Maintain a Youthful Brain in Old Age

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It appears that some mistakes from one’s youth can be corrected. What you do in old age matters most when it comes to maintaining a youthful brain, not what you did earlier in life, according to new research.

  • “Although some memory functions do tend to decline as we get older, several elderly show well-preserved functioning, and this is related to a well-preserved, youth-like brain,” said Professor Lars Nyberg of Umea University in Sweden.
  • Education won’t save your brain – PhDs are as likely as high school dropouts to experience memory loss with old age, the researchers say. Don’t count on your job either. Those with a complex or demanding career may enjoy a limited advantage, but those benefits quickly dwindle after retirement.
  • Engagement is the secret to success. Those who are socially, mentally and physically stimulated adequately show better cognitive performance with a brain that appears younger than its years. “There is quite solid evidence that staying physically and mentally active is a way toward brain maintenance,” Nyberg said.

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