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FYI - As Brains Get Old - Interesting Hidden Cause of Perseveration and Dementia Options
Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:14:08 PM

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I learned a new medical term. Perseveration. Inability to get off one subject.

”According to a study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, a surprising number of aging people suffer a condition in which tiny areas of their brain become oxygen deprived. This cerebral vascular deficit sharply increases risk of stroke, dementia, and cognitive impairment. Healthy lifestyle choices can prevent and may help reverse it.1...Over time, leukoaraiosis may produce slowed thinking, forgetfulness, disorientation, perseveration (inability to get off of one subject), depression, and many other problems.5”

Article is from 2014.

(I wonder if that includes sex. Whistle Whistle )

Seriously, I recall a doctor telling me years ago that the blood was probably not getting to the brain of my eighty year-old aunt and that is why she had become quite paranoid in her later years. So they have realized that before but just did not know the mechanisms.

Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Sunday, October 1, 2017 2:47:03 AM

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Hope123 writes;

(I wonder if that includes sex.Whistle Whistle )

Food for thought.Boo hoo!
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