Myth: Ageing makes You Unable to Adapt to New Situations

Older people are not only able to adapt to new situations, they are actually experts at adapting. During a lifetime of experience, they have had to adapt to innumerable changes and transitions in life. Imagine the changes which todays’ 60, 70, 80 and 90 year olds have seen just in terms of information technology. Neuroscience is confirming that older people can maintain adaptability - new research has given a renewed, positive view of the human brain and its potential for change and development throughout life. (add refs and a bit about use it or lose it)

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