>I wont add any stories about the other side of the coin - most of you will
>have seen people's minds harden with age, and may have noticed that death
>follows relatively soon afterwards. What I say is that it doesn't have to be
>that way. You must live to live. You've got to stay involved, got to always
>have purpose, drive. A bit of stress is even good for you!
Mental fitness is a must. Reading and other intellectual activities actually stave away senility. I'm not precise on the neurophysiology of this, but it's a definite organic process.