UI researcher finds pursuing new challenges helps to age well

UI researcher finds pursuing new challenges helps to age well

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Monday, February 4, 2013
Shirley Joel edits video in her Manhattan apartment. The active 84-year-old learned to use Final Cut Pro editing software during her eighties. (Elizabeth Stuart)

Kristi Williams, a University of Iowa professor of gerontological nursing, says a 2011 study she co-authored found that seniors who challenge their brains, keep moving, eat well, and maintain social connections experiencing positive effects in maintaining memory and thinking ability.

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