Does Old Age Begin at 27?

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memory, aging, knotI just read that we start getting old at age 27.

I'm almost 35. Does this mean I need to call the funeral home and start planning my arrangements?

According to a new study at the University of Virginia, our brain's abilities peak at age 22 and spiral into decline thereafter.

I know for fact this isn't true. If my brain had been at its peak when I was 22 years old, I wouldn't have married my first husband.

The study, published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, said that test scores for reasoning and speed of thought began to drop at age 27. Memory dropped at age 37. On the positive side, our vocabularies improve around 60.

Wait, I forgot what this story is about.

Oh, it's about age 27 being the new age 90.

Do you buy it? Do you think we start to get old at age 27?

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