Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

This would explain a lot

Dementia and the voter:

As swing states with large elderly populations such as Florida gear up for another presidential election, a sleeper issue has been gaining attention on medical, legal and political radar screens: Many people with advanced dementia appear to be voting in elections -- including through absentee ballot. Although there are no national statistics, two studies in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island found that patients at dementia clinics turned out in higher numbers than the general population.


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