Think You’re Too Old To Learn?
No one is too old to learn. Recent research has definitively shown that when you stop challenging the brain, the brain slows down. However… if you continue to challenge it, a process called Neuroplasticity occurs. The brain will create new neural pathways, new memories, when you repeat an activity over and over.
A great way to challenge your brain is to learn something completely new. Learning technology is kind of like learning Greek – it’s completely alien to the brain, so it’s challenging. It’s kind of like lifting weights when you’ve never done it before. It’s challenging to the muscles. But with commitment and repetition, the muscle builds and you can even increase the weight you lift.
Approaching something new takes a ‘can-do’ attitude. And I believe YOU can do it!
The Savvy Senior is always learning new things and understand that, in the case of cognitive health, it truly is a case of Use it or Lose it!!