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(Pharmacy Times)   Ohio State University study shows what the rest of us have been saying for a while now   (pharmacytimes.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Cognition, Demographics, Greatest Generation, United States, Generation Y, Baby boomer, Cultural generations, Strauss and Howe  
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2020-08-11 12:44:06 PM  
Must have been all those drugs in the 60s.

As for myself, I'm okay so far.
 
2020-08-11 1:36:10 PM  
The biggest factors linked to lower cognition scores among baby boomers in the study were lower wealth, higher levels of self-reported loneliness and depression, lack of physical activity, and obesity.

Sounds like an acute case of Murican to me.
 
2020-08-11 2:31:30 PM  
THE OSU, subby.  Now you've done it.  Now you've really gone and done it.
 
2020-08-11 2:54:15 PM  
Duke University still sucks?
 
2020-08-11 2:55:23 PM  
I bet the fluoride didn't help... that and wrestling and reality tv and the rest of the prophesy called Idiocracy.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama​p​ediatrics/fullarticle/2748634
 
2020-08-11 2:56:04 PM  

gameshowhost: THE OSU, subby.  Now you've done it.  Now you've really gone and done it.


THE Oklahoma State University?  Now subby and you have confused the heck out of everyone.
 
2020-08-11 2:56:24 PM  
Donald Trump is 74. Cognitive decline? After a lifetime of prejudice, sociopathy, anger, ignorance, malice, stupidity and fast food?

Go figure.
 
2020-08-11 2:57:35 PM  
I'm 69, healthy, take no prescription drugs, active, doing fine and can identify an elephant.
 
2020-08-11 2:58:18 PM  
American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than members of previous generations, according to results from a new nationwide study from The Ohio State University.

LOL
 
2020-08-11 2:58:40 PM  
Person, man, woman, camera, TV.
 
2020-08-11 2:59:19 PM  
Slowkay, boomers.
 
2020-08-11 2:59:33 PM  

mr-b: I bet the fluoride didn't help


Depends on whether or not fluoride was selectively used on boomers who would end up as poor, lonely, depressed couch potatoes decades later.
 
2020-08-11 2:59:56 PM  
a steady diet of right wing media and it's echo-chambers that convince you to work and vote against your own self interests will do that. sad.
 
2020-08-11 3:00:59 PM  
Where did I leave my keys?

Hm, they were in my pants.

Where did I leave my pants?
 
2020-08-11 3:01:00 PM  

wiseolddude: I'm 69, healthy, take no prescription drugs, active, doing fine and can identify an elephant.


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2020-08-11 3:01:55 PM  
Well, I'm in my mid seventies and I can, er wossname... you know.... thingy as well as a very well thing...
 
2020-08-11 3:02:05 PM  
Dark chocolate is better than milk chocolate?
 
2020-08-11 3:02:40 PM  

mr-b: I bet the fluoride didn't help... that and wrestling and reality tv and the rest of the prophesy called Idiocracy.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamap​ediatrics/fullarticle/2748634


What intelligence is a four year old supposed to have?
 
2020-08-11 3:03:04 PM  
The Orange Free State has a University?
 
2020-08-11 3:03:27 PM  
Well, covid should take care of most of them. We'll be much better off once that entire Me Generation dies off. I tell my parents this on the rare occasions I talk to them.
 
2020-08-11 3:04:31 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Dark chocolate is better than milk chocolate?


Yes, yes it is. Up to about 75% cocoa mass. It's basically cooking chocolate past that point, and while it is still healthy and good, it is kinda waxy for my taste.
 
2020-08-11 3:06:01 PM  
I'm guessing the lead in their gas and paint is to blame.

I'm not shedding any tears, though, that the generation that had the closest thing to the American Dream ever seen and pulled that ladder up behind them is now on their way out.
 
2020-08-11 3:08:13 PM  
A limitation of the study included not having enough late baby boomers ...

Dead people's cognitive functioning would bring the score up?
 
2020-08-11 3:09:10 PM  

mr-b: I bet the fluoride didn't help... that and wrestling and reality tv and the rest of the prophesy called Idiocracy.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamap​ediatrics/fullarticle/2748634


Mercury in the food, lead in the paint, asbestos in the walls and ceilings . . . The drugs in the 60's had nothing to do with this, I am sure, and your guess about fluoride is off.
 
2020-08-11 3:10:10 PM  
Let's start with the first sentence: "American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than members of previous generations ..."

Members of previous generations are either older or dead. Or, are they comparing the data they recently collected with data collected 20 or 40 years ago?

Read the rest with the same skepticism. This Hui Zheng, associate professor, is a sociologist. Sociology is not a science. If he were a clinical psychologist or an MD specializing in mental diseases of older people, maybe this "study" would have some legs. As it is, it's junk. Not even junk science.
 
2020-08-11 3:11:45 PM  
My cognitive functions just fine, thankyouverymuch!
In fact, I feel a function coming on right now.
*pherp*
Stand down - another false alarm, dammit.
 
2020-08-11 3:12:21 PM  

bluejeansonfire: I'm guessing the lead in their gas and paint is to blame.

I'm not shedding any tears, though, that the generation that had the closest thing to the American Dream ever seen and pulled that ladder up behind them is now on their way out.


I was born in '51. And you are correct. There are those of us who are the exception, but we are too few and too far apart to have any meaningful effect on the study's stats. I apologize for my generation. Sorry it had to come to this.
 
2020-08-11 3:15:58 PM  

AirForceVet: Must have been all those drugs in the 60s.

As for myself, I'm okay so far.


More like type II diabeetus.
 
2020-08-11 3:16:19 PM  

wiseolddude: I'm 69, healthy, take no prescription drugs, active, doing fine and can identify as an elephant.


That's how I read it, and that's what I'm sticking to.
 
2020-08-11 3:19:53 PM  

oldfarthenry: My cognitive functions just fine, thankyouverymuch!
In fact, I feel a function coming on right now.
*pherp*
Stand down - another false alarm, dammit.


I know what you mean...

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2020-08-11 3:23:25 PM  
Shocking. I'm shocked.
 
2020-08-11 3:24:27 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Dark chocolate is better than milk chocolate?


every day ending in y
 
2020-08-11 3:26:13 PM  

ComaToast: A limitation of the study included not having enough late baby boomers ...

Dead people's cognitive functioning would bring the score up?


late as in towards the end of the generation.  but your joke was funny.
 
2020-08-11 3:26:37 PM  
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2020-08-11 3:27:09 PM  
too bad we got all the money
 
2020-08-11 3:28:51 PM  
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2020-08-11 3:31:12 PM  

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Right.  Just a tragic truth.
 
2020-08-11 3:32:50 PM  
Too much TV. Makes you soft in the head
 
2020-08-11 3:33:39 PM  

bluejeansonfire: I'm guessing the lead in their gas and paint is to blame.

I'm not shedding any tears, though, that the generation that had the closest thing to the American Dream ever seen and pulled that ladder up behind them is now on their way out.


THIS!  Right here!  They spent their formative years sucking leaded gas fumes.  The damage was cumulative and permanent.  As Gen X I only had 5-8 years breathing this toxicity.  Millennials and Gen Z have a fighting chance.
 
2020-08-11 3:36:01 PM  

ParallelUniverseParking: Too much TV. Makes you soft in the head


Even PBS?
 
2020-08-11 3:36:13 PM  

gameshowhost: THE OSU, subby.  Now you've done it.  Now you've really gone and done it.


You misspelled d'ohio state.
 
2020-08-11 3:36:24 PM  
Boomer selfishness knows no limits.  We are only at the tip of the iceberg.

Boomers are going to make it their dying goal to live as long as possibly while leaving nothing but a burning pile of bankrupt earth behind them.
 
2020-08-11 3:36:55 PM  
It's as if the affects of spending half their life huffing leaded gasoline, smashing their heads into things, and smoking Rothmans is starting to show. Remember leaded gasoline and the 80s weekend bar fights? I don't...only flashes of moments...
 
2020-08-11 3:39:20 PM  
It's not a senior moment.

It's vodak.
 
2020-08-11 3:39:35 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Dark chocolate is better than milk chocolate?



Well, yes. Yes, it is. And this is even better:

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2020-08-11 3:42:02 PM  

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Right.  Just a tragic truth.


Right.

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2020-08-11 3:47:17 PM  

AirForceVet: Must have been all those drugs in the 60s.

As for myself, I'm okay so far.


Thus far the wife and myself are ok. However I can't let this opportunity to larf go by:

"Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV." - Remix of Trump's Cognitive Test
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2020-08-11 3:52:12 PM  
That Jim Jordan is a sex-abuse enabler who has no place in Congress?
 
2020-08-11 3:53:36 PM  
Brawndo has electrolytes.
 
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