The Best Practices of “Cognitive SuperAgers”

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by Tanner Garrity for Inside Hook

They’re 80, but they can remember things like they’re 50. How do they do it?

The average 80-year-old remembers half as much as they did when they were 50. But “SuperAgers” experience no such decline. Their memory can actually improve in that 30-year span.

How is that possible? Well, the group — given their moniker by a team of Northwestern neuroscientists — has a lot working for them. They’re the best of the best (retiree memory-speaking), with phenomenal genetic predispositions and personal histories that have made their brains resilient.

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