The Future of Learning: ‘Superagers’ and Lifelong Learning

Episode 69

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The Future of Learning: ‘Superagers’ and Lifelong Learning

Stat: 94.7 million—It is estimated that the number of Americans ages 65 and older will nearly double from 49.2 million in 2016 to 94.7 million by 2060.

Story: In this final episode of the future of learning series, we explore the aging mind, including how brains change over the years, how to stimulate the mind, and which traits can be found in “superagers.” Our guests are Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at UT Dallas’ Center for Vital Longevity and Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Dr. Dayna Touron, professor and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC Greensboro and director of the UNCG Adult Cognition Lab, and Emily Rogalski, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University and associate director of the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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