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A New Type Of Dementia Plagues America

• by John Mac Ghlionn

Memory impairment isn't just affecting the elderly. By 2050, the number of U.S. adults over the age of 40 living with dementia is expected to more than double, from 5.2 million to 10.5 million. To compound matters, there's a new type of dementia plaguing Americans, one that's affecting people much younger than 40. It's called digital dementia, and millions of unsuspecting, young Americans are at risk.

major health epidemic, digital dementia occurs when one part of the brain is overstimulated and another part of the brain is understimulated. When we mindlessly use digital devices, the frontal lobe, which is responsible for higher-level executive functions, gets little, if any, use. Meanwhile, the occipital lobe, the visual processor located at the back of the brain, gets bombarded with sensory input. Slouched over and spaced out, people, both young and old, are abusing their brains, day in and day out. Preteens and teens are particularly at risk for two reasons:

An American 8 to 12-year-old spends an average of 4.7 hours a day scrolling their lives away. That's around 70 days in a given year.

The prefrontal cortex (PFC), the brain region responsible for planning and decision-making, doesn't fully develop until the age of 25.

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Apparently it's true.... Rom 1:22  Claiming to be wise, they became fools,  Rom 1:26  Because of this Elohim gave them over to degrading passions. For even their women exchanged natural relations for what is against nature,  Rom 1:27  and likewise, the men also, having left natural relations with woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing indecency, and receiving back the reward which was due for their straying.  Rom 1:28  And even as they did not think it worthwhile to possess the knowledge of Elohim, Elohim gave them over to a worthless mind, to do what is improper,  Rom 1:29  having been filled with all unrighteousness, whoring, wickedness, greed, evil; filled with envy, murder, fighting, deceit, evil habits; whisperers,  Rom 1:30  slanderers, haters of Elohim, insolent, proud, boasters, devisers of evils, disobedient to parents,  Rom 1:31  without discernment, covenant breakers, unloving, unforgiving, ruthless;  (ISR)