Exercising An Aging Brain

Author: Denise Grady | Source: The New York Times |

Learn.  Learn.  Learn.

It’s one of the 10 Joys of a Safe Retirement.

For so many reasons, continuing to learn enhances the lives of seniors and those who are retired.  The reality is fortunately that more and more retired people are seeing the need to continue to learn.  Not only for the joy that it brings but because of the health it brings to an aging mind.

In a recent article by Denise Grady of the New York Times in its special Retirement supplement, she writes, “MORE and more retired people are heading back to the nearest classroom — as students and, in some cases, teachers — and they are finding out that school can be lovelier the second time around. Some may be thinking of second careers, but most just want to keep their minds stimulated, learn something new or catch up with a subject they were always curious about but never had time for.

For many, at least part of the motivation is based on widespread reports that exercising the brain may preserve it, forestalling mental decline and maybe even Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

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