You can't teach an old dog new tricks, the saying goes. And for many years, people believed the brain was pretty much set in adulthood, unreceptive to change, growth and adaptation. We now know that's not strictly true. While not nearly as flexible as youthful brains, adults' grey matter can still be stretched and toned, just like a muscle.
In this edition of HealthConnections, Dr. Carole Myers tells adults what can be done to improve and build upon brain health throughout your adult life. She also recommends two websites that can help you learn more: The National Institute on Aging's Brain Health, and the Cleveland Clinic's Healthy Brains.