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Cynicism linked to dementia in new study
Medical News Today ^ | May 29, 2014

Posted on 05/30/2014 11:22:51 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Cynicism linked to dementia in new study Thursday 29 May 2014 - 12am PST Alzheimer's / Dementia Psychology / Psychiatry Seniors / Aging

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Cynical distrust is characterized by the belief that others are motivated by selfish interests. Though it may appear to be merely a "glass is half empty" point of view, researchers say having this viewpoint increases chances of developing dementia.

The researchers, led by Anna-Malia Tolppanen, PhD, of the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, publish their findings in the journal Neurology.

They say that cynicism has been previously linked with other health problems, including heart disease, but this study is the first to examine the link between cynicism and dementia.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: cynic; demenitia; mental; seniors

Compared with their low-level counterparts, individuals with high levels of cynical distrust are three times more likely to develop dementia, researchers say.

Well, that pretty much does it for Freepers. It's all over unless you change your ways and believe ALL that 'Dear Leader' and his minions have to say......

It's off to the government 'home' confinement for Freepers.

1 posted on 05/30/2014 11:22:52 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I’m doomed. It’s all a plot by the Dems.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 11:24:22 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau

3 posted on 05/30/2014 11:31:02 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Sorry, but cynicism is also a product of learning that there are a lot of idiots out there.

Most of them either work in the gubmit, voted for the Obamadork...or both.

And, after all, if one is not cynical about liberalism, one has much more serious cognitive problems.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 11:32:39 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: KeyLargo

Cynics say not that other people CAN be influenced by selfishness, but that they MUST be influenced by selfishness.

Sometimes the cynics save themselves from disappointment that way, but they can also let a lot of goodness just fall on the floor.

“What’s it all about... Alfie?”


5 posted on 05/30/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Da Coyote

Classic Christian doctrine tells us we have something far more complex at hand. A fallen humanity, of which any individual soul can be saved if it chooses to accept the salvation, but even if it is, it won’t be perfect in this mortal coil.

Oversimplifications simply fail (I hope that is not an oxymoron).


6 posted on 05/30/2014 11:34:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: KeyLargo

I am done for.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 11:36:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: KeyLargo

Also, this is about Alzheimer’s disease, a particular kind of dementia. Not about dementia in general.

The bad cynic is the one who dismisses everything as incorrigibly selfish.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 11:36:52 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Cynic, root kino, GR bitch, female dog.
9 posted on 05/30/2014 11:37:12 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: Little Bill

I’ve seen it traced to “doglike.” But “Bitchy” does seem more apropos.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 11:38:14 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: KeyLargo


11 posted on 05/30/2014 11:39:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Da Coyote

12 posted on 05/30/2014 11:40:14 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Little Bill

And yes, people can get pretty “damned” small and mean. Dogs are sometimes used as metaphors with a negative connotation in the bible (for example a group of people attacking someone who did nothing to deserve it).

Of course all generalizations are wrong :-). We are not speaking of the loyal dog who would die for his owner, etc.

Our problems come from sin, in classic Biblical and Christian understanding. God intended people to be caught up in His love, but He permitted a choice rather than turn them into puppets without a will.

When it dawns on a person that the Lord will fight on behalf of a loyal follower’s soul, even though he could not deserve it, a significant breakthrough has been made in the situation. This fight is what the cross of Christ is about.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 11:44:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: KeyLargo

But, man, hope in just what?

Got to get your target accurate. As C. S. Lewis put it, a voyage that was intended to go to New York City would fail if it actually ended in Calcutta.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 11:45:16 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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15 posted on 05/30/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Yeah, right.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 11:53:18 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Read Herodotus about Cyrus’ ancestry, his mother, from which his name was derived was kino aka bitch, female dog.

I doubt either Herodotus or Cyrus were called to Jesus.

17 posted on 05/30/2014 12:00:30 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: KeyLargo
Optimist: The glass is half full.
Pessimist: The glass is half empty.
Me: Who took the other half?
18 posted on 05/30/2014 12:20:09 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: glorgau

I came to post “I’m Doomed”....and then discovered its all of FReeperdom!


19 posted on 05/30/2014 12:55:34 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: real saxophonist
"Optimist: The glass is half full. Pessimist: The glass is half empty. Me: Who took the other half?"

Yep.

20 posted on 05/30/2014 2:29:40 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

The flip side of a cynical attitude is a realistic one.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 3:38:41 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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