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The playbook of laughter and forgetting

Originally Published: October 2, 2009
By Jeff MacGregor | Page 2

Before they slip my mind, some thoughts this week on memory and vanity and the long goodbye.

Earlier this week a study from the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research made headlines with its assertion that retired NFL players report diagnoses of dementia at a rate anywhere from 5 to 19 times higher than that of the general population. Not 5 percent to 19 percent higher. They mean 5 times higher. And 19 times higher.

The study was based on telephone interviews ...

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