Here we explore issues of growing older and offer ideas about actively aging so your later years can be productive, meaningful, and fulfilling. And, if like me you're a grandparent, we'll also examine how to best handle that grand later-life role.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7 Myths About the Aging Brain Debunked
When it comes to what happens to the brain as it ages, don’t believe everything you hear. There are many myths about the ability of older people to keep their memory and concentration in tip-top shape.
There is no evidence that brain games, for example, live up to their promise of better mental acuity. That’s one finding in a new report by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), an independent collaborative of scientists, health professionals, scholars and policy experts that was convened by AARP.
Here are some of the myths the GCBH examined and why they’re wrong: