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It's all Downhill from 27

I have more forgetful moments these days, “a sign of age” I joke as my wife extracts yet another white hair from my head (I keep telling her I’m going to go grey gracefully like George Clooney but she’s having none of it!).

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Now in a new study by Virginia University it’s announced that it’s all downhill from 27 (and there was me hoping it was plain sailing until I was 40!). So clearly I’m past it already – this news gives me more ammunition for not taking part in my wife’s gardening or decorating schemes I think!

Professor Timothy Salthouse has found that reasoning, speed of thought and spatial visualisation all decline in your late 20’s, fortunately my wife is only 48 hours younger than me so won’t get the chance to wind me up too much about my downhill struggle!

On the other hand my sister should worry – she’s at her mental peak right now..

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This entry was posted on Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Comments (6)


  1. Hey! Definitely join my “Hooray for Grey” campaign…even the Guardian are getting in on the act: http://bit.ly/IXRu8

  2. Kate says:

    Oy you – where does that leave me then? There’s just no hope at very nearly 55! But at least there’s no grey hair here!!!

    Kates last blog post..Check Out your Check in!

  3. Lottie says:

    Men can get away with it – It’s distinguished, sexy, unfair.

    I recently found my first grey hair. I quick footed it to the Hairdresser’s couch to show her my new ailment. It’s a blond hair she scoffed, checking my birth cert and medical history.

    Phew! I said to myself. But them a few more “blond” hairs appeared.

    I made another appointment. She hmmed and hawed then came to the conclusion that as the “blond” was localized to one circular area at the front of my head that I must have received a sharp bump tot he head.

    Phew! I said to myself. That makes sense. I’m terribly clumsy and could easily have given my self a near concussion without realizing it.

    Then the “blond/grey” area expanded to other parts of my scalp and I finally worked up the nerve last weekend to take a family history. My mother sighed and nodded at me from across the table. “As yes” she sighed knowingly “i got my first grey hairs at 26 too”.

    What I want to know, after spending a small fortune in the hairdressers getting an erroneous diagnosis, is why this wasn’t disclosed to me at an earlier age. I could have pre-empted the turn. I could have went neon blonde and argued that it was just the peroxide.

    Life’s a bitch.

    Lotties last blog post..Running Up That Hill

  4. Rhys says:

    HI Keiron

    Watch out for those grey hairs buddy – look what they earned me! [See commentLuv]

    Off topic, but:

    Have you seen the ‘review’ of your site on Tuscson SEO Solutions? (84)

    Cheers – Rhys

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  5. Keiron says:

    Hi Rhys,

    I keep an eye on them!!

    I saw the review – what’s that all about?

  6. jeffrey says:

    woow, may be i should start thinking about that, i am 20 i am on my prime now, and it aint getting any better than that, i mind set now has to be to live life to the fullest.

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