Cognitive Aging: A Primer
The brief’s key findings are:
- A growing body of research shows that cognitive aging reduces the brain’s processing ability, but also increases its stock of useful knowledge.
- On balance, most workers are able to stay productive through their 50s and 60s and retain the capacity to manage their finances once they retire.
- Some people, however, are vulnerable to declining performance in the workplace or to making poor financial decisions.
- Forthcoming briefs will assess these issues in greater depth.