pdxcascadian1 karma2019-07-13 06:14:57 UTC
Couldn't the same be said about the general population? I know people my age, mid 30's, who are literally rocket scientists and others who don't know the difference between our and are. That's without the increased risk of dementia, etc.
I don't doubt that those seniors could whip me at bridge, chess or the crossword puzzle (I don't play any of them) but I do doubt that they would be better than their 50 year old self at any of those (providing that their 50 year old self had the free time that their 80/90 year old self would have to practice such things).
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pdxcascadian1 karma2019-07-12 16:26:46 UTC
I have heard about seniors being more susceptible to financial fraud, but how does/could this apply to politics? I hear people like Bill Maher talk about ageism in politics, claiming that people are at their peak "wisdom" around the same age that these studies are telling us that they're also more susceptible to fraud. If someone is more likely to be duped by a financial scam aren't they just as likely (I'm assuming more actually) to be taken in by conspiracy theories and scare tactic politics? Do you think the vulnerability, despite otherwise seeming healthy, could spill out into politics? (Trump, Biden, McConnell, Sanders, Pelosi, etc are all well into their 70's and even 80's, isn't that well into the age of vulnerability?)
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