This often-uttered expression truly applies to the adult brain.
The human brain is capable of neuroplasticity. That is brain is able to grow lay down new neurons and connections. Stimulating your brain has been proven to decrease likelihood of dementia even in people with the Alzheimer’s gene.
A few relevant stats:
– Japan has the lowest incidence of dementia/Alzheimer in women, next is Italy
– Average adult brain has 100 billion neurons in the brain with 500 trillion connections
– Learning creates new synaptic connections (relationships) in the brain
– Mental activity is synaptic connections
So get out of your comfort zone/routine, learn new activities challenge yourself no mater your age.
No excuses accepted!