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Seniors-You Can Mold & Optimize Your Brain at Any Age - Contributed by Dr Sandeep Vaishnavi* MD, Phd & Dr Vani Rao** MD, DFAPA, FANPA

                                          Canva Design Modified by Blog Owner Santalakshmi You Can Mold and Optimize your Brain Functioning. That’s because of neuroplasticity of the brain What is Neuroplasticity?  Neuroplasticity is the capability of the brain to mold and change. A long time ago, we believed that the brain is static and unchangeable. In fact, there is an old saying that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. But this is wrong. The brain has plasticity – it is not hardwired and fixed; it is moldable and changeable. It can flex, change, and form new pathways when stimulated. Old dogs can learn new tricks and so can humans! Every time we learn something new, the brain changes a little. And if repeated continuously, new pathways can be formed. This is true for both young and the old. Of course, neuroplasticity is at its peak in the very young, children, and early adulthood, but it does not stop growing and forming new connections. Even as we age, we can keep our brains health