July 11, 2013 | David

Though I'm not afraid of dying, the thought of losing my mental faculties in old age scares me. But is it likely to happen to me?

Danish researchers studied the mental abilities of people who have lived beyond 90. They found that people in their 90s now performed better on cognitive tests than those born a decade earlier did at around the same age. I think that's great news if the trend is a general one. I only want to live a long life if I can enjoy it!

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