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How thinking skills change with age
When we refer to thinking skills, we mean a whole range of things including our ability to remember things and make decisions, solving problems and thinking creatively, how quickly we can react and take in information, to our word and number skills.
In the survey [details about how we conducted the survey are given at the
end of the report], we gave people a list of thinking skills and asked when they thought those might start to change with age.
As you can see from the graph, people thought memory might be the thinking skill that would decline earliest, followed by speed of thinking.
At the other end, people expected our ability with words and our wisdom and knowledge would be the skills we might maintain for the longest time.
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What keeps you sharp? A national survey about what people in the UK think about their thinking skills
Expected age changes might begin

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