Paiger's TIP OF THE DAY: The Advantages of the Middle-Age Brain!
by Paige Connard
"A study in the British Medical Journal lit up the Internet last week with the conclusion that cognitive decline begins at age 45. While it’s true that some innate skills like memory and speed of reasoning fall off as we age, other aspects of intelligence related to learning and experience actually improve."
I'm posting this because it's something that I've been experiencing a lot of lately and then as usually my wonderful friend that I did a previous special posting on, Scott Freeman, posted the article for everyone to read.
Following are the things that I had ALREADY STARTED WRITING and I planned on telling all of you that had been happening to me lately, that have been: The Advantages of MY Middle-Age Brain! ;-)
So here you go!
HOW YOUR DREAMS CAN MAKE YOU SMARTER - (http://ideas.time.com/2012/01/04/how-your-dreams-can-make-you-smarter/
) - Positive and Negative for me at times! - Having and waking up in the mornings a few times after dreams that I had just had! These are things that PREVIOUSLY, (for some strange reason!) hadn't happened to me except for just a couple of times ever since my head injury!
And the other couple of times (especially the initial ones!) that it did happen, they were both very negative things that made me cry and I woke up thinking they had actually happened! The ones that just happened were so far two days in a row for the first time and they were slightly negative, but not too bad! ;-)
BEING ABLE TO RECALL THINGS - This is one of the additional positive things from my aging! Funny thing about this is that it actually happens that I recall things more frequently than several of my close family and friends, and they don't have any head injury excuse like I do, just old age!
And this is what Scott had originally posted here on facebook that has more detailed information from the article:
The Advantages of the Middle-Age Brain
Despite news reports about cognitive decline starting at 45, the middle-aged brain actually performs better in other ways.
My response to Scott Freeman's Posting after reading it, and he gave me a THUMBS UP!:
"Okay my friend, you've done it again! You've read MY MIND! This is EXACTLY what I've been experiencing more lately since I'm becoming older (and actually even more within the last several days!) And I was actually planning on posting as my TIP OF THE DAY for tomorrow! Just wait until you see what I post and I will refer people to read this also! Thanks again! ;-)"Doug's Reply.
Cognitive decline begins at 45? Now I'm really worried - because I'm 43! Guess I'll need to double-up on my brain games training from now on to head off the mental decline. :)
I think it may be true that some mental abilities improve with age. Your experience with dreams and recall, for instance, is quite interesting and encouraging.
And I've noticed some age-related improvements of my own. For instance, my reading comprehension seems better today than what I remember it being as a young man. I get a lot more out of books these days. Not sure why that is, but I welcome it.