Believe in Yourself!

Possessing confidence in your mental abilities is a key to staying sharp,according to Harvard Medical School brain experts. “Middle-aged and older learners do worse on memory tasks when exposed to negative stereotypes about aging and memory,” they said in a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. A 2009 report in Pyschology and Aging,confirms that people who hear–and give themselves–positive messages about their brain power stay sharp far longer.

 

Published in Humana/Reader’s Digest

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