Evidence suggests that the simple act of remaining engaged in the learning process throughout life has certain health benefits, especially on neurology. If our brain is not challenged with new learning, its capabilities can gradually erode over time. New evidence even shows that participation in an ongoing intellectual program can contribute to healthier brains and happier senior adults. Lifelong learning is more than a way to keep idle hands busy; it is a way to provide interaction and engagement and enable all residents to feel connected with their community.
The Need for a Social Revolution in Senior Care
Lisa Genova, TED Talk, “What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s”