Hugh: Staying Positive Keeps Your Brain Sharp as You Age
Written by Hugh Campbell on April 14, 2023
It helps to think of the glass as half full! The Yale School of Public Health recently released a study showing that a positive attitude could help aging adult brains.
The study included 1,716 participants 65 and older. Those with a common type of memory loss who held positive beliefs regarding aging were 30% more likely to regain normal cognitive function, regardless of the severity of their memory loss.
While most people believe there’s no recovery from mild cognitive function, this may not be the case. “Little is known about why some recover while others don’t. That’s why we looked at positive age beliefs, to see if they would help provide an answer,” lead author Becca Levy said.