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The mental powers of super-agers
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
Can you keep your brain young as you age?
The general thinking is that memory and other brain functions automatically slow with age. But older adults known as "super-agers" have changed that perception. "This group of individuals can maintain optimal brain power much longer in life," says Yuta Katsumi, an instructor in neurology with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. "They suggest that age-related brain changes are not always inevitable."
Old brain, young brain
Memory decline is often linked to brain shrinkage. But how much brain size changes with age is highly variable.
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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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