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Day: September 30, 2022

How to Stimulate the Elderly Brain

How to Stimulate the Elderly Brain

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Understand the basics of neuroplasticity and how it changes as we age Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to adapt and change in response to experience. This process begins in early childhood when the brain is rapidly growing and reorganizing in response to input from the environment. This plasticity decreases as we age, though it does not stop entirely. Studies have shown that even in older adults, the brain can continue to make new connections and learn new information. The key to maintaining neuroplasticity into old age is to keep challenging the brain with new experiences. This could include learning a new language, taking up a new hobby, or simply spending more time socializing with friends and family. By keeping the brain active and engaged, we can help it to stay plastic a...