Now you know the REST of the story about older people’s brains…
People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information stored in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive becomes fuller, humans also take longer to access information, it has been suggested.
[Does this mean we need the software equivalent of a “crap cleaner” for our brains?]
Researchers say this slowing down 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. On the contrary, they simply know more, but just may not be able to access the information.
[But watch out, because when we do gain access, all heck will break loose!]
Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for.
This is NOT a memory problem. It is nature’s way of making older people do more exercise.
Thank YOU, John Quick for sharing this bit o’ humor!
WAIT! There’s MORE… Here’s the TRUTH!
Brains of older people slow down ‘because they are too full of information
[Bracketed comments by The Caregiver’s Voice]