A new medical procedure called Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS) boosts brain functions and mental ability. It applies a small burst of electricity to specific brain centres.
It was developed to help patients with sub-optimal brain functions due to illness. However, it has also been found to “rejuvenate” ailing brain functions.
In a controlled experiment with 87-year old dementia sufferer, Edmond Sly from Slough, Mr Sly’s brain functions and mental acuity were rejuvenated to that of a 19-year old.
The effect lasted a couple of hours. Afterwards, Mr Sly said he had never thought about sex so much or so often for a long time. He chatted up the female staff, complained about the education system and asked for a “joint”.
He also asked for 15 minutes of privacy which eventually lasted 55 minutes. He later complained that his rejuvenated brain functions did not take account of his physical abilities.
During the test he was also able to use a remote control, play video games and rap. One of his efforts included the lines:
“I’m down with the bro
So you know when I go
That the blow and the Joe
Ain’t what’s making me slow.”
Whatever that means.
When the effects wore off he said it was the best two hours of his life although ten minutes later he had forgotten all about it.
Scientists are hoping to develop the system so the effects last longer.
They already have a list of volunteers. Most are older men, although one of the team’s directors said there were also some “older female celebrities” on the list but declined to give names due to doctor-patient privilege. Out of earshot, an assistant added: “But one is a soap star.”
But not everyone is happy with the process. Mr Sly’s Grandson, Stanley, 29, said: “That’s all we need – old folks running around thinking they’re bloody teenagers. ‘Rap?’ More like ‘crap’ you mean. Who’s going to change their incontinence pants, that’s what I want to know!””
A governmental ministerial assistant who insisted on remaining anonymous said: “We should zap the bloody House of Lords. Bunch of old farts don’t know their arse from their elbow – and both are of as much use as a eunuch in a brothel. No offence to brothel workers intended.
“Come to think if it, some of the bloody MPs could do with a shot up the jacksie!”
We explained that the procedure took place at the other end of the subject. The ministerial assistant shrugged, said: “There’s no bloody difference.” And walked away.
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