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Old 07-17-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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CNBC segment on ER and dementia

Did anyone else see the segment on CNBC yesterday where they say that retiring early increases your risk of dementia? There was a study in some country that showed that working later reduces your risk of developing dementia. Basically implying that those who ER have no mental stimulation.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
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I did not see it. But I want to say that this is a rehash of the "you'll die early if you ER" we've talked about ad nauseam.

Did they bring up forced ER versus planned for and voluntary? The idea being a forced ER can lead to depression and sitting in front of the TV.

All I know is right now my mind is turning to mush rehashing the same old crap at w*rk. I'm ready to get out and do something different in ER for some mental stimulation.

Sheesh, it seems like the world wants to keep us working until 80 lately. Not sure about the agenda of some of these networks, but they sure want to keep us working.
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My wife pointed it out to me. I told her that I'd chance it.
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Did they bring up forced ER versus planned for and voluntary? The idea being a forced ER can lead to depression and sitting in front of the TV.
No they did not bring up any of that. One of the reporters said something like "Studies like this is why I'll work until the day I die". Don't know whether I should laugh, be angry, or feel sorry for her.
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My wife pointed it out to me. I told her that I'd chance it.
My wife pointed it out to me just now. I told her she could go back to work if she wants to.
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DH mentioned it to me and I told him we'll just forget about it.
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DH mentioned it to me and I told him we'll just forget about it.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #8
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Did they bring up forced ER versus planned for and voluntary? The idea being a forced ER can lead to depression and sitting in front of the TV.

All I know is right now my mind is turning to mush rehashing the same old crap at w*rk. .....
Agree on both counts. And reading too many badly designed studies will turn your mind to mush too
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The brain is just like any other part of the body, use it or lose it. I am totally convinced the media has to fill so much space and they will use any means, methods, etc. to fill it, much of it is nothing more than bovine scatology. Just my two cents now where did I put my car keys ?
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I believe the point of the study (which was in France) was to keep the mind active so as to reduce the chances of dementia in all forms.

Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia | Health | The Seattle Times

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Heather Snyder, director of medical and scientific operations for the Alzheimer's Association, said the study results don't mean everyone needs to delay retirement.
"It's more staying cognitively active, staying socially active, continue to be engaged in whatever it is that's enjoyable to you" that's important, she said.
"My parents are retired but they're busier than ever. They're taking classes at their local university, they're continuing to attend lectures and they're continuing to stay cognitively engaged and socially engaged in their lives."
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Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Way to many variables not covered to make this meaningful
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Like the only legitimate use for a brain is working.
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I am too demented to understand the point of that segment.
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Let me get this straight, in order for me to keep all of my brain cells functioning I need to get a j*b?

I'd be nuts to do that.
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A coworker (70, still working) mentioned it to me yesterday. I think it's a reason some people continue to work -- they are afraid that if they stop, their brains will rot. I can understand that. At the same time, I reminded him that plenty of people I know are retired but very mentally active, taking classes etc. I think he's actually concerned for me and was making a sideways suggestion. He means well, but I think his fears have more to do with him than me.
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Some (many?) of us come here to this forum to argue, thinking that this is cerebral exercise that will prevent Alzheimer.

Does that work, or does it simply raise blood pressure?

Oops. I should log off now.
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No we don't.
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I should be OK. I just think about my old working days before I go to sleep. Close enough.
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No we don't.
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No we don't.
Do too!

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