An important issue to acquaint yourself with is cognition, specifically, what it is and how can it be studied. Cognition describes all of the skills necessary for us to successfully function in everyday life.
Simon Tan, Psy.D., A.B.P.P., is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in geriatric neurological and psychiatric disorders at Stanford University Medical Center.
About Wise Up
Wise Up is a site that will provide a comprehensive understanding of normal cognition in older adults and dispel many societal myths about aging. This site may also touch upon some controversial issues such as the notion of brain fitness, the capacity for consent to treatment, and assisted suicide.