New Brain Study of Elders Supports What Many Socialzed Medicine Followers Will Want to Hear

Posted on January 6, 2012


A segment of the Mark Levin Show in November attempted to paint a scary picture of an Obama administration policy that would be forthcoming.  It would be along the lines of what Sarah Palin called “Death Panels”  – that is, every patient over 70 would be provided care at a level of just making them comfortable.  It features a man who purports to be a caller who is a brain surgeon discussing a seminar he attended in Washington about issues not yet discussed publicly.   He is  not fully named.  He is only identified as a neurosurgeon “Jeff” from Chicago. He talks about Obama’s policy for Advanced Nonsurgical Care not yet released by HHS.

But this was officially revealed as a hoax by the National Association of Neurological Surgeons.  See the pdf of the letter they released regarding the radio show interview of the so-called neurosurgeon.  http://www.aans.org/pdf/AANS_News/Mark_Levin_Statement_FINAL.PDF.

But as in wartime, the above could also have been planted by the Obama team to ridicule the Conservative right.  It is, well to read the legitimate latest researches into the aging of the brain issued by the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France and University College London in the UK

With an ageing population – one in four Britons will be older than 65 by the year 2035 – doctors claim ‘cognitive ageing will be one of the challenges of this century’.

Researchers from the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France and University College London in the UK studied more than 7,000 people over a 10-year period.

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Memory and other brain skills begin to decline at the age of 45 – much earlier than previously thought, say researchers.

A major study shows the brain’s capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension starts waning in middle age rather than in the 60s.

Experts say the finding is important because younger people should be encouraged to boost their brain power with healthier living, while some may benefit from medicines to stave off further decline.