How Cognitive Decline May Affect Ageing Leaders

With the US election looming, a lot of emphasis is currently being placed on the age of the presidential candidates. There is much speculation about potential cognitive decline, and how it may affect their ability to lead. This opens up a broader conversation about how we choose our leaders, and how age plays a role in their ability to make tough decisions under pressure. There’s a lot of conjecture in this space – so to help us wade through it, The Thursday Daily’s Willy Russo spoke with Professor Kaarin Anstey – an expert in the field of cognitive decline and dementia to give us the scientific facts.

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