A friend of mine sent me an email that explains it al, and I had to share it with you.
Brains of older people are slow because they know so much. Scientists believe that people do not decline mentally with age; it just takes longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains. Much like a computer struggels as the hard drive gets full, so, to, do humans take longer to access information when their brains are full.
Researchers say this slowing down process is not the same as cognitive decline. The human brain works slower in old age, said Dr. Michael Ramscar, but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weak. To the contrary, they simply know more.
Also, older people often go to another room to get something and stand there wondering what they came for. This is NOT a memory problem; it’s natures’ way of making older people do more exercise.
Now when I reach for a word or name, I won’t excuse myself by saying, “I’m having a senior moment.” Now, I’ll say, “My disk is full.”
I have more friends I should forward this to, but right now, I can’t remember their names.
Please forward this to your friends; they may be my friends, too.
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