Research shows a correlation between retiring and increased cognitive decline. Which is why the doctor still hasn’t retired and neither has his wife. “Sara, my wife of 66 years, also still practices psychoanalysis and psychiatry at age 89,” he shared.
“My job requires me to review a number of medical subjects and think through problems. Staying up to date with the latest advancements in neurology keeps my brain busy,” he explained.
Apart from work, other things that keep him mentally stimulated include volunteering, pursuing a hobby and learning new skills.
He shared, “In my early 60s, for example, I attended law school at night, after conducting my full-time medical practice. I passed the Ohio Bar Exam at 67.”