 01:42 PM
 
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In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations, according to a new nationwide study.
IMHO, the answer is Statins. Every boomer I know on statins is suffering from memory loss and other cognitive issues.
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:05 PM
 
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IMHO, the answer is Statins. Every boomer I know on statins is suffering from memory loss and other cognitive issues.
Considering that the study (according to that brief take-away anyway) didn't distinguish between subjects who were on statins from those who weren't, you can't make this assumption. You'd have to dig in to the details of the study design to tease this out. Yet another example of trying to support an existing bias by drawing the wrong conclusion from the wrong research.
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:14 PM
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"Results showed lower cognitive functioning in baby boomers was linked to less wealth, along with higher levels of loneliness, depression, inactivity and obesity, and less likelihood of being married."
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:53 PM
 
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IMHO, the answer is Statins. Every boomer I know on statins is suffering from memory loss and other cognitive issues.
IMHO the answer is Dunkin Donuts Coffee. Every boomer I know that drinks Dunkin Donuts coffee is suffering from memory loss and other cognitive issues.

See how easy it is to make up a correlation and cause with no basis in reality?
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:17 PM
 
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I didn’t read the whole article but recently I took an AARP brain health test on cognitive thinking and had so much trouble using my ipad to indicate the correct answers. I would touch an answer and it wouldn’t register. I received a pretty low score, and con’t even give relevance to the results due to all the technical obstacles. So I am wondering how this testing was administered compared to previous generations.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:39 PM
 
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"Results showed lower cognitive functioning in baby boomers was linked to less wealth, along with higher levels of loneliness, depression, inactivity and obesity, and less likelihood of being married."
Oh please. Loneliness.. please.

"linked" ..

Hi I am a scientist that wants to make a point off results but I don't want to have to prove it.. "linked".
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:44 PM
 
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IMHO, the answer is Statins. Every boomer I know on statins is suffering from memory loss and other cognitive issues.
Guessing your sample size isn’t very big and that your casual observations lack support. Science, that’s not how you do it.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:56 PM
 
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It's pretty well documented that social isolation is linked to mental decline.

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Old 08-03-2020, 04:16 PM
 
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It's pretty well documented that social isolation is linked to mental decline.

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But cognitive issues and stains is just made up?

Social Isolation "linked" (there is that word again) is just extroverts trying to pathologize anyone who is an introvert.
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Old 08-03-2020, 04:24 PM
 
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I think you're focused on just one factor and trying to attribute all decline to that one.

There are also articles on how boomers are more physically frail (aging badly) compared to their predecessors. There seem to be a lot more of them with significant hip, back, and other joint problems affecting their mobility. That covers obesity and inactivity, which was mentioned above.

Social isolation would cover three of the above traits.

Because of the above, they may have other health issues that lead to need for statins, heart medications, and pain medications, all of which can affect energy and cognition.
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