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Cognitive Decline

Tom Shakespeare says increasing wisdom in middle age is at least some compensation for declining cognitive powers. "Wisdom is not the amount you know, it's how you see and how you interpret what you see."
Producer: Sheila Cook.

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A Point of View: The upside of losing one's memory

A Point of View: The upside of losing one's memory

In middle age people's brains can start to slow down - a process that it is both terrifying and enlightening, says Tom Shakespeare.

Read Tom Shakespeare's article on the BBC News website

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