Saturday, August 15, 2009

U.S. seniors smarter than their congressmen?

That study hasn't been done, but there was one at the U of Michigan that seems to show American seniors are about 10 years better off than British seniors. Maybe it's all that waiting in line for medical care that the over 65s in England have to put up with?

"U.S. seniors performed significantly better than their counterparts in England on standard tests of memory and cognitive function, according to a new study.

The study is the first known international comparison of cognitive function in nationally representative samples of older adults in the United States and England. The report is published in the June 25 peer-reviewed journal BMC Geriatrics."

Full report here.

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