A new study says that people start losing their brain powers as early as 45 years of age.
The results of the tests show that cognitive scores declined in all categories except vocabulary – and there was a faster decline in older people.
The study found a 9.6% decline in mental reasoning in men aged 65-70 and a 7.4% decline for women of the same age.
For men and women aged 45-49, there was a 3.6% decline.
Since my work involves mainly words, the lack of decline in vocabulary skills may be masking my decrepitude.
The study can be read here.