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Brain fitness for living and aging well by Alvaro Fernandez, MA, MBA, and Pascale Michelon, PhD

What’s new in the world of brain fitness since the summer of 2009, when the Journal on Active Aging® published the article “Healthy brain aging: why we need to retool ‘Use it or lose it’”?

Much, it turns out.

First, in light of growing research, we need to update our thinking from “Use it or lose it” to “Use it and keep it.” As discussed below, the opportunity at hand is not primarily about the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, it is truly about active aging.

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