When does old age begin? Around 27, according to some new research out of the University of Virginia. Professor Timothy Salthouse has published the results of a seven-year study into aging, asking the study’s participants to remember words and do puzzles etc. He found the age of optimum performance is 22. And the age at which things begin to fall apart is 27.
This might explain why my 23-year-old son received an AARP membership solicitation last week. Welcome to the club, old timer!