It is reported that a study in Denmark suggests that higher levels of lithium in water might delay the onset of dementia.
If you are anything like me,
You’ll have an awful memory,
And as we slowly older get,
Our brains, it seems, still more forget.
But scientists in Legoland,
Known, too, for pork, fresh, smoked or canned,
Have found where lithium is high,
In the local water supply,
It has helped old people stay spry,
And p’rhaps put off the day they die.
They found where water had a lot,
Less people there had lost the plot,
And so perhaps where it is low,
We should address the status-quo,
And ’cos it must be worth a try,
It should be put in the supply.
It would be very cheap to do,
Might help the many, not the few,
And though they might not win a quiz,
It should recharge their batteries!*
(* If you haven’t got it, lithium is a major component of modern batteries)