Resilience: building cognitive reserve
Some people are able to maintain better brain function as they age, even if they develop the physical damage associated with dementia. This protective ‘cognitive reserve’ appears to be linked to modifiable factors such as:Some scientists believe that our brains can also hold some reserve to ward off the impacts of damage over time.
- The level of education reached
- Carrying out cognitively demanding tasks
- Being socially active
- What changes could you make to build reserve?
- Have you ever been described as resilient, or do you know anyone that you would describe as resilient?
- Have you ever come across resilience in other areas of health?
Strategies for Successful Ageing
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