Our second story focuses on the importance of staying mentally active as we age. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, keeping the brain active seems to increase its vitality and may build reserves of brain cells and connections. You can even generate new brain cells.
Being mentally active doesn’t mean you have to turn your life upside down. The Alzheimer’s Association suggests starting small, like a daily walk, and then add other small changes, like crossword puzzles.
Bill Horstman is a tall, lean 70 year old with a full head of hair and has no problem staying mentally active.
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This story is the second story in our Aging Successfully Series, a series of stories designed to provide a glimpse into the lives of older adults who are aging successfully. Each story will focus on a different topic of well-being and show how these individuals are excelling in each.