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I didn't see the Guardian take on it, but everyone else is presenting it as a cause.Nada said:the Guardian said pretty much that the researchers weren't sure if loneliness wasn't a symptom of dementia rather than a cause
Please don't think I'm arguing on this one but I've never gone with the phrases people trot out like "use it or lose it", or "if you don't pay for it you won't value it". Generally they are initiated by people who are trying to sell you something - books on sudoku, gym memberships, computer software, etc. People generally don't normally tend not to walk, think etc to the extent that they forget how to do it. And they certainly don't forget how to write their own signature....Grannie G said:It is commomly accepted that ` If you don`t use it, you lose it.`
Sylvia, the important thing about these discussions is that they enable us to think outside our normal boxes. When I'm thinking about things and talking to someone, I use the scattergun approach - I fire all sorts of ideas, daft, and sensible alike, and I find that others can help me weed the wheat from the chaff.Grannie G said:Forget it folks. I don`t know where I was coming from on that one