We hope that you have learned some new and interesting theories while reading this book. By now, you know how important the learning process is to regaining and maintaining your mental agility. The very process of reading this book has generated millions of neuron signals that passed through previously existing connections. Other millions of signals have caused the creation of new connections.
We hope you tried the various activities as you progressed through this book. You can continue to reinforce these learning and memory strategies throughout the rest of your life. Lifelong learning can take place anywhere, at any time. We recommend that you explore other materials relating to these topics. Start with the resources in the appendixes. If you were interested in some of the health issues, for example, go to the library, or go out on the Internet and research the topic. Apply the various strategies to learning about information pertinent to your lifestyle. But remember as you become comfortable with a topic or skill to stretch yourself again mentally and move on to other new and novel experiences and topics.
Let us offer one last caution. We are bombarded daily with fast, easy solutions for everything from weight loss to brain enhancement. To paraphrase Euclid, there is no royal road to mental agility. It will take critical analyses of quickfix promotions of hormone products or other dietary supplements to determine whether they are right for you. Always discuss products like this with your physician, even if they are readily available as over-the-counter supplements. If it sounds too good to be true ...
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