I have been marvelling about the decline of my brain for many years. I used to feel so intelligent and "with it". I could multi-task, adapt what I knew to new situations, and figure out all kinds of things. My IQ is still decent, but in day-to-day functioning, it actually frightens me how dumb I sometimes feel.
Last night I played Brain Age 2 for the first time (It's on Nintendo DS). I was HORRIFIED to find out my brain age - SEVENTY-EIGHT! That's 40 additional years on my brain. I'm shocked and shocked again! Twenty is the age, according to this so-called "game" that is optimal. After that, most people begin to lose function. I can almost pinpoint the exact moment mine started slipping and it was much closer to 32 but still - to have declined so MUCH??? I'm just sick over it.
Please, somebody tell me that you've had a similar experience so that I feel better. I don't mind aging, per se, but to lose brain function scares the HECK outta me.