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Wayne L. Klein, PhD

Neuropsychological Assessment of Children & Adults; Couples & Individual Psychotherapy Offices in Franklin, MA & Spaulding Center for Children, Sandwich, MA
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All physical and most cognitive functions tend to decline with age. However, there is good news. In the cognitive realm, wisdom and knowledge can, under the right circumstances, continue to increase throughout the lifespan. Indeed, it is said that if there were an Olympic event for wisdom, it would be won by octogenarians. The elderly may have a greater capacity to regulate emotion. Many aspects of physical fitness can be improved at any age. Ada Thomas finally had time to begin jogging after retirement at age 65. She ran her first marathon at age 68 and then went on to win the San Francisco Marathon in her age division.
 


 

 We have a say in whether we will age successfully, typically or pathologically. Our say consists of the hundreds of decisions we make every day over the course of a lifetime.

 

 

Psychological keys to a long life

 

Light, Very Wise Video on Aging