Tuesday, March 28, 2017
A friend sent this explanation in an email.
"Brains of older people are slow because they know so much.
People do not decline mentally with age,
it just takes them longer to recall facts because
they have more information in their brains …
"Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full,
so, too, do humans take longer to access information when their brains are full.
"Researchers say this slowing down process is
because the human brain works slower in old age,
…because we have stored more information over time.
"The brains of older people do not get weak.
On the contrary, they simply know more.
"Also, older people often go to another room to get something
and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for.
It is NOT a memory problem,
it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.
"Now when I reach for a word or a name,
I won't excuse myself by saying
"I'm having a senior moment".
"Instead, I'll say, "MY DISK IS FULL!"
"I have more friends I should send this to,
but right now I can't remember their names . . . "