Saturday, August 17, 2013
Aging Brain and Names
Having trouble recalling names? When older people can no longer remember names at a meeting or social gathering, the tendency is to immediately assume that their brainpower is declining. But a growing number of studies suggest that this assumption may be erroneous. Instead, the research finds, the aging brain is simply taking in more data and trying to sift through a clutter of information, often to its long-term benefit. The studies are analyzed in a new edition of a neurology book, Progress in Brain Research. There are strategies to help retard the onset of symptoms of aging, you know. Remember to keep stimulating your brain with at least 30 minutes of challenging brain aerobic exercises a day. AND read aloud for at least 10 minutes every day.