Dementia: Experts warn the disease will ravage societies as baby boomers age
Day guests stay in the geriatric day care facility of the German Red Cross at Villa Albrecht on March 18, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
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#1 Sep 5, 2013
Well duh, you don't use it you will lose it.
Especially with the older generation/society in general that wants to voluntarily function under the premise of the individual learning(using their mind) a trade or earns a degree at a young age and then live life. Now if people, anyone stopped physical exercise after their early 20s(which many do) what would their health be?
Unless mommy and daddy gave jr their Flinstones vitamins how many take vitamins as a full fledged adult or take initiative and eat veggies just for nutrition.
Point being is if you don't use it you lose it! Physical activity and mental exercise is NOT emphasized enough.
Also the current crop of seniors come from a generation that you learned(or used your mine) everything you needed to know EARLY in your life. Professional white collar career people were the only ones that continued education into middle age. There's almost a stigma for taking courses, classes or researching ANYTHING at an old age.
Also many of those same seniors came from the generation where that's the only way to learn-the classroom. That's why a lot of these healthy but lazy assed seniors sit around and wait for their doctor to explain and/or prescribe them a course of treatment. They simply don't take any initiative for their own health which must be encouraged.
If you don't use it you lose it. If you don't fix it will brake.
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