Bad News on Dementia

And I’m doomed to lose my cognitive abilities, too, so enjoy them while they still exist:

The journal Diabetologia published a study that “found that people with high blood sugar had a faster rate of cognitive decline than those with normal blood sugar—whether or not their blood-sugar level technically made them diabetic.


6 thoughts on “Bad News on Dementia”

  1. At least your decline into total mental collapse will be well-documented!

    (Not quite on topic, but I remember quite vividly the first time I came to think of scientific research as something with a possible heroic dimension open to it – reading of 19th century doctors willingly infecting themselves with diseases to better be able to research them. The fact that there were people who did that still boggles my mind to this day.)

    On a lighter note, how big of an effect is this? Can’t be that great if it took them this long to find it, and I bet you’re already doing all sorts of things that counteract onset of dementia without it even consciously registering.


  2. Sorry to hear you’re losing it — let’s see how far gone you are already. Here, try the same cognitive assessment test that Trump aced.

    For starters, name the three animals on the chart…


    1. I can name the animals in half a dozen languages but I didn’t recall the 5 words even 5 seconds after. Let alone 5 minutes. I got no sleep tonight, though, so that’s my excuse.


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