Digital photography to stave off age decline

Posted on by Mike Evans

So now we know. If you are over 60 and becoming a bit forgetful you should take up digital photography. Or quilt making, as it happens. I'll stick with photography, thank you very much, since I have never shown much interest in quilts. This morning's Telegraph, quoting Psychological Science, tells us that crosswords and other such pastimes are out as far as over 60s are concerned. The real way to a long productive life is to take up something challenging. The researchers selected digital photography and quilt making as a means of providing continuous and prolonged mental challenge. Volunteers taking up these two challenges improved their longterm memory while a third group listening to classical music and completing crosswords showed no improvement. Fascinating stuff.