The politics of presidential illness

@inproceedings{Gilbert2014ThePO,
  title={The politics of presidential illness},
  author={Robert E. Gilbert},
  booktitle={Politics and the Life Sciences},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract This paper assesses the likelihood that the Iran-Contra scandal was shaped heavily by the effects of Ronald Reagan's cancer surgery in summer, 1985. During the President's hospitalization and in the period soon after, he took several actions—which he apparently did not remember—that launched a policy that was unwise, counterproductive, and a failure. These damaged both his Administration and his standing in history. The 25th Amendment afforded Reagan the means by which his involvement… 

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Neurologische Erkrankung und Politik

Executive dysfunction, brain aging, and political leadership

TLDR
Age-related decline in executive function appears to be a relatively selective cognitive deterioration, generally sparing language and memory function, and based on the known neuroanatomical and neuropathological changes that occur with aging, it is likely that a significant proportion of political leaders over the age of 65 have impairment of executive function.

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