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Re: Sailing as a senior

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... You guys are not in cognitive decline. I have some old family members and the sharp older ones are almost 100% and the declined ones are in a vague la la land. Its a pretty marked difference.
Even for those off us with no pathology, this is a big deal. I thought sailing and writing were keeping me sharp. Then I took on a large engineering consulting project and learned just how much I had slid both in speed and project organization. Within a few months I was up to speed, but there is no substitute for constantly challenging the mind. Of course, there is the stress. But the difference is it's not a career job that I have to sweat loosing. It's "good" stress, like exercise.

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