[ExI] The Dementia Plague

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 11:08:27 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM, BillK  wrote:
> Good article about the coming dementia disaster.
> <http://www.technologyreview.com/featured-story/429494/the-dementia-plague/>

Another thought occurs. If dementia starts about 15 or 20 years before
symptoms appear, this has implications for cryonics. One hospital
reported that of patients aged 70 years or more, about 90% showed some
signs of cognitive impairment.

So elderly cryonics patients are probably storing brains already
damaged by dementia.
The rebuilding job becomes more complex.


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