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!
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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