March 13-19 is Brain Awareness Week
Senior citizens should jog their memory daily
Virtually every day more research is focusing on issues impacting senior citizens. One recent example is a study that said keeping the mind active is a key to good health.
“As we age, we lose neurons, but these neurons can form new connections,” said Jim Wirth, human development specialist, University of Missouri Extension. “Research is being conducted now to determine if new brain connections develop with mental and physical exercise. Many researchers already believe that is the case.”
According to Wirth, the brain of a senior citizen is similar to the brain of a healthy young person. But, like muscles in our body, the brain can grow and change...
For ways to keep your mind stimulated and sharp, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/agingarticles/agingfeature20.htm