What is Cognitive Aging?
As we age, our brains age too. Cognitive aging is a natural process that can have both positive and negative effects and these effects vary widely from person to person. Our brains age at different rates and in different ways.
It’s important to know that cognitive aging is not a disease. Brain changes as one ages are
normal and start at birth and continue throughout one’s life. While things like our knowledge and vocabulary increase with age, other abilities like decision-making, speed in which we do it and some memories may decline with age. There is growing research that confirms it is possible to maintain cognitive health as one ages, allowing for an independent and full life.
Learn more at McKnight Brain Research Foundation