What happens to the brain as we age?

Gracefully Aging Your Brain. The brain is obviously one of the most important organs of our bodies. We use it all the time, but how often do we actually think about the wellness of our brain?

Staying fit seems to be a growing concern in these modern times. People want to age gracefully by keeping a healthy diet, exercising regularly and staying away from stress. People may not know it, but these practices, which are mostly done for physique, can actually help your brain age with grace.

When the Brain Grows Old

What happens to the brain as we grow old? The brain has the capability to continuously grow neurons, even in old age.  However, as people get older, the brain takes a longer time to process the electrical response to a stimulus as proven empirically by Professor Walter R. Bixby of the University of Maryland and his research team.

Read more about dementia in an upcoming chapter.

Memory loss and brain aging due to dementia and alzheimer's disease as a medical icon of a group of color changing autumn fall trees shaped as a human head losing leaves as intelligence function on a white background.

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