Healthy Aging

Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth are discovering ways to strengthen and reverse losses in reasoning, problem solving and planning skills to support independent living in healthy older adults.

Among healthy adults, cognitive brain performance peaks, on average, around 40 years old, and then begins normal age-related decline.

Research shows the majority of healthy individuals have potential for maintaining intellect, capacity for learning and consistency in decision-making through their adult life when they remain mentally, physically and socially engaged. Instead of focusing solely on a decline in cognitive capacity, research at the Center for BrainHealth continually uncovers ways to capitalize on the brain’s dynamic capacity to be strengthened.

Recent discoveries

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