Mar 12, 2009
Staying Sharp Wisdom, Ageing and Cognitive Meeting
The European Dana Alliance and the University of the Third Age co-sponsored "Wisdom, Ageing and Cognitive Fitness", a Staying Sharp panel discussion at The Royal Society on 12 March, 2009. The event was part of the international Brain Awareness Week celebration.
The panel discussion centered on three main questions:
- What can we do to increase our chances of having healthy, busy brains into old age?
- How can older people continue to make important contributions to society?
- What is the evidence for the "use it or lose it" hypothesis?
Colin Blakemore, University of Oxford, Felicia Huppert, director of Cambridge interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ageing, and Tom Kirkwoood, University of New Castle,were the discussants. Vivienne Parry, writer and broadcaster was the moderator.