Expert Shares Three Methods for Keeping Your Brain Fit as You Age

After we hit a certain age, they thought our brain was as good as it was going to get, our mental abilities were set, and after that the only thing we had to look forward to was decline.

Expert Shares Three Methods for Keeping Your Brain Fit as You Age

After we hit a certain age, they thought our brain was as good as it was going to get, our mental abilities were set, and after that the only thing we had to look forward to was decline.

It wasn't too long ago that scientists believed our brains stopped developing after the first years of life. After we hit a certain age, they thought our brain was as good as it was going to get, our mental abilities were set, and after that the only thing we had to look forward to was decline. The field of neuroscience has put an end to the long-held notion. 

As renowned psychotherapist Dr. Andrea Brandt explains, through new research and scientific studies, we now know that our brains remain “plastic” — able to change and make new connections — throughout life. “We are capable of changing and developing until the day we die, and there are proven methods of improving our brains,” says Dr. Brandt 

With over 35 years of clinical experience, Dr. Brandt has helped thousands of clients work toward achieving their version of a better life, dedicating much of her work to the development of methods for overcoming the stigma of aging in this country and to growing older with purpose. In her latest book set for release tomorrowMindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, she outlines a specific process for embracing the aging process, specifically dedicating an entire chapter to brain fitness.

About the Author:
Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, has over 35 years of clinical experience as a renowned psychotherapist, speaker, and author. In her work, Dr. Brandt reveals positive paths to emotional health that teach you how to reinvent and empower yourself. She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical, and emotional wellness. 

A featured media expert, Dr. Brandt has appeared on numerous television programs, radio shows, and podcasts. She is a featured contributor for Psychology Today and has written blog posts for The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Psych Central, and more. Long recognized as a pioneer in the field of treating anger issues, Dr. Brandt is the author of 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom and her newest book, Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy. For more information, visitwww.agewithpurpose.com.