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What does “normal aging” mean? Do we all age the same way?

Posted Jan 25 2007 12:00am

Healthy SeniorsHere is question 12 of 25 from Brain Fitness 101: Answers to Your Top 25 Questions. To download the complete version, please click here.

Question:
What does “normal aging” mean? Do we all age the same way?

Key Points:

  • Age-related cognitive decline typically starts at about 40 when your brain processing speed slows down.
  • At the same time, older adults have generally acquired more knowledge and wisdom, but may still have difficulties memorizing specific information.
  • The more education people have and the more their minds are challenged throughout lifetime, the less they suffer from age-related decline.

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