The Benefits of Learning in Later Life

Learning may seem intimidating later in life, particularly if you are not an expert at using computers, tablets, or the Internet in general. However, there are many benefits to learning in your senior years, particularly if you are still in work, thinking about returning to work or are considering starting your own business.


Learning Improves Brain Function


A study showed that 60 to 90 year olds had improved cognitive abilities when learning challenging tasks so, the more you learn, the more effective you will become at picking up other new things. Other studies have shown that learning can improve overall mental health; learners of the average age of 80 were less likely to develop brain-related illnesses such as dementia. In short, you are exercising your brain, keeping it healthy as you get older.

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