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Who was more optimistic about ageing?
In our survey, we had over 3000 responses from people aged from 40 years old to over 90. That means we can compare what different age groups believe about changes in thinking skills.
When we looked at the ages people expected thinking skills to change, an interesting pattern emerged. For all thinking skills, the people in their 40s estimated that changes would start about 10-15 years earlier than people in their 70s or older. You can see an example in the graph below that shows the  gures for memory.
Age group
40-49 50-59
60-69 70-79 80+
What keeps you sharp? A national survey about what people in the UK think about their thinking skills
Expected age memory changes might begin

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