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A senior moment of clarity about age

- By Mark Waghorn

SENIOR moments aren’t just about embarrassi­ng slip-ups – because key mental skills improve with age.

And this scientific finding could lead to better dementia and age-linked therapies.

A US study found long-practised skills like responding to new informatio­n and focusing on what is important in a given situation improve from our 50s onwards.

Professor Michael Ullman, of Georgetown University, said: “These results are amazing.

“They not only change our view of how ageing affects the mind, but may also lead to clinical improvemen­ts, including for patients with disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.”

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